A on-Jewish Italians Honored in Rome British Jews Ask Stangl Extradition; Sen. RFK Concurs
In Washington, Sen. Robert F. extradited and tried so that justice
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Kennedy, New York Democrat, may be done. Poland, where the
ROME (JTA)—Several non-Jewish Italians, including five Catholic
priests. who. dur:ng the Nazi occupation of their country, helped to
save .Jewish lives. received gold commemorative medals at an
Embassy reception here on the occasion of lir:. 19th anniversary of
The awards, especially minted by the Israel government, were
presented by Israel's Ambassador to Italy, Ehud Avriel. An embassy
spokesman, announcing the awards, said that "Israel and the Jews
all over the world have not forgotten and will never forget those who
supported and assisted their brothers during the darkest hours of
The clergymen in the group are: Don Giovanni Simioni and
Don -Angelo Torre, both from Treviso; Commendatore Ezio Giorgiette,
Bellaria; Don Giuseppe Di Zotti, Rome; Monsignore Leto Casini,
Florence; and Don Arrigo Beccari. '75, a priest from Nonatola. The
latter had been deported by the Germans because' he and Dr.
Giuseppe 5Ioreali, in the winter of 1943-44, had smuggled youth
aliyah children who had been evacuated from many countries, and
were placed in hiding in the priest's home town, near Mantua.
In Vienna. seven Austrians who helped save Jews from the Nazis •
during World War II were honored Tuesday, one posthumously, by
Israeli . Ambassador Michael Simon during a reception for Israel's 19th
Independence Day celebration.
The Austrian honored posthumously was Anton Schmid, a sergeant
who was executed by the Nazis for helping Jews in the Vilna Ghetto. •
The Austrians each were presented with a medal from the Yad
Vashem, the Israeli center for the documentation of the Nazi holocaust.
Chancellor Josef Klaus attended the reception.
British Nazi Begins 18-Month Term in Prison
LONDON (JTA)—Colin Jordan, pointed out that it had been based
leader of the National Socialist on the contention that the - anti-
movement in Britain, now serving racist act was invalid and a cur-
an 18-month prison term for of- tailment of free speech.
The jurist said, in reply: "In
fences against the Race Relations
Act, was turned down today when this country, Parliament is su-
he sought a writ of habeas corpus. preme. There is no power in force
In ruling against the application, to question the validity of an act
Lord Parker, the Chief Justice, of Parliament."
LONDON (JTA)—The Board of urged Brazil to extradite Stangl to
Deputies of British Jews sent a one of the three countries seeking
letter Tuesday to the Brazilian him for trial.
ambassador in London expressing
"Documents before the Brazil
the hope that the Brazilian govern- court indicate Stangl's involve-
ment would arrange for the extra- ment in the slaughter of hundreds
dition of Franz Stangl. The war- of thousands of Jews, Poles and
time commander of the Treblinka other Eastern European people at
and Sobibor death camps.
Treblinka and Sobibor," the Sena-
Stangl has been under maximum tor said. "He should therefore be
security detention since his arrest
in Sao Paulo March 2, awaiting 6—Friday, May 19, 1967
action by the Brazilian Supreme
Court on appeals for his extradi-
tion from Austria, West Germany
The court is expected to rule
this week on whether the Nazi is
to be extradited.
The chief rabbi of Rio de Janeiro
said last weekend in New York,
"Brazil is a country nearly without
any prejudice—religious or racial."
Furthermore, he predicted that the
Brazilian Supreme Court would
"deal fairly" with Stangl.
Dr. Henrique Lemle, head of the
Asociacao Religiosa Israelita, and
a prominent leader of the Brazilian
Jewish community, addressed a
reception in his honor at the Amer-
ican Jewish Committee's Institute
of Human Relations headquarters
in New York. Richard Maass, AJC
foreign affairs committee chair-
man, was host to the event.
Dr. Lemle, who was ordained at
the Jewish Seminary of Berlin, is
a survivor of Buchenwald.
death camps were located, would
appear to be the most logical place
for the trial to take place."
The Conference on Jewish Mate-
rial Claims Against Germany last
year allocated some $40,000 for
medical, educational and general
relief projects for the Jewish com-
munity in Greece.
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