Beloved Concertmaster Retires
An audience of 10,000 bid fare-
well to the concertmaster of the
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Mis-
eha Mischakoff, Sunday night at
Meadow Brook. Mischakoff, who
retired after 16 years with the or-
chestra, drew the festival's biggest
crowd in years.
His co-star for the evening was
an old friend, cellist Gregor Piati-
gorsky, with whom he played the
Brahms Double Concerto and later,
after a standing ovation, an encore
they remembered from youth.
Piatigorsky — "Grischa" to his
friend—and Mischakoff (his name
then was Fishberg) escaped from
Russia together back in 1921. As
they swam the Zbruch River, they
clutched their only possessions
over their heads. Grischa his cello
and Mischa his violin.
Safe in Warsaw, Mischa was
made concertmaster of the Phil-
harmonic and Grischa the first
cellist. The latter stayed in
Europe; Mischakoff came to the
United States where his brothers
In the past 55 years, Mischakoff
has been concertmaster of the Bol-
shoi Opera, New York Symphony,
Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago
Symphony and NBC Symphony, in
addition to the Warsaw and De-
troit orchestras. In his teens, he
was concertmaster with the Petro-
grad Orchestra in Russia.
With retirement, Mischakoff will
continue to perform in solo work
and concertos and will teach.
At a retirement party in the
Tam O'Shanter Country Club, Can-
tor Harold Orbach, Nathan and
Marjorie Gordon, Julius and An-
nette Chajes took their turn at con-
NEW YORK — Twelve Ameri-
certizing—with an impromptu en- - cans have been appointed to the
tertainment in Mischakoff's honor. faculty of Bar-Ilan University,
Ramat-Gan, Israel, for the aca-
demic year beginning in Septem-
ber, according to an announcement
by Bar-Ilan University and the
BONN (JTA)—A Hamburg court in the mass murder of over 30,000 Israel Aliya Center here.
The Israel Aliya Center arrang-
has sentenced a former SS officer Greek and Bulgarian Jews during
life imprisonment at hard labor World War II was sentenced to ed for their employment with the
or the murder of Jews in Poland eight years' imprisonment at hard university and provided the neces-
labor by a Frankfurt court at the sary financial and travel arrange-
Wilhelm Rosenbaum, 83, was conclusion of a 10-month trial. The ments for them and the 44 mem-
found guilty of ordering mass exe- defendent, Fritz Gerhard Von bers of their families who will be
cutions of 159 Jews in the Cracow Hahn, was convicted along with traveling with them.
Among the newly appointed
district and of having himself shot Adolf Beckerle on two counts of
members is Prof. Solomon
Poll, who has been appointed a
demanded a life sentence.
BONN (JTA)—Two former Ges- full professor at the university.
The prosecution alleged that
officers were sentenced to Dr. Poll, author of "The Hasidic
Rosenbaum ordered the shootings
at hard labor Community of Williamsburg," will
and hanging of Jews as his own
court conduct his own sociological re-
"private affair" and not on the
that found them guilty of partici- search in addition to teaching at
orders of superiors.
pation in the executions of Polish the university.
A Nazi convicted of complicity Jews in Gorlive in 1942 and '43.
Other appointees include:
Dr. Alex Blum, department of philo-
They are Paul Baron and Ernst sophy;
Dr. Richard Goldberg, mathe-
matics; Joseph Halbfinger, social work;
Dr. Gerald Krakower, chemistry; Dr.
Meanwhile a member of the Stanley Kupinsky, sociology; Dr. Harold
to Grant Awards for
West German Parliament denied Lerner, political science; Dr. Howard
Talmud; Dr. Eli Passow, mathe-
a charge by the Soviet Army Levine,
Jewish Creative . Effort
matics; Dr. Aaron Skaist, Semitic
D Mitchel Snyder, sociol-
Red Star, that member-
MONTREAL — The J. I. Segal paper,
ogy; and Dr. Aaron Striter, English.
Foundation at the Jewish Public
Party had increased
Library has been established here Democratic
in the West German Army in Delegation Petitions
by the initiative of Dr. Hirsh and the past year.
Dora Rosenfeld and a group of
Austria for Retrial
In his answer to the Soviet
sponsors who secured funds for a
of Nazi Gauleiter
TEL AVIV (JTA) — A dele-
The purpose of the foundation is Hans Iven said that such mem-
berships had not increased in gation of Vilna Jews presented the
Austrian ambassador here with a
in Canada in the fields of litera- either of the past two years. The petition demanding the
ture, art and education.
Franz Murer, the, Nazi gauleiter
Three awards in the amount of
of the Vilna ghetto in World War
$500 each will ge granted annually Army had increased from 700 to II, who has been accused of mass
Plans were disclosed in Paris murders of Jews.
tent, written in Yiddish, Hebrew,
The petition, addressed to the
a West German one-hour tele-
English or French; for the most
president of Austria, cited new
outstanding contribution to Jewish vision film on the problems of evidence by ghetto survivors that
art, and for the most outstanding European Jewish communities, Murer had personally murdered
which will be shown in West Ger-
contribution to Jewish education.
Jews. The Nazi was acquitted by
The prizes will be awarded an- many next October. The television a jury in Graz in 1963 for lack
nually in March, the date of the staff, directed by Paul Mautner, of evidence. Austrian law holds a
death of the Jewish poet, J. I. will start shooting in France at defendant accountable only for
the end of August.
crimes committed by his own hand
but not for criminal acts he may
The demand for a new trial
arose during a world congress of
Vilna Jews held here recently.
The petition was presented by Dr.
By BENNETT CERF
Marc Dvorzetzki, a researcher of
the Nazi holocaust who is him-
ENATOR JAVITS tells about a neighbor's little girl who
self a survivor of the Vilna ghetto.
really believes in the power of prayer. When her
It cited testimony given by seven
brother built a trap to catch sparrows, she prayed hard that
other ghetto survivors before a
he wouldn't catch any,
special department of the Israeli
ktor did he.
police investigating war crimes,
Some mornings later
which implicated Murer directly
in the murder of Jews.
her mother asked, "What
One witness identified Murer as
*trade you so sure your
the killer of her 3-year-old child.
prayer would be answer-
The Austrian ambassador, Arthur
ed "Well, for one thing;
Ankster, promised to transmit the
Mother," replied the de-
petition to the president and ex-
Xout youngster, "I . went
pressed hope that a retrial will be
back there three days ago
tind kicked the trap to
12 Americans Take
Deputy Prime Minister i n. Alien
to Address ZOA National Caudal*
NEW YORK — Top Israeli lead-
ers, including Israel Deputy Prime
Minister Yigal Allon and other
members of the cabinet and the
Knesset, will be among the Israeli
and American officials who will
address the 71st national conven-
tion of the Zionist Organization of
America, Sept. 12-15, at the Statler
Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Besides Allon, the Israeli offi-
cials who will speak to some 1,200
delegates, will be the Israel am-
bassador to the United States,
Yitzhak Rabin; Yosef Saphir, min-
ister without portfolio and chair-
man of the Liberal Party; : and
S. Z. Abramov, member of the
Jacques Torczyner, president of
the ZOA, wily)
presidential aildot§§ 444. .2
that Anon, who Is ire cbo•
tion, will come 1.
cially to address Ow ZQA
at its session on aliya.
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many's new envoy to Israel, ar-
rived here and was scheduled to
present his credentials to Presi-
dent Shazar Wednesday.
Ambassador Knoke told report-
ers that sympathy for Israel had
grown stronger in West Germany
since the Six-Day War and added
that it was his country's aim to
see peace prevail in the Middle
East. "For the time being I have
mastered just one word of Hebrew
and that is 'Shalom,' " he said.
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