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December 27, 1968 - Image 24

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-12-27

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Anti-Semitism in Soviet Union Is Exposed
in `Unredeemed% Noted Authorities Show
Extent of Prejudices Against USSR Jews

With the Hebrew letter "Mem" place, but God is the Place of the
on the jacket of the book "The world.' For Jews in the Soviet
Unredeemed: Anti-Semitism in the Union, God is at hand though
Soviet Union," published by not apparent."
Quadrangle Books, draws upon
In his introduction, Prof. Rubin
the knowledge of distinguished states that with the exception of
personalities and upon authorita- the indignities of the early 1960s
tive source to expose the extent Jews in Russia do not have to
of Jew-baiting in the USSR,
fear for their lives but have to
Edited by Prof. Ronald I. Rubin contend with a war "waged against
of the College of the City Uni- the Jewish soul itself." He points
versity of New York, this volume out that "in theory three courses
describes the plight of Soviet are open to Soviet Jews—affirma-
Jewry and the forces behind the tion assimilation, emigration—all
current Soviet anti-Semitism. amounting to dead ends." He
There is this note explaining shows that as a nationality Jews
suffer restrictions, that Jewish in-
the design on the jacket:
stitutions "have been virtually
"The Hebrew letter M, which
eliminated, while nationality
forms the design, means makom,
groups far smaller in size are pro-
or place. It is also one of the
vided by the government with edu-
initials used for the name of
cational and cultural facilities in
God, and when so used it calls
their native languages;" that as-
to mind the Talmudic expres-
similation
is not a simple matter
sion 'The world is not God's
because starting at age 16 all
Jews are registered as such on
their passports; that Jews do not
assimilate because "Soviet authori-
ties do not want it;" and migra-
tion has been made impossible.
Arilf201112cements
There are interesting reasons for
Dec. 20 — To Mr. and Mrs. Har the rarity of mixed marriages
among Russian Jews—the family
old A. Margolis (Doris Treitman)
22100 Harding, Oak Park, a daugh- unit that leads to retention of
identity, the insecurity of inter-
ter, Jennifer Anne.
married during the Holocaust, and
* * *
"intensification of anti-Semitism
Dec. 18 — To Mr. and Mrs. Rob-
has galvanized a pride and a
ert Adelson (Michelle Lois Man-
heimer), 17275 Stratford, South- defensiveness in the Soviet Jew,
much
as it had in the Marranos
field, a daughter, Melissa Beth.
who braved the Spanish Inquisi-
* * *
tion and in the Warsaw Ghetto
Dec. 15 — To Mr. and Mrs. Clif- partisans."
ford Gorov (Vicky Zimmerman),
Protests against Soviet anti-
23080 Radclift, Oak Park, a son,
Semitism are strongly endorsed
Jason Steven.
I because they "prove to Soviet
s *
Jews, in addition to their Com-
Dec. 12 — To Mr. and Mrs. Har-
munist rulers that they have not
old Gold (Sharon Mitteldorf),
been abandoned. The half-cen-
22140 Stratford, Oak Park, a
tury of communism has condi-
daughter, Mindi Robyn.
tioned them to survive the ter-
* * *
ror and withstand the anguish,
rs. Robert
Dec. 7—To Mr. and Mrs.
but what they fear most is that
Leichtman (Sharon Goldenberg),
either through self-interest, in-
14610 Pearson, Oak Park, a daugh-
difference, or cowardice, they
ter. Jodi Beth.
will
be forgotten by the humane
=
s
community of man."
Dec. 6 — To Mr. and Mrs. Hen-
Authorities who are highly quali-
ry P. Lee (Linda Marash), 25535 fled to expose the Soviet terror
Lahser, Southfield, a daughter, are represented with essays elab-
orating upon the various methods
* s *
Dec. 5—To Mr. and Mrs. Stuart used by the Communists to molest
7 and oppress Jews and to suppress
Weisblatt (Debbie Neshkes), 1991' Jewish cultural undertakings.
Lahser, a son, Jonathan David.
Of major importance is the re-
*
view of "The Status of the Jews
Dec. 5 — To Mr. and Mrs. Ben-
ja min Askenazy (Hinda Chicorel), Decter
in the whose
Soviet studies
Union" by
of Moshe
condi-
26084 Hendrie, Huntington Woods tions in Russia have been major
a daughter, Adria Michelle.
in
the
evaluations
of
happenings
* * *
that area.
Nov. 20—To Mr. and Mrs. Ber _ in Ben Ami, whose recent book on
nard Winograd of St. Louis (Nan _ his findings in all areas of Russia
cy Davis of Detroit), a son
' revealed the sad condition among
Michael.
USSR Jewry, deals witb "The Old
* * *
Bazaar of Sanarkand" in which ad-
ditional data is provided.
Recommended by Physicians
Both Moshe Decter and Ben Ami
contributed additional essays deal-
RABBI
ing with the religious and cultural
deprivations, the popular anti-
Semitism instigated by the Ukrain-
Expert Mohel
Serving Hospitals and Homes
ian anti-Semite Trofim Kichko and
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an eye-witness account of an urge
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to escape to Israel.
In relation to the anti-Semitic
activities that emerged during
and after the Six-Day Israel-
Arab War there is an expose of
the attitudes as expressed in the
USSR journal Krokodil. There
is an essay in that section on
the late Charles H. Jordan's
death in Prague by Robert H.
Estabrook who exposed the
state of terror that had been
REV. GOLDMAN L.
propagated by the Soviets.
Eyewitness accounts describing
experiences in Russia include the
MOHEL
famous article by Elie Wiesel and
other articles.
353-5444
A special section includes dis-
cussion at the United Nations on
the question of human rights and
and while the existing conditions
are told in the reproduced speech
of Morris B. Abram at the UN
Experienced Mohel
Human Rights Commission. session
Serving in Hospitals & Homes
in Geneva and an article by Prof.
Rubin, the volume includes the
544 2864
fanlous speech' on "The Need for

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a Jewish State" by Andrei A.
Gromyko, at the UN, May 14, 1947,
the sense of which has since been
rejected by the USSR.
Of value for an understanding
of the USSR discriminations are
essays by William Korey and
Joseph B. Schechtman.
"Response and Protest" is a
section that describes the con-
demnations by American Jews of
the discriminatory Russian acts.
This section includes the views
expressed on the question of USSR
presecution of Jews that was is-
sued for the State Department by
William B. Macomber Jr.
In a foreward to the book Prof.
Abraham J. Heschel declares:
"The stupidity of the persecution
of the Jewish minority which
stands in such tremendous con-
trast to the grandeur and intelli-
gence of the Russian nation, re-
mains a puzzle to all sensitive
citizens living in Russia and a
source of bewilderment to decent
men all over the world."

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suit against Harry Golden result-
ing from his book, "A Little Girl
Is Dead, has been settled out of
court with Golden paying $1,200
to the plaintiff, George Epps of
Cedartown, Ga.
Golden called Epps, a key
prosecution witness in the 1913
trial of Lee Frank, a "legendary
liar." The book said the sentence
of Frank, a Jewish factory su-
perintendent accused in the rape-
slaying of a 14-year old girl, was
unjust. Golden agreed to the set-
tlement, he said, to clear the way
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