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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-03-14

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34—Friday, March 14, 1969

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Start Chile Center for Jewish Studies

De Hartog's 'The Children' Exposes
Tragedy of Waifs, Adoptive Means

In "The Children," de Hartog de-
Jan de Hartog had already earn-
ed acclaim for his works about scribes the plight of half-caste chit-
refugees, survivors from Nazism, dren who are the abandoned "sou-
Jews aspiring to escape from the venirs" of the Soldiers in Vietnam,
indignities of the Holocaust into the Korea and other points where the
land of Israel. inhumanity of wars made itself felt
His newest work, "The Children," and left marks of disgrace.
Adoption methods are outlined by
published by Atheneum (122 E.
42nd, NY17), "a personal record de Hartog to show how unfortunate
for the use of adoptive children," children can be given their due
deals with a theme that perplexes sense of honor in society.
many but for whom this work
Excerpts from "The Children"
are worth noting as indications of
should serve as a valuable guide.
the immensity of the theme dealt
with.

irth

n 17 0 uncements

March 5—To Mr. and Mrs. How-
ard Weinberg (Barbara Leinoff).
10643 Ten Mile, Oak Park, a son,
Gordon Jay.
r
March 5—To Mr. and Mrs. Mi-
chael Weitzman (Judie Borinstein),
27629 Sutherland, Southfield, a
daughter, Lisa Marla.
* Y *
March 4—To Mr. and Mrs. Her-
schel S. Wander (Roberta Cher-
niak), 3201 Evergreen, Royal Oak,
a son, Kevin Oscar.



March 4—To Mr. and Mrs. Her-
schel Wander (Bobbie Cherniak).
3201 Evergreen, Royal Oak, a son,
Kevin Oscar.
r
March 3—To Dr. and Mrs. Elliott
M. Wolf (Ilene Barden), former
Detroiters of Denver, a daughter,
Heather Lauren.
• *
Feb. 26—To Mr. and Mrs. Michael
S. Newman (Cindy Corman), 23210
Gardner, Oak Park, a son, Richard
Brian.
* *
Feb. 25—To Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Winograd (Phyllis Wald), 2700
Mark, Windsor, a son, Bradley
Milton.
* *
Feb. 12—To Dr. and Mrs. Melvin
Rosen (Ellen Merkle), former De-
troiters of San Francisco, a daugh-
ter, Bonnie Jill.
* * r.
Jan. 17—To Dr. and Mrs. Jerome
Helman (Sandra Winkelman), for-
mer Detroiters of Beverly Hills, a
son, Daniel Seth.
* * *
Jan. 3—To Mr. and Mrs. Myron
D. Winkelman (Betsy Wilson), for-
mer Detroiters of Cleveland, a son,
Steven Ronald.
* * *
To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J.
Grossman, 3259 Tuckahoe, Bloom-
field Village, an adopted son,
Mark Brian.

REV. GOLDMAN "L.

MARSHALL

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certainly love to dance for you. . . . At
the sound of any music, be it a com-
mercial jingle or Bruckner's Fifth, -they
will go through a complete performance
involving pirouettes, bows and graceful
kicks ,which at any moment may sud-
denly change into a bump-and-grind ex-
hibition of a startling nature. It must
be that most of these children wit-
nessed at a tender age, through the
cracks of bar room doors, the gyrations
of the dancing girls who since time im-
memorial have followed the train of any
ak with
re te
conquering army.
ali;rny 6l . ‘,. ,,, Ta ht esoll ui
; their
tenuous lifeline was severed by a sword
the night they crossed the ocean; to re-
act with disapproval to any aspect of
their repertoire is to cut back the living
shoot of a plant that is trying to survive
a hazardous transition. Our children ar-
rive in our homes in a state of total
innocence; give them a chance to live
in paradise for just a little while longer
before the fate of man compels them to
heed the snake, eat the apple and come
tpdef. For the time being, let them
w nk, Jut their buttocks and grind their
pelvis, as they dance around the tree of
knowledge flushed with the tender green
of spring."

• • •

"Each new generation of young girls
hears it said and reacts to it with a
sense of revelation that, in the begin-
ning, a person is in love with the idea
of love, not with one particular human
being. We parents start by being in
love with the idea of a child, until the
individual hacks his way through the
foliage of our sentimental generaliza-
lion. Never fear, he will; probably
sooner than later. In no time at all he
will stop being 'the Vietnamese orphan
you and your wife adopted,' he will
stop being orphaned, Vietnamese and
adopted in succession, ultimately he
will even stop being a child and be-
come himself: unique, irreplaceable,
never seen on earth before, never to
be seen again, absolute and ultimate
entity of mankind."
•• • •
"Will the child himself, at times, feel

like an outsider, even though your own
children accept him completely as a
brother? Certainly. He may even, when
an order or a refusal has aroused his
resentment, say that he wants to go
back to Korea. This will alarm you,
until you have the same experience as
a good friend of ours who has one
Korean daughter and one of her own.
When her natural daughter was told
one night that she could not stay up to
see Lassie on television, she said, "I'm
sick of this I'm going back to Korea!'
Maybe this will help you keep your cool
when the straw fires of childhood fury
rage around you and smoke gets in your
eyes."
• • •

"At first sight it may seem ludicrous
to turn Asian children into funciamen-
tat Baptists or to place a yarmulka on
the head of an obviously Mongolian
boy, but as all religions worthy of the
name are based on the love of God and
compassion for one's neighbor your
child will soon get the point of religion
if it expresses itself in practice. . So
by all means, send your child to cate-
chism, Torn lessons, Sunday School or
revival meetings; but don't be dis-
tressed if it takes him a while to sort
out in his untrained mind the angels,
lambs, Fathers, Sons and doves which
have been part of our theological
gallery from childhood. My younger
daughter, after months of
Quaker
First-Day School which she attended
enthusiastically, asked me at Christ-
mastime whether Jesus slept with His
wings inside or outside His pajamas."

Israeli Firm to Market
Radioactive Compounds

Recommended by Physicians

RABBI

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• • •
"Suddenly, as I stood there in the
darkness fumbling for my car keys,
my knees gave way. I leaned against
the wall, overwhelmed by a sudden
wave of despair that made me cover
my lace with my hands. I saw my
pleasant, well-organized life collapse
in confusion. This meant the end of
the intimate Ireiationship I had had
with Marjorie" (Mrs. de Hartog) all
these years. :Everything I cherished
and cared for—my peace, my middle-
aged comfort, my serenity—was shat-
me
tered by this stranger calling
'Daddy.'"
• • •
"If your child is a •girl from Korea
between three and six, she will almost

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ZACHARIASH

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REHOVOT—Miles-Yeda Ltd. has
reached an agreement with the
Nuclear Research Center-Negev on
a joint program for the develop-
ment of radioactive compounds
and their worldwide sale.
This was announced by Dr. R.
Gvion, head of the radiochemistry
and isotopes laboratory of the cen-
ter, and Alex Miko, general man-
ager of Miles-Yeda.

George Washington was ignorant
of the commonest accomplishments
qf„y_onth, He_c.outd.not even

Dr. Herman Ramirez-Necothea, dean of the School of Philos-
ophy and Education, University of Chile; Dr. Bernardo Berdichewsky,
director, Center for Jewish Studies; and Moses Kaplan, cultural di-
rector, Ashkenazi Kehilla, attend inauguration of first university
Center for Jewish Studies in Latin America, which has been or
ganized by the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish represent-
ative Committee of Santiago, the Israel Embassy and the Kehilla,
at the University of Chile. The center offers courses leading to BA
and masters degrees.

Research on Polish Jews
Approved in Warsaw

series of re-
search projects dealing with Polish
Jewry during the Nazi occupation
in World War II has been approv-
ed by the Polish minister for cul-
ture and the arts, Lucian Motika, it
was disclosed in Warsaw by Dr.
Simon Datner, recently appointed
director of the Jewish Historical
Institute.
Motika is in charge of imple-
menting Poland's laws dealing
with the preservation of archives
and cultural relics.
Dr. Datner said that despite a
reduced staff, the institute would
be able to pursue a number of pro-
jects. These will include compila-
tion of a complete list of Jewish
communities destroyed by the
Nazis; a list of Polish Jews who
perished either as resistance
fighters or in the armed forces of
nations fighting the Hitlerites; a
chronological list of the major
events in the life of Polish Jewry
during the Nazi era; a list of war
criminals who committed crimes
against Jews and Poles; and a
history of Polish Jewry with spe-
cial reference to its participation
in revolutionary movements.

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Announcement of the gift was
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