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May 09, 1969 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-05-09

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New Kichko Book Intensifies
Anti-Semitic Poison in USSR

NEW YORK (JTA)—A commit-
tee of 3,000 American college
faculty members has reported that
a new anti-Semitic book has been
published with official sanction in
the Soviet Union by Ukrainian
author Trofim Kichko, who wrote
a similar tome five years ago
which touched off worldwide critic-
ism and led to a retraction by So-
vet authorities.
Dr. Nathan Glazer of Harvard
University, chairman of the Acad-
emic Committee on Soviet Jewry,
said that Kichko apparently had
been "rehabilitated" because of the
Soviet Union's intensified anti-
Israel campaign.
He reported also that the corn
mittee had sent appeals to Com-
munist leaders and editors in 11
Western countries, urging their
public condemnation of the new
Kichko work, "Judaism and Zion-
ism." Many of the Western Com
munists had denounced Kichko's
"Judaism Without Embellishment"
as viciously anti-Semitic.
The new work was published as
a 94-page paperback last August
by the Enlightenment (Znania)
Society of Kiev, a government
agency for promotion of atheism,
Dr. Glazer said. He added that
the new book "repeats the strid-
ent anti-Semitism" of and lifts
whole sections from "Judaism
Without Embellishment," pub-
lished by the Ukrainian Academy
of Sciences in 1963 and exposed
in the West in 1964 when a copy

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was shown and its content de-
nounced at a meeting of the
United Nations Commission on
Human Rights.
The unprecedented wor ldwide
criticism that erupted led to a spe-
cial meeting of the ideological
commission of the Soviet Com-
munist Party, which repudiated the
author and ordered the book with-
drawn.
Dr. Glazer declared that the fact
Kichko "has resurfaced with offi-
cial blessings as a widely publish-
ed author in the Ukraine is an
ominous and depressing develop-
ment. This new book is an impor-
tant element in a larger propa-
ganda campaign to poison the
atmosphere for Soviet Jews.
"Judaism Without Embellishment"
had a press run of 12,000 copies. A
notation in "Judaism and Zionism"
claims a first publication of 60.000
copies, Dr. Glazer said.
The committee's appeal has been
sent to such Communist leaders as
Waldeck Rochet, general secretary
of the French party, and Luiei
Longo, head of the Communist
Party in Italy. Both had severely
denounced the first Kichko book.
Jean Paul Sartre also has received
the appeal.
The committee said, in an ana-
lysis of the new book, that it was
-filled with derision, contempt
and disgust for the Jewish reli-
gion, the Jewish faith and prac-
tices and for its practitioners."
It accuses "ideologists of Juda-
ism" of teaching Jews "to hate

people of other faiths and even
exterminate them.
Distorting biblical quotations,
Kichko depicts Jews as "ruthless
cosmopolitans" disloyal to the So-
viet society and cites acts of "con-
sorting" between Israel Zionists
and American "imperialists" and
"nco-fascists" of West Germany as
"proof." "Cosmopolitanism" was a
favored device of Stalin in his anti-
Jewish purges of the late 1940s.
However, the new book does not
contain the cartoons of vulgar anti-
Semitic stereotypes, many of them
markedly similar to those of the
Nazi era, which illustrated Kich-
ko's first book and which were a
particular target of criticism of it.
After the official repudiation of
that book, little was heard from
the author until he "was brought
forward to play a leading role in
the orchestrated propaganda cam-
paign against Israeli and Zion-
ism." Prof. Glazer said.
A Kichko article in Komsomol
skaya Znamya. the daily news-
paper of the Ukrainian Young
Communist leadership, on Oct. 4,
1967, assailed "a conspiracy of
Jewish millionaires, Western im-
perialists. American capitalists,
Zionist ideologues and Israeli lead-
ers, aimed at world conquest."
Dr. Glazer noted that "Judaism
Without Embellishment" was re-
cently published in Warsaw in Pol-
ish and circulated in Poland dur-
ing the recent anti-Jewish purges
there.

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Mrs. Meir Reiterates Demands for Direct Talks

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Premier
Golda Meir Monday vehemently
rejected any Middle East settle-
ment that falls short of Israel's
demands for a directly negotiated
peace treaty with the Arab states.
She scored the "maneuvers" of
outside parties which, she said, put
forth all sorts of schemes but did
not demand of the Arab rulers
"that they make peace with Israel
peace pure and simple . . such
as exists between most nations of
the world."
Mrs. Meir addressed the open-
ing of the summer session of the
sixth Knesset, its last before the
general elections next fall. Her
speech, in which she listed in some
detail what Israel thinks a peace
treaty with the Arabs must include,
had prior approval of the cabinet
and represented a statement of
policy of the coalition government.
Mrs. Meir dismissed as "dust
in the eyes of the world" the pro•
fessions of Egyptian President
Gamal Abdel Nasser that he ac-
cepted the Security Council's

November 1967 resolution as a
basis for Middle East peace and
the peace proposals enunciated
by King Hussein of Jordan dur-
ing his visit to Washington last
month. She warned the Jordan-
ian ruler to halt Arab guerrilla
raids across the border or face
reprisal. She told Egypt that Is-
rael would continue to fortify the
cease-fire lines on the Suez
Canal because they are Israel's
"best guarantees."
Mrs. Meir said, "We have been
witnessing many types of maneu
vers in the discussion of a solution
to the conflict in the area. The:'
were designed to find means of
avoiding peace treaties. We have
heard talk of so-called peacefol
settlements. There are some who
are content with every state declar-
ing its peaceful intentions and
others who will be satisfied with a
declaration terminating the state
of belligerency. There are refkc-
lions on demilitarized zones, on
guarantees and on all types of
arrangements and intentions — all

Winning Photo Is the Cat's Meow

What makes the difference between merely a good photograph
and the "Best Print of the Year?" For Murry Koblin, Southfield
advertising man, the difference was a stray cat. Koblin, an amateur
photographer who is former chairman of the Center Camera Club,
was posing his daughter Carolyn for a routine shot when a white cat
came wandering into his viewfinder. "My first impulse was to shoo-
away the kitty and get on with the picture taking," he admitted,
"when suddenly I realized that the cat was just the element the pic-
ture needed for added impact." The resulting photo has already won
three awards, the most important being "Best Print of the Year" in
a citywide competition of all major camera clubs, sponsored by the
Greater Detroit Camera Club Council. Judging was done by a panel
in
Buffalo.


this without demanding of the
Arab rulers that they make peace
with Israel," Mrs. Meir said.
"The statesmen and formulators
of public opinion must not become
accustomed to the Arab refusal of
peace," Mrs. Meir continued, "Nor
must they regard every unbinding
statement by one Arab leader or
another about a cessation of belli-
gerency and so forth as a mani-
festation of moderation and acts
of charity toward Israel."

Fortas Issue
Stirg Capitol

The Nation's Capitol is stirred by
the new issue that has arisen over
a fee Supreme Court Justice Abe
Fortas at first received from the
Wolfson Foundation and months
later returned it. The too-late re-
turn of the fund is considered con-
trary to ethical acting by a high
court judge. Now there is talk of a
possible impeachment, and there
is pressure that Fortas should

'Hitler Was Right' Sticker
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
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PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — Sev-
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But in many quarters it is doubt-
ed whether conjecture is possible.
Meanwhile important newspa-
pers are critical of Fortas. The
Detroit News has condemned
Senator Philip Hart for his con-
tinuing friendly attitude toward
Fortas.
It was announced Wednesday
that Fortas no longer accepts fees
for lectures, and his managers cut
a $2,000 fee he was to receive for a
speech at Northwestern University
in Boston, Thursday night, to $650
kir expenses.
Senator Griffin again is in the
limelight, with conjectures whether
he will co-sponsor legislation hence-
forth prohibiting public officials
from receiving extra-curricular
fees. He has not, however, joined
those advocating the justice's im-
peachment.

Parents to Hear Talk
by Paul Winter Tuesday

Parents Without Partners will
meet 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Jewish
Center.
Guest speaker will be Paul Win-
ter. Refreshments will be served.
For information, phone Henrietta
Lewis L; 4-4894.



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