American Jewish Committee Survey Finds Jews 'Invisible' in Social Study Textbooks
NEW YORK (JTA) — Jews are,
for the most part, America's "in-
visible citizens" in textbooks for
history and social studies courses in
junior and senior
high schools ex-
amined in a sur-
vey—part of it in
ed by American
tee and reported
Sunday to the or-
ended with the
election of Philip
E. Hoffman of
Newark, an at-
conspicuous by his absence from
rights treaties, including the UN and "illustrative of a roadblock to appointed to the Supreme Court
Genocide Convention, which has
international human rights in coun- that I was occupying a Jewish
matrial "and when he does appear, been tabled by the Senate For- tries where political power is de- seat," Goldberg said. "There
the student, for the most part, is eign Relations Committee for centralized and local prerogatives need in our democracy to appoint
given a bland portrayal of the life many years.
treasured." a man to any institution of govern-
and culture of the Jewish people,
The report was made by Mrs.
Citing a convention on elimina- ment to preserve a so-called racial
Students thus failed to develop a Rita Hauser, U.S. permanent rep- ton of all forms of racial discrim- balance."
balanced perspective of the cul- resentative to the UN Human ination which, while signed by the
Fortas was the fifth Jew to serve
ture, history and value of Jews or Rights Commission. She noted that U.S. has never been submitted to
an adequate understanding of the the U.S. had acceded to only two the Senate, Mrs. Hauser said there on the nation's highest tribunal.
vibrant aspects of Jewish commu- minor treaties among the many were constitutional difficulties in-
44—Friday, May 23, 1969
human rights conventions developed volved because it required a signa-
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Correspondingly, he said, stu- by the commission and other UN tory nation to declare illegal the
dents studying such material "de- bodies and called the U.S. position dissemination of ideas based on
the world scene" in the examined
velop little if any appreciation of
anomalous," "most distressing" racial superiority or hatred, and to
Jewish contributions to Western
* * • prohibit organizations or propa-
civilization or to American soci-
ganda activities that promote or
Boys and girls eight
Local AJC Chapter
incite racial discrimination.
to eighteen. Water-
He reported that the organization to Meet on June 4
vliet, Michigan. Five
In a news conference in connec-
hours ten n i-s In-
planned to use the survey informa-
struction, sup e r-
torney and real-
The annual dinner meeting of the tion with the annual meeting, Ar-
tion to suggest revisions to text-
vised p 1 a y daily.
tor. as president.
Beginner, Intermediate, advanced
book publishers and that it would
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He succeeds Ar-
alert city and state education de- Committee, at Great Lakes Club, of Court
Member A C.A. Write for brochure:
and affirmed that President
thur J. Goldberg, former Supreme partments which issue curricula June 4, will focus
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Nixon was not under any obliga-
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Court associate justice. Max M. guidelines and lists of recommend- on the local proj-
Valley Road, Highland Park, III.
tion to designate a Jew as succes-
Fisher of Detroit, recently named ed texts. He added that the AJCom- ects the organiza-
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by President Richard M. Nixon as mittee would raise the issue of tion has been in-
from the court last week.
on mobilization of textbook treatment of all minori- volved in under
"I did not consider when I was
Americans for volunteer service ties, religious and racial, in discus- Lewis Grossman's
for urban needs, was re-elected sions with publishers. He cited as two-year presi-
chairman of the executive board. among unsatisfactory textbooks "A dency. The pro-
Bertram H. Gold, who was re- History of the United States," Al- posed slate of
4 5) Only women's reducing
elected executive vice president, den and Magenis, 1960; "Problems officers for the
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are contributions of Jews to Amer- "Our Country's History," Davis S. who will describe "The Washington
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atrocities in general are treated kind," Roehm, Buske, Webster, will be accepted until Thursday.
Modern housekeeping cot-
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almost casually with little reference Wesley, 1961; "A Global History of Grossman chaired a key plenary
tages on Lake Huron. Finest
to their enormity, that the creation Man," L. S. Stavrianos, 1962; "Our session at the national AJC annual
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The survey was made by
series of international human Mr. and Mrs. Irving Kroll.
teachers and by the education
subcommittee of the AJCommit-
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