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December 19, 1969 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-12-19

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1T.JA Goal of S250,000,000 Called Largest

(Continued from Page 1)
loving people everywhere" and
lose their meaning." He said that, for this reason, '•the highest
that with overseas Jewry bearing priorities must be given" to all
the burdens of Israel's h ant. etherls re-establish peace in the
tarian requirements, Israelis "can
aura "and in the meantime to
hold the line everywhere else." assure Israel's survival and con-
"The burdens are very great, ' inued • social and economic prog-
Eban declared. "Perhaps there ress...
might be some justification for the
Four Christians who risked
belief by some that our shoulders
their lives to save hundreds of
would Crumble under the weight rf
.let%s during the Holocaust were
the biirden—if we had to hear that
honored in a program, "The
burden alone. What they don't take
Righteous Among the Nations"
into account is the galvanizing
last Saturday, at the UJA con-
force of Jewish solidarity," she
ference. •
said.
The program honored Fr. Joseph
The delegates were told that Andre of Belgium; Herman Bra- I
60,000 new immigrants are expect Ow, formerly of
Germany and now
ed to arrive in Israel during 1970, living in the United States; Dr.
many of them without a trade, and Adelaide Hautval of France; and
other aged and infirm and in need Dr. Willem Sandberg of Holland.
of medical care, housing, educa-
Presiding over "The Righteous
tion and other services. '
t A ID o n g the Nations" was Mrs.
Ginsberg said that one reason Bernard Schaenen, chairman of
why the UJA was calling on Jews the National Women's Division of
for unprecedented contributions UJA. It commemorated the 25th
was the size of Israel's defense anniversary of the Women's Divi-
budget that will absorb 83 per cent sion.
of the country's taxes in 1970. Is-
When the Nazis began to round
raelis are taxed at one of the up thousands of Jews in Belgium
world's highest rates and they now in 1942, Fr. Andre was priest of
must carry the largest per capita the parish of St. John the Baptist.
national debt of any people in the Welcomed, sheltered and often
world, Ginsberg said.
sent by him to safer lodging,
scores of Jews owe him their lives.
World Jewry will have to pro-
The - Maison du Vicaire" became
vide $500,000,000 in philanthro-
known as the "Angel Home," and
pic aid to meet the humanitarian
when the G e st a p o conducted
needs of the 60,000 immigrants

expected to come to Israel in
1970 and the more than 300,000
immigrants of previous years
still in need of assistance, Rabbi
Herbert A. Friedman, executive
chairman of the United Jewish
Appeal, told the annual confer-
ence.

"Our philanthropic dollars will
be used as always to pay for the
great immigrant absorption pro--;
grams, including health and wel-
fare and higher education an
housing and farming and youth
care and much, much more," he
said.
Rabbi Friedman said that for
the Israelis, the "path ahead is
clear — war along the Suez Canal.
terrorism along the Jordan River,
danger of economic collapse —
and superhuman effort to absorb ,
new immigrants into the fabric
of Israeli society at the same
time."
He also called strong world
sympathy for Russian Jewry "a
part of that totality of concern
which unites all Jews in one tight-
ly-linked brotherhood." He noted
that in 1970, the Joint Distribution
Committee, a UJA constituent.
would spend $24,000,000 on aid to
needy Jews outside the United
States and Israel. He said that
money would assist more than
300,000 people in such areas of
life as care of the aged and
sick, children's homes and feeding
programs.
Former Vice President Hubert
Humphrey told the Jewish leaders
that the Middle East crisis em-
bodied the risk of large-scale
atomic war and that action was
urgently needed to bring an end to
clashes that could lead to large-
scale warfare, which he called
"too great a risk in these days of
atomic warfare."
He added that the future of Is- 1
rael was "important to all demo-
cratically oriented and freedom '

Pravda, Izvestia
Defend Moscow on
Soviet Jewry Issue

I.ONDON (JTA) — The two lead-
ing Soviet newspapers have taken
issue with critics of Russia's treat-
ment of its Jewish citizens.
Grigori Plotkin, writing in the
Communist Party organ Pravda,
claims that anti-Semitism was
eliminated in the Soviet Union 52
years ago in the October Revolu-
tion.
Izvestia, the government news-
paper, said that Soviet policy per-
mitted Jews to reunite with rela-
tive's abroad although it virtually
ruled out emigration by other Jews
or Soviet citizens generally.
The articles in both news-

papers replied to charges made
by Israel and by Jews in other
countries that the Kremlin de-
liberately suppresses Jewish cul-
tural and religious life in the
USSR in violation of the Soviet
constitution.
- In principle, Soviet law decides

When the Holocaust -was in
full swing, Graebe was a direc-
tor of a German construction
company. In this capacity, he
saw to it that Jewish employes
escaped arrest by the N a zi S.
Once, when 50 Jews from his
district were under arrest,
Graebe convinced the Gestapo
to release them from the huts
in which Jews being sent to
death camps were housed. Gra-
ebe was the only German to
testify at the Nuremberg trials.
Now a resident of San Fran-
cisco, he continues to hunt down

Nazis still at large.

Shortly after the Nazis occupied
France, Dr. Hautval, then a young
psychiatrist, was arrested for
traveling without proper docu-
ments and sent to a French prison.
After protesting the treatment of
Jewish prisoners there, she was
transferred to Auschwitz.
Four times at Auschwitz, Dr.
Hautval was ordered to conduct
"medical" experiments on Jewish
inmates. Four times she refused.
In an attempt to persuade her,
a Nazi doctor asked: "Don't you
know that there are people differ-
ent from us?" Dr. Hautval replied:
"Yes I do, and you are the first
among them."
On another occasion, she de-
clared: "No one of us will leave
this place alive, but so long as
we are alive, let us behave like
human beings."
When the Nazis occupied Hol-
land, Dr. Sandberg, then director
of Amsterdam's City Museum,
helped print thousands of forgad
identification cards and distribute
them to Jews who could then pass
as Aryans. Despite the excellent
forgeries, he and his colleagues
realized that the cards could still
be checked against the files in the
Nazi Registry Office. They there-
fore formed a small band and, in
a daring raid, blew up the office
and destroyed the files. Of the 22
who launched the attack, only Dr.
Sandberg and one colleague es-
caped arrest and execution by the
Nazis.

Friday, December 19, 1969-5

SPITZER'S

peared but continued to run his
home from a distance. For two
years prior to his departure. Fr.
Andre (lid not sleep in a bed; he
had given his up to those he had
decided to save.

the question of the exit of those
wishing to emigrate with maxi-
mum democracy," the Pravda
article said.
"When some Soviet Jews wish
to leave the USSR, and join their
relatives abroad, including Israel,
they have received permiSsion,"
the paper said.
Iivestia accused Israel of not
being really interested in reuniting
families but in bringing Jews in for
the labor force and "cannon
fodder."

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