Berffen-Belsen Slaty ivbrs to Make
Paoli/44a ere on 25th Year ojf Liberation
survivors of the Bergen-Belsen
concentration camp will make a
pilgrimage this summer to the
site of the death camp on the 25th
anniversary of its liberation by the
British Army. What was one of
Hitler's major concentration camps
is today a cemetery for more than
100,000 Jews buried there in num-
erous mass graves.
In announcing the pilgrimage,
Josef Rosensaft, president of the
World Federation of Bergen-Belsen
Associations, said that for most
participants it will be their first
return to Bergen-Belsen. Jews tra-
ditionally, "return to the graves of
"The award, said Rosensaft, "is
being presented to Jerusalem by
virtue of its . special significance in
Jewish history and in recognition
of the fact that the Holy City is the
site of the largest and most mean-
ingful memorials to the 6,000.000
martyrs, the Yad Vashem Hill of
Remembrance and the Cave of the
Holocaust and the Belsen Memor-
ial, both on Mt. Zion."
A panel of writers, who serve on
WASHINGTON (JTA)—President country in its dedication to safe-
the international jury of the "Re- Nixon reaffirmed his support of guarding human rights and basic
membrance Award" will partici- Senate ratification of the Genocide freedoms, both at home and
throughout the world. The in-
pate in a symposium on "The Treaty in a message to the Ad Hoc formed, active support of your
token of respect and love," he said. federation will publish an addition-
But because of their abhorrence of al five titles in its Remembrance
the locale. the great majority of Library: "The Forest, My Friend"
survivors have never been to Ber- by Dona Rosen; "Stalemate," by
Services at the cemetery on
July 1 will mark the beginning
'et a two-week commemoration of i
the 25th anniversary of the liber-
ation, highlighted by the presen-
tation of the federation's 1970
Remembrance Award to the city
of Jerusalem at the King David
se of "Helpless" Jews
Itzhak Mar; "Poems of the Holo-
caust" (Volume 2) by Aron Zeitlin;
"Children of the Night". by Rachel
Mintz; and "Never Never Forget,"
a Holocaust anthology.
in Anti-Israel Campaign
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Jew- nard Direnfeld of Cleveland re- • In a statement issued in Washing-
ish Veterans of the U.S.A. deplored ferred to a staged press conference
"the cynical use of captive, help- held in Moscow this week in which
from the, United States, Canada. less Jews in the Soviet Union to
40 Jews were paraded before the
England, France, South Africa and exploit its anti-Israel policies."
press to exhibit anti-Israel and
South America also will Participate
JWV National Commander Ber- anti-Zionist expressions.
'in services in Jerusalem at the
Cave of the Holocaust and the Yad
Vashem Hill of Remembrance.
Nixon Reaffirms His Genocide Pact Backing
Legacy of the Holocaust and its
Meaning for Jewish Survival."
Among the participants will be the
laureates of the Remembrance
Award, Elie Wiesel and Manes
Concurrently in New York, the
their loved ones every year as a
gen-Belsen since they were liber-
JWV Deplores Soviet
Committee on the Human Rights committee for a direction which
and Genocide Treaties which held this government is determined to
a two day meeting in Washington. take is encouraging and reassur-
In a letter to Herschel Halbert, jog."
chairman of the committee, Nixon The 150 committee members
said: "Your meeting comes at an
important time, and serves to re- representing 53 organizations met
mind all Americans that the ratifi- March 4 with the Senate Foreign
cation of the Genocide Convention Relations Committee and urged
at this time is in their national in- ratification of the "Convention on
terest." President Nixon sent a the Prevention and Punishment of
message to the Senate recently the Crime of Genocide" which has
asking for ratification, been languishing in the Senate
Nixon told the Ad Hoc Com - , committee since June 1948.
mitiee: "The Un it e d States
should stand second to no other J.W.V. SUPPLEMENT
ton by Commander Direnfeld, the
JWV pointed out that "the tactics
now being used by the Russians.
namely to force denunciations of
fellow Jews in Israel by prominent
Soviet Jews, is reminiscent of the
Nazi era, when by force Hitler used
Jews as pawns in his designs to
exterminate the Jews of Europe."
Commander Direnfeld pointed
out 'there has been a state policy
in the Soviet Union of cultural
genocide against the Jews for a
number of years. This policy has
been expressed in terms of inhibit-
ing cultural expression, discrimina-
tion, _fear campaigns and threats
against Soviet Jews who exhibit a
desire to immigrate to Israel."
"It is bacrenough," he said, "that
3.000,000 Jews are held captive in
the Soviet Union. But to play upon
their fears by forcing men to speak
against their biothers is uncon-
Friday, March 20, 1970-15
In Loving Memory of
Marine Capt. Rubin Iden
KILLED SEPT. 20, 1942
making the pilgrimage
CLAD 1LC VIN +11-,
Israel Population in '85
Predicted to Hit 3,500,000
TEL AVIV (ZINS) — Israel's
Jewish population, increasing min-
utely but steadily year to year.
wilt grow to 3.500,000 by 1985, ac-
cording to Prof. Reuven Bakki,
chi e f government statistician,
speaking at the annual conference
of Israel's Central Statistical Bu-
Professor Bakki's figures
based both on natural increase
and on teh expected immigration
in the next 15 years. Eliezer Liv-
neh, a writer on political and so-
cial issues, is much more optimis-
tic about the future. After a three-
week visit to the U.S., Livneh
wrote an article published in Ha-
retz, predicting taht "millions" of-
American Jews will be settling in
Israel within the next decade.
American Jewish youngsters.
says Livneh, reject their parents,
leaving them with but two options:
losing their children or setting in
Israel. Livne his certain that Jew-
ish parents will choose the latter
course and that they will number
In the millions."
Bertha, Ben, Sam and Linda Marlene Iden
Friends and Loved Ones
Shirlee and Jack Iden
Lauren, Elaine and Bruce Iden
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