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April 03, 1970 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-04-03

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10 Frisco Writers Hit Soviet Tactic of 'Whitewashing'

SAN FRANCISCO — Detroit-born
novelist Leo Litwak is one of 19
writers from the San Francisco
area who denounced the Soviet
Union's attempt to "whitewash its
anti-Jewish policies" in a recent

inent Soviet Jews presented a peti-
tion condemning Israeli "aggres-
sion" and stating their loyalty to
the Soviet Union.
Other Bay area writers who
joined in the attack on the Soviet
Union were Kay Boyle, Herbert
Headed by novelist Herbert Gold, Wilner, Elie Wiesel, Don Asher
the group condemned the staged and Irving Halperin, historian Al-
press conference at which 31 prom- bert Guerard of Stanford Univer-
sity and publishers John Bee and
Clayton Barbeau.
Violinist Joachim
"No one is going to be fooled
Hungarian violinist Joseph Joa-
by the familiar procedure of pa-
chim was born in 1831 and studied
under Mendelssohn. His first con- rading these poor people out to
make such a public confession,"
cert was in 1843 at the age of 12.
At 18 he was concertmaster at the statement said.
Weimar and at 22 he was named
They said the evidence was un-
concertmaster at Hanover. He di- deniable that many Soviet Jews
rected the Musical Academy in had "lost their jobs or suffered im-
Berlin from 1868 until his death in prisonment or harassment for de-
manding the freedom of cultural


Friday, April 3, 1970-13

expression, of religious expression
It is better to stir up a questionl it without stirring it up.—Joseph
and of communal organization, without deciding 'it, than to decide Jouber.
which is afforded other groups in
that country.
1 CHILDREN . . . your most
"As a consequence, we know that
precious possession
thousands of Jews, living in a
climate of fear and repression
have asked for — and have been
,Give Them The Lessons That Last a
denied—the right to emigrate. We
are therefore greatly disturbed
Lifetime. Enroll- Them Today In One
that the Soviet government would
Our Child Development Programs.
once again resort to this kind of
demeaning and threatening public

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