Friday, July 24, 1970 19
This Week in History
Debrah Korelit-: to IVed THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Michael Allan Joseff Jewish Archives Advisory Council
.Set Up to Preserve Historic Records
From the files of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
40 Years Ago This Week: 1930
Rabbi Louis Kuppin resigned from Bethel Congregation, Hammond,
Ind., after the staging of a youth jazz show in the temple.
The Polish government, criticized for "oppression" of Polish Jews,
forbade the creation of a separate Orthodox community in Vilna.
A Jerusalem Arab magistrate, acquitted of subornation of witnesses
and perjury, jumped up and kissed his Jewish attorney.
Dr. Albert Einstein, in Geneva for a meeting of the League of
Nations Committee on Intellectual Cooperation, declined to discuss the
theory he was working on to follow the Theory of Relativity. "Maybe
people will think I am a fool when they read it," he explained.
The Soviet Union dropped plans for a Jewish republic in Bira
Bidjan after Jews departed charging mismanagement. The Kremlin
decided instead to attract Jews to Soviet collectives there.
10 Years Ago This Week: 1960
Israel charged Argentina with violating Security Council policy in
evicting the Israeli ambassador after Israel's refusal to return Adolf
The Soviet Embassy in London said 20,000 Jews were "attached"
to Moscow Central Synagogue, the USSR's largest.
A Washington, D.C. judge committed George Lincoln Rockwell to
a psychiatric examination. The Justice Department said Rockwell's
activities were "under study."
Israel marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Vladimir Jabo-
tinsky, founder of Zionist Revisionism.
Egypt recalled her ambassador to Iran, after that country formally
recognized Israel, charging that the Shah had "sold himself to Zionism
at a cheap price." Iran's Foreign Minister said his country in turn
would refuse to recognize Egypt while it was led by the "lunatic, ill-
balanced mind" of Gamal Abdel Nasser.
The 31st International P.E.N. Congress in Rio, protested "the sup-
pression of Yiddish and Hebrew culture and language in the Soviet
Union." calling it "a crime against freedom and sovereignty of the
The "Yiddishe rresse," Brazil's oldest Jewish newspaper, cele-
brated its 30th anniversary.
The platform of the Republican National Convention backed "nego-
tiations for a mutually acceptable (Mideast) settlement," "an end to
transit and trade restrictions, blockades and boycotts" and "an end
to the wasteful and dangerous arms race and to the threat of an arms
imbalance in the area."
The State Department expressed "great concern" over the "highly
regrettable" Arab discrimination against Jewish firms.
ADL, AJCongress Praise Catholic
Body for Statement on Passion Play
NEW YORK—The Anti-Defama-
tion League of Bnai Brith and the
American Jewish Congress have
praised a statement by the secre-
tariat for Catholic-Jewish rela-
tions of the U.S. Bishops' Commit-
tee for Ecumenical and Inter-
religious Affairs, which strongly
criticized the Oberammergau Pas-
sion Play and set forth "principles"
for writing, producing and viewing
passion plays which would assure
that they do not become "purveyors
of hatred and injustice."
The ADL-AJCongress paper
praised the statement as "a sen-
sitive and objective analysis of a
long-standing vehicle of injustice
not only to Jews but to Christian
scripture as well."
Dr. Joseph L. Licbten, national
director of the ADL's inter-
cultural affairs department, call-
ed the statement "a straight-
forward stand against an un-
happy source of anti-Jewish
bias" and expressed the hope
that it would lead to "long-called-
for changes not only in the
Oberammergau play but in
others like it produced in this
Phil Baum, assistant director of
the American Jewish Congress
asserted, "the statement will cau-
tion potential audiences to view
such plays in the spirit of Vatican
ed that the Oberammergau play,
despite some revisions and a print-
ed preface to the new text contain-
ing a disclaimer of intent to blame
the entire Jewish people for the
crucifixion, "remains deeply hos-
tile to Jews and Judaism."
The two Jewish groups had
examined a script of the play be-
fore it opened and also had a rep-
resentative view it last month.
They said they were "saddened by
its cruel distortions of truth and its
obvious appeal to prejudice."
MISS DEBRAH KORELITZ
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Korelitz of
Woodhaven Ln., Southfield, an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Debrah to Michael Allan
Joseff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Avery
Joseff of Templar Cir., South-
field. A fall wedding is planned.
French Deny Report
of Radar Station in
Lebanon to Eye Battles
NEW YORK—A central Jewish
Archives Advisory Council, under
the chairmanship of Edwin Wolf II
of Philadelphia was founded re-
cently for planning, coordination
and consultation in the preserva-
tion of historic, archival material
of the American Jewish commu-
The group was established fol-
lowing the recommendation of a
survey sponsored by the National
Foundation for Jewish Culture, one
of a series of surveys in the field of
Jewish cultural endeavors being
conducted this year in conjunction
with the 10th anniversary of the
In calling for the new advisory
council, the survey said that ar-
chival material is "indispensible
to the understanding of American
Jewish history." It deplored the
fact that much valuable basic in-
formation is being "destroyed in-
advertently" as a result of lack of
interest and care in its preserva-
The report was issued following
an intensive examination of the six
major archival groups in the United
States: the American Jewish Ar-
chives in Cincinnati: the American
Jewish Historical Society in Wal-
tham, Mass.; and the other four in
New York, the Leo Baeck Institute,
the Bund Archives of the Jewish
Labor Movement, the YIVO Insti-
tute for Jewish Research and the
Zionist Archives and Library of
the Jewish Agency for Israel.
"Though much valuable ma-
terial pertaining to Jewish life is
being collected and preserved,"
the report charged that "the po-
tential influence of archival re-
sources on the life style of the
American Jew has yet to be
recognized and exploited. At a
time when so many Jews are
seeking identification and their
cultural heritage, the fascinating
records, memoirs and other per-
tinent memorabilia which could
impressively illuminate that heri-
tage cannot be seen in many
parts of the country."
The report deplored the lack of
support of the archival agencies
by the organized Jewish commu-
nity and expressed regret that
until the organization of the advi-
sory council there was very limited
coordination between the archival
groups in the gathering, indexing
and exhaibition of the historic
documents of Jewish history.
The agencies, the report stated.
are greatly handicaped by lack of
proper housing and equipment. At
least three of them have small
and inadequate quarters; only
three possess microfilm cameras
and readers, with only one possess-
ing a microfilm reader-printer.
Physicians report only one out
of every eight infectious syphilis
cases and one out of every nine
gonorrhea cases to public health
officers, says the American Social
Health Association, one of nearly
200 health and community services
supported by the Torch Drive.
PARIS (JTA)—France has set
up in Lebanon a huge, ultramod-
ern radar station capable of
covering the entire eastern Medi-
terranean and as far south as the
Sinai, the French weekly, Nouvel
The publication said the station,
which it said is staffed by French
technicians, enables French offi-
cials to follow Suez Canal air
The technicians, the paper re-
ported, claim that "the Israelis
minimize their losses by 12 per
DEMOCRAT 67th DIST.
cent, the Egyptians by 60 (per
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To date, the report continued, N
Lebanese officials have refused to
divulge their new radar-gained
data to other Arab armies, in-
cluding those of Egypt and Syria,
claiming malfunction of the ma-
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French sources denied the Nou-
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short-range and capable of cover-
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THE DETROIT JEWISH COMMUNITY
IS CORDIALLY INVITED TO AN
CAMP GAN ISRAEL
Sunday, August 16th, 1970 — 1:00-4:00 p.m.
TOUR OF CAMP GROUNDS and NEW DINING
HALL & DORMITORY Under Construction
ENTERTAINMENT By Campers
"We are aware that there al-
ready have been hundreds of can-
cellations to the Oberammergau
performances from all over the
world. We are confident that the
secretariat statement will induce
many more Americans to recon-
sider their attendance at a spec-
tacle that is so dubious morally,
artistically and religiously."
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