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November 06, 1970 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-11-06

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Leningrad Mayor
Stymied in Try
to Attack Israel

LE HAVRE, France (JTA) —
Mayor Oved Ben Ami of Natanya
and the mayor of Leningrad clash-
ed here at a meeting of the execu-
tive committee of the International
Federation of Twin Cities attended
by delegates from 14 countries.
Later, the Israeli and a member
of the Soviet delegation reached a
compromise on the text of a resolu-
tion adopted by the federation.
Middle East politics were intro-
duced to the proceedings by Lenin-
grad's mayor, who urged the fede-
ration to take a stand on the return
of Palestinian refugees to their
homes and against the occupation
of territory belonging to other
nations.
Mayor Ben Ami protested that
the meeting was intended to pro-
mote peace and brotherhood. He
asked whether the federation,
which hopes for a united Berlin,
was going to advocate a redivision
of Jerusalem.
The compromise resolution spoke
about the need to ease the suffer-
ing of populations as a result of
the wars in Vietnam and the Mid-
dle East.
The reference to the Palestinian
refugees was eliminated.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

10--Mday, Ilawanher 6, 1470

Boris Smolor's

Three SS Officers on Trial for the Deaths of 115

trial and has since been executed.
BONN (JTA)—Three former SS
officers who were aides of Gestapo The court heard lurid stories of
chief Heinrich Himmler, have gone how the trio collected the skulls of
on trial in Frankfurt on charges their victims for alleged scientific
of having murdered 115 concentra- study.
tion camp inmates.
(Editor-ia-Chief Emeritus, JTA)
The accused, Dr. Bruno Beger,
(Copyright 1978,. JTA Inc.)
59; Dr. Hans Fleischhacker, 58;
and
Dr. Wolf-Dieter Wolff, 57, all
COMMUNAL AFFAIRS: Jewish communities in the United States
worked at the notorious Auschwitz
now facing new problems are seeking ways to meet them.
death camp.
These problems emanate mostly from the restlessness in American
One of their associates was
life. Jews are part and parcel of the entire population, and the prob- Wolfran Fiver, who was sentenced
lems created by the restive mood in the country—the Negro issue, the to death at a previous war crimes
drug abuse problem, the demonstrations on campuses—affect Jewi no
less than other parts of the general population. However, they have
also additional side-effects for Jews.
Take, for instance, the demand of black people that they be given
representation on the board of trustees of Jewish hospitals.
This is a delicate issue, and little is being spoken of it in public.
However, the issue is coming more and more to the forefront. There
are Jewish hospitals in every city where the Jewish population is 40,000
and over. They are considered among the best local medical institutions.
LARGE SELECTION FOR CASUAL,
One can fmd many Negroes among their patients and on the medical
AFTERNOON AND EVENING WAIL
staff. They have always been open to all, without distinction as to race
IMPORTED VARIETY OF LEATHERS
or religion. They are considered a major Jewish contribution to the
4ND COLORS INCLUDING SOME
HAND . NEEDLEPOINTS, BEADED,
welfare of all residents in the city.
GOLD AND SILVER IMPORTS.
Their board of trustees was always composed of Jews, because
they were built by Jews, and had been—and still are—supported by
Jewish philanthropy. They are considered by all as a Jewish institution
in which the Jews take, justifiably, great pride. Never has any non-
Jewish group of the population attempted to force non-Jewish members
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on their boards of trustees. It was as natural for Jewish hospitals to
have a Jewish board of directors as it is for a synagogue, or for any
Jewish institution. In New York, Jewish donors and the Jewish Fed-
eration were proud of the reputation of such hospitals as Mount Sinai, • .111111111MUNICISICONSMa1lii
Montefiore, Beth Israel and others in the city. And so were the Jew-
ish donors and federations in Chicago, Los Angeles, Cleveland and
other cities where Jewish hospitals function.

The request by black groups for representation on the highest
levels of these hospitals is causing a delicate problem for Jewish
leadership. This request is based not on any complaint of discrimina-
tion against black patients or members of staff—no such discrimina-
tion exists—but on the assertion that the hospitals, even though they
are Jewish-built and Jewish-supported, receive also municipal and
state support. By the same token they can also demand tomorrow
representation on the boards of Jewish Homes for Aged, Jewish child-
care institutions and other Jewish welfare establishments.

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CJFWF ASSEMBLY: The matter has been under study by a
special committee of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare
Funds. A report on it may probably be presented at the forthcoming
five-day general assembly of the CJFWF which opens Nov. 11 in
Kansas City, Mo.
Among the questions which the general assembly is to discuss
also will be new directions for Federation planning with hospitals,
homes for aged and other agencies involved in health- services.
The- general assembly will take a close look at the problem of
drug abuse.
One of the central questions of discussion at the general assem-
bly will be how the Jewish Federations can enhance Jewish identity
and commitment. The CJFWF had appointed a task force which has
been evaluating a proposal to create a new national foundation for
the development of Jewish identity. A group of Jewish community
leaders, executives, faculty members 'and students, rabbis, women,
Jewish and general educators, and young leaders comprise the task
force under the chairmanship of Irving Blum of Baltimore.





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special discussion on the problems and potentials of American Jewish
weekly newspapers, and of the important role which the Jewish Tele-
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The Jewish Telegraphic Agency, as the world-wide Jewish news
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presidency of Robert H. Arnow, it has rooted itself as a valuable
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At the general assembly there also will be special session devoted
to the question of how to strengthen the Jewish education system, as
well as how to reach and involve the Jewish college youth and faculty.

JERUSALEM—The Hebrew Uni-
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some 16,000 students when the 1970-
71 academic year opens Sunday.
Of this number, approximately
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