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January 22, 1971 - Image 21

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-01-22

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Jews, Poles Discuss Divisions, Ways
to Unite Efforts at Chicago Meeting

CHICAGO (JTA) — Jews and
Poles here recently buried a
hatchet sharpened 800 years ago
when Poland invited oppressed

Bellow's 'Sammler'
Out as Paperback

"Ah, the synagogue. Well, you

see, Elya, I didn't have much to

do with the synagogue. We were
almost freethinkers. Especially
my mother. She had a Polish edu-
cation. She gave me an emanci-
pated name: Arthur."
It is Artur Sammler speaking
and it is one of the variety of atti-
tudes, among the many revealing
factors in the life of the hero in

"Mr. Sammler's Planet," the best-
selling novel by Saul Bellow.
An entire world panorama is un-
folded in this story that stayed on
the best seller list for a very long
time and is now destined for an-
other long run among best sellers
in the paperback field.
Fawcett World Library reissued
it as a paperback. This is one of
Bellow's great triumphs. It is a
novel that deals with the world
shaking events of the crucial per-
iod in European history, the Middle
East references, the Polish trag-
edy.
It is a universal theme, and: the
streets of New York on which
Sammler walks, reflect another set
of attiudes, fearlessness and crui-
osity. There is a merger of feel-
ire:, a combination of sentiments,
a mixture of the comic and the
sad. It is the superb that makes
Bellow's works so great and that
has made the Sammler story among
his best. —P.S.

Aliya VIP Fears
`Volcanic Scene
for Latin Jews'

LONDON (JTA) — Yosef Leib
Klarman, head of the Jewish
Agency's Youth Aliya department,
said "Latin America is no more a
stable continent as far as its Jews
are concerned."
Addressing the annual general
meeting of the Children and Youth
Aliya Committee for Great Britain,
the Israeli publicist said "Jews
there sit on a volcano. Chilean
Jews have lost their social role
and their economic standing" since
the recent election of Marxist
President Salvador Allende.
In Argentina, Warman said,
many Jews live in extreme pov-
erty; in Uruguay and Brazil,
Jews see no future for their off-
spring.
From Russia or from Arab
states, from the West or the

Americas, we are trying to brine
them up as well-adjusted, useful
men and women," Klarman said.

'71 Saw Israel Pound
Devalued 15 Per Cent

JERUSALEM (Z1NS) —Hebrew

University Economics Professor
Dan Patenkin, interviewed on tele-
vision. stated that the proposed
state budget for 1971 is highly in-
flationary, and it is doubtful wheth-
er it can be balanced.
In this connection, Patenkin no-
ted that in 1970 Israel's currency

was effectively devalued by ap-
proximately 15 per cent, making
the- actual rate of exchange be-
tween the Israel pound and the
American dollar approximately 5
to 1. The effective rate for exports
from Israel was U.S. $1.00 equals
4.80 pounds, while for imports it
was U.S. $1.00 equals 4.80 pounds.
Prof. Patenkin believes that Is-
rael ought to declare an official
devaluation of the Israel currency,
establishing a rate of 5 pounds to
the dollar. According to the min-
istri .of finance, Israel increased
its exports during 1970 by 7 per
cent.
The value of exports in 1970 was
$781.000,000 as against $730,000,-
000 in"1969.

Golden Book Established
by Alliance Israelite

NEW YORK—Under the leader-
European Jews to establish a new ship of its president, Prof. Rene
community within its borders, an Cassin, Nobel Laureate, the Alli-
event which, according to one Jew- ance Israelite Universelle has un-
ish spokesman, began a "saga that
has known the face of more than dertaken the creation of a Golden
Book to include the names of for-
one ragedy.
mer students and teachers of its
The occasion was a meeting at schools.
the - Sherman House of about 60
All who wish to have their
American Jewish and Polish Am-
erican leaders to discuss the dif- names inscribed are asked to sub-
mit
their names and addresses, as
ferences that divide the two ethnic
communities and ways to bridge well as short descriptions of their
present work, to the American
them.
Friends of the Alliance Israelite
It was jointly sponsored by the Universelle, 61 Broadway,' Room
Polish-American Congress and the 811, New York 10006.
Anti-Defamation League of Bnai
Brith.
A. Abbot Rosen, a spokesman for
the conference, said neither group
attempted to gloss over the pre-
judices each has against the other.
But the meeting was described as
signaling "a new epoch in the saga
BR AND
of Jewish-Polish relations" in this

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city.

According to Dr. Joseph Lich-
ten, the ADL's director of inter-
cultural affairs, "Our communi-
ties owe it to each other to ex-
change information on all sub-
jects both negative and positive,
which bear on their group rela-
tions." He acknowledged that
"some tenacious and real differ-
ences do exist," of an historical
and religions nature. One has
been the casting of Jews in the
role of Christ-killers.
The problem was eased consider-
ably by the Vatican II statement
on the Jews which absolved Jewry
of deicide.
Lichten rejected the widely held
blue-collar stereotype of Polish
Americans..11e said that the events
of World *War U and varying
claims of Jews and Poles about the
Polish people's role in the Nazi
slaughter had engendered M feel-
ings. But, he observed, the Jews
and Poles were often good neigh-
bors in peace and allies in war.
"They fought together against the
czars of Russia," Lichten said.

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Friday, Jaseery 22, 1971-21

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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