THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
This Week in Jewish History
(From the files of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
40 Years Ago This Week: 1931
Vladimir Golschmann, violinist-conductor born in Paris to Russian-
Jewish parents, was named to lead the St. Louis Symphony.
Lord Passfield, author of the 1930 British White Paper limiting
Jewish immigration to Palestine, resigned under Jewish protest.
Hebrew University archeologist E. L. Sukenik found the reputed
Galilee tomb of Judah Ha-Nasi (135-200), compiler of the Mishna.
Theresa Rosenbaum, "mother of orphans" in Poland for 40 years,
died in Warsaw at 61.
JTA reported: "Paul Muni, a newcomer to the (Theater Guild's
acting company, will have the leading role in (its) new production
Dr. Chaim Weizmann said many Palestinian Arabs wanted to co-
operate with Israel but were being subjected to "political terror."
Hitler declared that "Jewish Bolshevism" had been eliminated in
Dr. Wilhelm Frick, Nazi minister of culture and interior in Thurin-
gia, • was ousted by parliament in a no-confidence vote.
Friday, March 26, 1971-13
NY Jewry Launches $150,000,000 Campaign
NEW YORK (JTA)—The United mands for a genuine peace agree-
Jewish Appeal of Greater New ment," and the role of the
York has launched its 33rd annual
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drive with an unprecedented sum in helping to secure the cease fire.
of $35,000,000 in its • community
wide campaign for the $150,000,000
which the New York area UJA
aims to raise this year.
Israel's Foreign Minister Abba
Eban addressing the more than
1,300 guests, noted that in contrast
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to the exchange of bombs be-
tween Egypt and Israel until the
cease fire of August 1970, the two
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countries are now going through
what he called "an eccentric and
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10 Years Ago This Week: 1961
Austrian Chancellor-elect Alfons Gorbach, seven years a prisoner of
the Nazis, said there were a "negligible" number of "incorrigible the governments concerned with
Nazis" left in his country, but that "If there are some biting dogs making peace, they are sending
documents to each other which
among them they must be curbed."
IsraeI's Knesset voted 56-44 to dissolve itself and hold August are reported to the press. "Let us
elections for a new government to replace that of resigned Premier say that they are now exchanging
documents instead of shells."
He said that the new stirring
The Senate approved the nomination of Ralph Paiewonsky, descen-
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dant of Russian immigrants, as governor of the Virgin Islands—the of peace was due to a multiplicity
of factors, the most important of
third Jew to hold the post.
Gc•ArgP Lincoln Rockwell was fined $10 for registering in a Boston which was that Israel "stood firm"
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The Knesset approved a 1961-62 fiscal budget of $1,050,000,000.
The cornerstone was laid at Eilat for Israel's first water-desalina-
Dr. Nathum Goldman, president of the World Zionist Organization,
won Hadassah's Henrietta Szold Centennial .Award.
Agudat Israel of America told Congresi that to deny Orthodox tax-
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payers defrayment of "the large expense of maintaining the Jewish
choice and when you discover that
parochial school system" was "a discrimination which is not in ac-
cordance with basic American ideals." The American Jewish Commit-
tee argued that public aid to private schools "might 'well mark the
beginning of the end of our public school system."
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Epic Story of Bernardi Family
While "My Father the Actor" is
Jack Bernardi's story about Berel
Bernardi, the head of a noted fam-
ily, the book actually: deals with
the family itselfi lW4ich boasts
so many distinguished:40''wbm-
Tile foreword to this 01ume, by
-?ierichel Bernardi, another emi-
rient member of the group, adds
merit to an interesting work.
Galicia. He emerged as a great
comedian and while play _ ing on
many world arenas, he gained
great fame on. Second Avenue in
New York which he helped es-
. tablish as "the Yiddishe Broad-
In the stcry of his father, pub-
lished by W. W. Norton Co., Jack
Bernardi traces the entire family
history, tells about • his mother
Laina who, with his father, toured
many cities, shared the trials and
tribulations of the Yiddish theater
and helped elevate it to the high-
est rung of great artistry.
The author, Jack, - the third o
five of the Bernardi children, stud
ied violin and is a songwriter and
sculptor in addition to acting on
stage, in movies and on television
The entire family study is fasci
nating. Many of the incidents re
corded in the life story of the
Bernardis are part of theatrical
As a matter of fact, many of
the notables who pass in review
in this story add immeasurably
to a revival of interest in the
Yiddish theater and to an appre-
ciation of the great gifts Yiddish
actors made in the course of
time to the Broadway stage.
The accomplishments, the diffi-
culties, the trying events that were
marked by strikes, the changes
that had taken place, the audience
reactions—all form a study of an
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LONDON (JTA) — A campaign
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salem in the name of Soviet Jewry
was announced here by Dr. Isaac
Levy, director of the British Jew-
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would be the largest afforestation
project ever undertaken by the
JNF in Britain.
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effective in its link with Yiddish,
and primarily, of course, the family
that played such an important role
in the theater. —P. S.
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