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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-07-09

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12—Fridays. July.- 9, -1971 -

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Hebrew as a Lifesaving Language:
Sheker' Saved German Jew's Life

Few Immo-
tn rants Get 'Luxury' Loans
Israeli Absorption Officials Insist

By ERIC LIND

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli of- for the operations of the Keren
Hayesod, the WZO's fund-raising
arm outside of North America.

ficials responsible for immigrant
absorption explained some of their
problems and replied to criticism .
at a session of the Zionist General
Council here.
Hillel Ashkenazi, director gen-
eral of the absorption ministry,
said that more than $3,500,000 had
been loaned to new immigrants
out of a special fund last year.
He admitted 400 newcomers had
received loans to buy cars, but
said they represented only a tiny
fraction of the 42.000 immigrants

who arrived.
The absorption ministry has

come under criticism for loaning
money to immigrants from afflu-
ent countries allegedly to purchase
cars or luxury flats.

Uzi Narkiss, head of the Jew-
ish Agency's immigration de-
partment heatedly denied that
the agency's emissaries abroad
gave prospective immigrants
false information about condi-
tions in Israel.

Ashkenazi said one of the most
difficult problems in absorbing
newcomers was employment. He
said the ministry operated a re-
training program for hundreds of
immigrants each year and that a
survey showed that 70 per cent
were satisfied with their b at
the end of a year's stay in Israel.
Mrs. Faye Schenk, of New York,
president of Hadassah, U.S., and
Mrs. Sidney Shipton, of Briton,
complained that persons over 30
were appearing in their countries
as youth representatives.
Na-rkiss reported that in certain
countries such as Chile. the Jewish
Agency's investment to encourage
immigration was failing because
of inactivity by the local com-
munities.

The General Council approved
a $35,000.000 budget for the

World Zionist Organization for
fiscal 1971.72 and a S25,000,000
budget for the operation of the

WZO's land reclamation agency,
the Jewish Natonal Fund. A
$4,200,000 budget was approved

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In a resolution on Jews in - the .
diaspora the council appealed to
the free world to join in denounc-
ing the "shameful oppression of
the Jews in the Soviet Union" and
pledged to continue to fight for
their right to emigrate to Israel.
The council also expressed "an-
guished concern" for the fate of
Jews "degraded and persecuted"
in the Arab countries, particularly
Syria.
In other final resolutions the
Zionist Council expressed its soli-
darity with Israel, hailed the unity
of Jerusalem and expressed con-
cern over the large-scale Soviet
penetration of the Middle East.
Moshe Rivlin, executive director
of the reconstituted Jewish Agen-
cy, was elected by the council as
an associate member of the Zionist
executive. Rivlin, 46, served as
Israel's consul general in New
York from 1952 - 58.

When Israelis use the Hebrew
exp r e s s i o n "Sheker w'gasab"
("lies and only lies") it all come
back to me. My home town in
Bavaria, the house we used to
live in and the tragic events there
overshadowed my early youth in
the early 1930s when the truth be-
came a lie and the lie was accept-
ed as a matter of fact.

We only kneiv a smattering of sternly: "Gestapo." The other one
Hebrew, maybe a dozen words, only nodded. He was one of those
but there was an instance that one "party-followers" who made a
career by joining and whose edu-
such word saved a life.

Frau Bissinger lived on the first
floor of our apartment building in
Augsburg, Bavaria. She was the
mother-in-law of the most prosper-
ous "Kultus Gemeinde Mitglied"
Herr Gustav Einstein, owner of a
brewery in nearby Unterbaar Vil-
lage, where he also owned estates,
farmland and even a castle.

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According to the Federal govern-
"He is not here," answered the ment air pollution costs each in-
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They, too, were offered a tray
with almond crescents, the pride
of Frau Bissinger, but they said

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cation never went beyond gram-
mar school. Now they were offi-

mood when they left. They - were
sure that they outsmarted these
Jews.
And then — they waited. They
waited for the return of Gustav
Einstein from Switzerland. They
waited, and they had to wait more
than a decade. Gustav Einstein
did return to Augsburg, right after
the Allies entered the city.
He returned and was restituted
for all he had lost: the brewery,
the estates and even his castle.
He was one of the first to re-
establish the Jewish community.
organized among the handful
our people who survived, and
helped generously financially
where he could. While before the
war he was rather the "assimi-
lated type," now he knew into
which camp he belonged. A single
Hebrew word had saved his life.

When the Nazis took things into
their hands, their first prey were
the rich and well-to-do. They had
to fill their empty party treasuries
and this was an easy and fast way
Another Gunboat Story to
take from those who had. To
COPENHAGEN (ZINS) — Knut justify their looting, the Hitlerites
Linrals Peterson, a Danish sea cap- accused their victims of "Steuer-
tain. disclosed in a special inter- hinterziehung" (tax evasion) and the pretext of "Devisenkontrolle"
view the part he played in the clan- Herr Einstein was the first one (currency control) they were well
destine sailing of the five French they were after.
informed about Gustav Einstein's
gunboats from Marseilles to Haifa
Today's Clothes ... at
A popular and honest man in his whereabouts. They even knew the
over a year ago.
hotel he stayed in and already
Peterson said that the inter- region, employing hundreds of had prepared their ugly plan by
YESTERDAY'S PRICES
mediary was a certain German workers in his brewery and on his securing the telephone number of
friend of General Defense Minis- estates, he was warned by loyal the place in Switzerland.
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ter Moshe Dayan, who offered to "party members" who divided
An out-of-the country call was
Special Group of
arrange the mission. their devotion very often and to ordered right in Frau Bissinger's
famous label
Peterson's cooperation was ob- whom Herr Einstein was in high apartment and before contact was
Reg.
tained for a suitable considera- esteem.
$115 to $150
established, the fat one asked the
tion, and he saw to it that there
When officials came with a con- elderly lady in a paternal voice:
would be four Israelis per gun- fiscation order and a warrant for "Sagen Sie ihm doch." (Please
boat who hoarded a supply of fue? his arrest, he had already left his tell him that he should return and
capable of powering the ships fc• estates and was safe in Switzer- that you are longing for him.)
from
10 hours.
i- land, knowing the new rulers' vici-
Fran Bissinger, well in her
Everything went according tit ous scheme which did not stop at
70s, took the receiver with com-
plan, which included sousing th,t the mere "taking over." They also
posure: "Gust'! SH'KORES,
French guards with drink whir. wanted their victim.
kommen" ("Gustav, listen IT IS
Peterson remained cold sober.
The newspapers were filled with
A LIE you should come back.")
On an order from him, the en- trumped up charges and the "Ein-
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Likely Suicides
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ause the ships had departed with

A survey published in Psychology
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says

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I was called down into her apart-
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expert opinion. It was on such a
day that the doorbell rang and
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respondents were Protestants,
and they made 53 per cent of
the suicide attempts; 30 per cent
were Catholic and Catholics made
30 per cent of the suicide at-
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