Physicians Launch Bond Drive
Friday, August 27, 1971-19
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Bahi Yar Remains
to Be Reinterred in
The Physicians for Israel Bond Co mmittee launched its cam-
paign at a swim party and farewell to Dr. and Mrs. Charles S.
Levi at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Milton P. Simmons in Southfield.
The Levis and their family are leaving to make their home in Israel.
Some of the members of the committee, still in formation, are (from
left) seated, Dr. Simmons, Mrs. Levi and Dr. Levi, who were
presented with an Irsrael Bond Scroll of Honor, and Dr. Morris
Starkman; standing, Dr. Elaine Soleymani, her husband, Dr. Sion
Soleymani, Dr. Robert Isgut, Dr. William M. Stoler, Dr. Maxwell
Hoffman, Dr. Sidney Z. Leib, Dr. Gerald Loomus, Dr. Murray Kling
and Dr. I. Walter Silver. The Physicians for Israel Bond Committee
includes medical doctors, osteopathic physicians, optometrists and
Jewish Life Amid Rich Past
Is Found in Czechoslovakia
JERUSALEM—Bones of some
Babi Yar victims, smuggled out
of the Soviet Union by three young
Americans, were to be buried in
Israel, it was
w announced this week.
The funeral was to memorialize
the 100,000 Jews slain at the
ravine outside Kiev in 1941. by
German occupying forces.
Rabbi Yitzhak Yedidya Frenkel
said one of the three tourists was
Jewish. While touring the Kiev
area last month, they reportedly
came a c r o s s a small roadside
monument with a Russian inscrip-
tion. They managed to decipher
the figures 1941-43 and the word
Walking through a field near-
by that was being dug up for a
housing development, they came
across bones in the upturned soil.
They returned to their hotel,
checked a map and confirmed that
they had been at Babi Yar.
The next day the trio returned
to the field and collected bones
of adults and children. They
managed to get past Soviet cus-
toms by distributing the bones
throughout their luggage.
In Israel, the three delivered
the bones to Yad Vashem, which
in turn decided that a proper Jew-
ish funeral was required.
Rabbi Frenkel said the bones
equaled those of one human skele-
ton and would be buried in a
single coffin symbolizing all Babi
Yar victims in Tel Aviv's main
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of the community's 40 Jev;ish resi- the Institute of Jewish Affairs in
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World War II the Jewish popula- Congress. It succeeds the Insti-
tute's "Bulletin on Soviet and
tion had been as high as 3-4,000.
This figure is confirmed, he East European Jewish Affairs,"
said, by the huge, Grecian-style which appeared six times between
synagogue still standing in the January 1968 and December 1970.
"Soviet Jewish Affairs" is sub-
town, capable of seating at least
1,000 persons. Although quite dusty titled "a Journal on Jewish Prob-
and partially shuttered, Jim said lems in the USSR and Eastern
it features a beautiful altar, stained Europe." Its first issue, running
glass windows and exquisite wood- 144 pages, contains 13 articles
and documents, reviews of six
The religiosity of the remaining books and a separately bound 48-
Jews is not very strong: "They page translation of the fourth is-
are quite 'reform,' " he said, sue of "Exodus," an underground
"with no kosher dishes or meals, Soviet Jewish journal.
The articles include "The 'Right
Still, he was impressed with to Leave' for Soviet Jews: Legal
SEPTEMBER 19 TO SEPTEMBER 29
their friendliness and willingness and Moral Aspects," by William
to help him look up the Kux Korey; "USSR and the Politics
grave sites. One relative turned of Polish Anti-Semitism 1956-68,"
out to be a quite well-remem- written anonymously; "The Jew-
bered doctor who lived from ish Labor Movement: Some His-
toriographical Problem s," by
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of the Kux family had lived, Jim
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found a small vegetable garden of the appeal adopted by the
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