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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-11-26

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'Documents of Destruction': Another Indictment of Nazism Lawrence Yaffa r'

Bnai Brith Leader


Another heart-rending set of ample, there was the offer of ex-
documents has been added to the tra bread and marmalade, on July
evidence exposing the brutalities 22, 1942, when the mass deporta-
of the Nazis.
tion of Warsaw Jews was- inau-
Raul Milberg, whose "The De- gurated. "On that day about 380,-
struction of European Jews'. is 000 people lived there; seven weeks
one of the most revealing his- later only 70,000 were left. It is
tories of the Hitler era, adds this remnant which fought the fa-
"Documents of Destruction: • Ger- mous Warsaw ghetto battle in the
many and Jewry 1933-1945" to
the accumulated material about
the inhumanities and bestialities
that were practiced against Jews.
Behind the Herod of popular
This Quadrangle paperback • orig-
inal contains scores of factual data myth — the tyrannical King of
who ordered the Massacre
that has been edited and is pre-
sented with commentary by Mil- of the Izinocents--stands a little-
understood figure of "fundamental
importance to Jews and Christians
Several sources were resorted alike," observes British historian
to in gathering this material. Michael Grant in his newest book,
Dr. Milberg resorted to state- "Herod the Great," published by
ments issued or printed by Jew- American Heritage Press.
ish victims of Nazism as well as
Grant "attempts -to separate the
the declarations by the German facts of Herod's life from the
perpetrators of the crimes.
legends that have grown up about
This volume is a necessary his- this brilliant and formidable man.

midst of the final roundup in April
and- May 1941, The massive suln-
mer deportations in 1942 were un-
opposed, - and 310,000 ghetto in-
habitants - were transported from
the railroad just outside the north-
ern ghetto wail to _the Treblinka
death camp." -
The action against Jewish chil-

dren France.jhe Way the Mass
Dr. Lawrence Yaffe, Past- presi-
murder Was' iceobplahed
in the
deportation of the _Dutch- Jews, dent of the Greater Detroit Bnai
the manner in which the -nuitirship- Brith Council and pasty president
ment of Jews to their death from of Louis Marshall Lodge, died
Norway was accomplished, the Monday at the age of 59.
death camp operations--these are
Dr.. Yaffe, an optometrists served

but a few of the Nazi methods both district and national Bnai
of achieving theilbrutal ends that Brith, helping organize the
are recorded here.
Brith Blood Bank and Credit Union
There is a memoir from
Rhodes. A few survived—they
little known outside specialist cir- had protection as Turkish sub-
cles . . . This is partly because he jects. "Out of the 1,950 deported
stands at the confluence of the Jews only 120 - remained alive,
Jewish and 'Graeco-Roman civil- all others perished. Today -30
izations, in a- no-man's-land of Jews (adults and children) live
cultural territory."
on Rhodes. They returned to the
Herod't kingdom lay within the island after its liberation from
borders of the Roman Empire, and
for 40 years the Judean ruler _A note by a Yugoslav survivor,
walked a precarious political tight- from the files of the Yad Vashero--
rope. "He had to be enough of. a documents, descrilies the terror.
Jew to retain control of his Jew-
They destroyed the Jews of
ish subjects, and yet pro-Roman Salonika.
enough to preserve the confidence
toriography that supplements the
"The career of_ Herod_ known
-They,-pillaged and ,-they robbed
material already published. The as the Great, is an astonishing of Rome_ , ....A..Graecophlie, in —and they murdered.
newness of these documents gives record cf public adventures and order to impress his" numerous
"In AusZfitvitz—the '‘teiVs were
non-Jewish subjects." For more
them special status.
successes, and of private melo-
than a quarter of a century be killed with hydrogen cyanide, an
While evidence from German dramas and disasters," Grant was one of the chief bulwarks of efficient 'lethal agent for use in
sources was difficult to obtain, writes. "Yet it is difficult to think the Roman empire in, the east. large chambers. Its trade name
Hilberg states that, 'unlike the of any other man of the same He made Judaea a large and pros- - was Zyklon B. and it was stored
German observers, the Jewish wit- degree of significance who is so perous kingdom, founded cities, in canisters small enough to be
nesses of destruction have not been
and built public works on a mas- held in one hand . . . The gas was
reluctant to record all they have
sive scale. (Of these, recently ex- manufactured by the Dessauer here; and serving as past district
Infant Mortality Rate
seen and felt, for if the Germans
cavated Masada is a spectacular Works for Sugar and Chemical In- chairman of both Institute of Jizda-
were frequently part-time perpe- Plunges in 15-Year Period example.) Yet the uneasy peace dustry?'
ism and of Indoctrination. He also
trators, the Jews were always full-
JERUSALEM (ZINS) — Israel's Herod forged between - his people
The evidence is endless. It keeps was a member of the board of the
time victims."
Central Statistical Bureau has just and Rome did not endure for long. growing. Hilberg's "Documents of District 6 General Council.
In countless books, the reflec- released figures showing a vast Within 150 years of his death, his
Destruction" reveal new data. It's
A past secretary of the Associa-
tions of the survivors still are pour- improvement in Israel's infant mor- kingdom was wracked by two Jew-
a sad book: it is devastating in tion of Michigan Optometrists, Dr.
ing out, Hilberg points- out in his tality rate, as compared with 15 ish rebellions.
was a past board member
comparison of the vast difference years ago.
and active at Cong . Bnal Moshe.
between the Jewish and German
The present mortality rate is
Born in Detroit, Dr. Yaffa-was
records. These differences also be- 18.9 deaths per 1,000 births (among Immigrant Housing
a graduate of the Illinios School
come apparent in the reports that Jews) as compared with 32.4 per to Be Cut by Two-Thirds
Optometry. He resided at 14470
emanate as new indictments of 1,000 in 1959 and 46.2 per 1,000 in
Florence R. Burstein, a Member Winchester, Oak Park.
Nazism in the Milberg documen- 1950.
grants' housing will be reduced by of many Jewish women's organiza-
Surviving are his wife, Mary;
A similar improvement is evi- two-thirds in the next fiscal year-
a son, Brian; two daughters, Mrs.
._._ The Nazi crimes _ emerge here dent in the non-Jewish sectors of 4,000 apartments as compared tions, died Nov. 19 at age 57.
Carol) Ball and Mrs. Mark
in many -ways. Milberg shows
with 12,000 started this year.
how, when Hitler gained power mortality rate is 38.1 per 1,000
The treasury believes the hous- Southfield, was a New York native Mrs: Bessie Yaffa; a sister,Mrs.
in 1933, "A modern bureaucracy births as compared with 48 per ing ministry has already started and live in the Detroit area 34 Oscar Bank; and five grandchil-
set out for the first • time to thousand in 1961, and 62.5 per work on more apartments than are years. She was an active member dren.
of Cong. Shaarey Zedek and its
destroy an estire people. That thousand in 1956.
machinery of destruction was not
Over the past two years, housing sisterhood, Hadassah, Women's
ORT and National Coun-
a single organization but a net- Training Made Available was built for an expected influx of
cil of Jewish Women.
work of offices in the party; the for Eye Photographers
45,000 to 50,000 immigrants a
ministries, the army and indus-
JERUSALEM — Photographing year, but fewer than 40,000 a year .Survivors are her husband, Dr.
try. Its onslaught on the Jews
arrived. The treasury is pressing Harry; two sons, Alan •of Fayette-
was not planned in advance but the micro-capillaries of the eye the housing ministry to cut back, ville, N.Y., -and Richard; a daugh-
Irving Goldman,-owner for the
or the contents of a cell requires arguing that if the immigrant
developed blow by blow . . .
flow ter, Diane; her mother, Mrs, Molly past 20 years of Meier Lumber
not only highly sophisticated
The anchorage of the entire un-
of Flat Rock, died Nov. 18 at
dertaking was a definition of the equipment but also very skilled, can be appropriated.
Mrs. Samuel (Lillian) Dubman of age 57.
train 'Jew.' With that definition specially trained photographers.
Goldman, 22331 La Garonne,
in band, the German adminis- There is a dearth of such photo- Michigan Reoresented
Southfield, was a native Detroiter.
trators were able to sort out au- graphers in Israel.
He was a member of the Flat
Morris Hackman, 71,
The Myer and Rosanne Fein- in New NCSY Region
tomatically the targets of de-
Rock Rotarians, U.S. Coast, Guard
stein Laboratories of the Hadassah
A regional youth commission for Longtime Detroiter
and the US: Power
wni _contidbute the Central'East-Great Lakes area
In the course of his collective de z Commimity. Conego
-Morris - It-Hackman, a member squadron.
finition of the regulations- thia
Survivors are a son, Jay; two
of the--betiolt
marked the Nazi aim for "the final to fill these- highly- - Etlllecr-jobS. al Conference o"f Synagogue Youth, department staff ler 37 years, daughters, Mrs. Vanu—(hralitY)
solution of the German problem," The laboratories are equipped youth arm of the Union of Ortho- died Nov. 17 in Seal Beach, Calif. Bagchi and Mrs. Melvyn- (Judith)
Milberg's testimony explains how with the' latest equipment needed dox Jewish Congregations of Amer-
his -mother, Mrs. Julius
Mr.- Hackman, 71, was a mernbTr Shewach;
the Germans decided on who is a for training in. these fields.
(Lillian) Goldman; and two broth-
of the Masons, the Hannah Schloss ers,
Mrs. Rosanne Feinstein donated
The commission, winch serves
Jew. The regulations are recalled
and Robert.
and listed here. "It is to be noted," the -funds for the laboratories and communities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Old Timers- and the- Zionist Or-
the population had been divided established a student scholarship Michigan, Ontario, Indiana, Ken- ganizations of Detroit In Seal
only Into 'Aryans' and 'non-Ary- loan fund.
tucky and West Virginia, is de- Beach, he was membership chair- Lawrence .Rothenberg,
signed to oversee the-far-flung net- man of Congregation Sholom. He Detroit Attorney, 71
ans,' there were now two kinds of
non-Aryans: Jews and so-called Special Aid. Bill for Jews work of youth activties, to determ- lived in - California for the past
Lawrence .Rothenberg, a Detroit
Mischlinge. Half-Jews who did not Now in Dutch Parliament ine policies that govern these Pro- seven years, after spending most attorney and an outstanding - hand=
belong to the Jewish religion or
grams and to represent the region of his life in Detroit.
player, died Get 29 at age 71.
AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A bill to the UOJCA national headquar-
Surviving are his wife, Debbie;
• who were not married to a Jewish
a brother, Julius and two sisters, •Mr. Rethenbeig was -graduated
Person on Sept. 15, 1935, were to that would separate assistance
from the University of Detroit Law
Rabbi DaVid Staysky of Colum- Mrs. Sam (Sarah) Stein and Ethel, School in 1926 and was a member
be called Mischlinge of the.first de- granted- to Jews and other World
all - of Detroit. Interment Detroit.
gree. One-quarter Jews became War II victims.from social welfare bus is chairman.

the State Bar of "Michigan,
Mischlinge of the second degree."
board management of the YMCA
It was during the "final solution" liament with the support of the five Firm Eliminates Clause
Krugel and the board of -direetOrsa Of
conferences of 1941 and 1942 that government coalition parties.
Ben D. Krugel, an accountant Downtown Detroit YMCA: He: also
Payments up to now have been Upholding. Arab. Boycott
the position of the Mischlinge be-
with the was a member of Downtown
came ill-fated.
LONDON. (JTA) -- The British

Story of Herod the Great Evaluated

Florence Burstein

Irving Goldman,
Lumber Co. Owner



to victims of Natism, mostly Jews, 'construction firm of Richard. Co-
and to persons who suffered dur- Stain has: agreed to eliminate:4(
ing the Japanese occupation of rider 'frem a elintratt with a
Indonesia, the former Netherlands ish firm,-:.Cronin Dean Holdings:
and East Indies. The channeling which stlpidated that Ceitabi would
reparations throUgh welfare has Mk: be -obligated_ to yiolate the
seem of *Sabine*/ filets of
widely criticized as humiliat- Arab boyeettlt IsraeL
as inhumanity thlt wait mated
ing to the recipients.
an -insane purpose. •
Jetiishfirni broke off nego-
There, were all sorts of tricks
tiations With Costain because it
to.get those- who. were to be sent It is my ambition to *ay in 10 would -nordesil with - a. firta that.
to' extermination camps cooper- sentences what everyone else says complies ifrititthe Arab boycott..
ate. ander .the guise of false prom- in a whole book-a-what, everyone Aut,an- Sinkable agreement was
ises that had not been detected else does net say hi a whole-book. rosette& be:tient the two- compan
by the intended victims. , For ex-
Friedrich Nietzsche: kv; thrall* the interiention ot. the

Milberg turns Rothe evidence
during the • Eiclunann -trial for .
added facts regarding the *lina -
ble a people's extermination. The
forr. procedures-AM named bete ion-

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firm of Schiff and Levy, CPAs, Synagogue..
1922 .51r. Rothenberg * 1 /011 the
26111 Evergreen, Southfield, died
Midwest single; '
Nov. 20 at age 58.
Mr. Krugel;- 22332 Woodwill, pioesbip ' and'later
NiitiOsiat 'AATT
oiritsmid ; Lo
7a d se
i a - _ e
handball Association;?. national Ittn'
of t he
Crescent Shrine Clitb, Detroit Con: . thricdthietakorthe IT & :Handball
dato1T-Motlem Temple, Meter CIO" Association and sponsored - -.hand-
Lodge_ of - Bnai' Brfth and Cong. bill tournaments at the -Y it -his
***nee. . ' •-
Beth -Achim. Be was born in OviO
Servicing .are two, sonc, ltOntici
4 aid:Tomas; • and twivsisters.
Surviving are his wife, Jennie;


two sons, Dr. Lawrence and, Dr
it* 444f-friend of -
Richard of New York; -a daughter, 7obi.1-1.evr be
a-. preekbeer,
Trades Advisory - it was Carol; and his mother, Yrs. Min- •Mankink-to,
Lew- -

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