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The Detroit Jewish News, 1972-03-03

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Vo dins

O ne of the most courageous-acts
taske.ef
gitiethils -of- Nizism towird the end of World War II will
be recorded at the University of_Michigan on Mardi 15 and 16 with high honors for the hero of that operation.
At the two-day program; the U. of M. College of Architecture will commence the first in an annual series of Raoul
Wallenberg Lectures _in honor- of Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg, the hero of that rescue task during - which the special Swed-
ish representativeofiiie - War Refugee Board- is believed to.have . been personally responsible for the
rescue of more than
50,000 Jews who wereln have been consigned to extermination camps by Nazi forces in Hungary.
Wallenberg was a member of the graduating class of the UniverSity of Michigan College of Architecture in 1932. In
the early 1940s he volunteered to assist in rescue efforts in Hungary. "If 1 can save even a single Jew from death I'll
undertake the_risk," he said when he volunteered his services. But be was a victim of the Russian invaders when they
entered Hungary and subdued the - Nazis. in 1945. He was taken to Russia and hadn't been heard -from since.
His classmate, Sol King, felt the obligation to keep mankind fully aware of the heroic deeds of the Swedish volun-
teer for rescue services, and in 1969 he imdertook to raise a scholarship and lecture fund to honor the' Wallenberg name.
--The $30,000 subscribed by a number of Detroiters and by Wallenberg's classmates is now being put into operation with

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The President
and the
Chinese
ExPerierice:
Effedi on the
Middle 'East
Situation

-Commentary
Page 2

Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg

Hebrew in
Southfield High

Self-Hate and
Self-immolation

Michigan Weekly

Review of Jewish News

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Beth Din
Tradition
Editorials
Page 4

March 3, 1972

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Holocanst-Survivors
Force Canceling Play-
Branded as Insulting

MONTREAL (JTA)—A production of the controver-
sial play "The Man in the Glass Booth," by Robert Shaw,
scheduled"- to begin a run Ian Btmday at the Saidye
Brenhiaii -Center - of the,yJ 9IiA, - was 'canceled after
bitterprotests frOm Part of the Jewish -community. here.
The Association of Survivors of Nazi Oppression threatened-
picketing and demonstrations if the play, which parallels
the Eichmann trial in Israel in 1961, was allowed to open.
The . Canadian- Jew-1*h Congress and the Allied Jewish
Community Services agreed with the statement by the
association preside.nt, Lou Zablow, that the play. was
"insulting . . . to the survivors of the Holocaust" and "to
all segments of this community." There are about 35,000
survivors of Nazi concentration camps and their families
in Montreal.
The •cancellation was announced in an advertisement
published on the front pages of Montreal newspapers Sun-
day. After expressing regrets to ticket holders, the board
of directors of the Saidye.Bronfman Center noted that
the play, scheduled as part of the center's carrent pro-
gram on the theme of the Holocaust, "has aroused deep
and painful emotional reactions among many members
of the community, _particularly those pitiful few who sur-
vived that - most terrible -ordeal but who still bear its
scars."
The announcement said that "it was out of respect
and compassion for the feelings of those survivors who
five among us, as well as in response to the stated de-
sire of the majority of the community to spare them
further suffering that the' board of directors decided 'to
cancel the production."



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Demands by Lebanese newspapers for closer security measures against terrorists settling on
Israel's borders, therefore inviting retaliation by Israel against murderous acts from Lebanese terri-
tory, and. the mobilization of Lebanese police forces to free the country from "Fatahland" is be-
lieved by Isriel to be the -major result fronr- the - fourLday
incursions during which an effort was
made to end the terror and the dangers to Israel's' border settlements. Hope mounted in Israel on
Wednesday that the action taken by Israel the past weekend will prove a boon for Lebanon and
an assurance of greater security to Israel's border settlers.
JERUSALEM VTA)—Israel announced Monday night the completion of its military opera-
tions against Arab terrorists in southern Lebanon and said that all of its objectives had been
achieved in the four days of ground battles and air strikes that began last Friday. According to
Israeli-sources, at least 50 terrorists were killed and about 100 were wounded in the fighting,
against Israeli casualties of -11 men. wounded, most of whom have already been released from the hos-
pital. A communique broadcast onn— ICol - Israel Radio __said the operation was successful in its in-
tended purpose of pushing the terrorists further back froin_ the Israeli border, destroying their
bases and munitions dumps. A large quantity of arms 'and ammunition was seized as well as
propaganda material which included an
IsraelPlansHong Kong Consulate
Arab" translation of the sayings of chair-
man Mao Tse-tung of the Chinese Com-
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The establishment of an Israeli
munist Party, Kol Israel said.
Consulate General in the British Crown Colony of Hong Bong
- is under active. consideration.
According to the Israelis, Lebanon it-
self was a beneficiary of the incursion in-
Fdreign ministry sources said the foreign ministry and
the finance ministry are examining the, prospects and the
asmuch as it cleared the so-called "Fatah-
budgetary requirements. Israel is presently represented in
land" of Arab terrorists opening the way
Hong Kong by an honorary consul.
for Lebanese forces to re-assert their con-
The proposal to establish a Consulate general in Hong
trol of the region which had long been in
Kong -was first made by Dr. Zvi Dinstein, deputy minister
terrorist hands, As Israeli units pulled out
of finance, who returned recently from a visit to the Far East_
of
"Fatahland" Monday, Lebanese army
Dr: Dinstein said Israeli business activity there already
units were seen crossing the Hasbani Riv-
warranted the establishment of a consulate. He told news-
er to enter the southeastern section of
men it would engage primarily in economic activities which
their country in force for the first time
could lead to political consequences. He said that with China
in nearly four years. Authoritative sources
opening up to trade with the West and beginning to influence
here made it clear Tuesday that the Israeli
events, Israel "should not miss an Opportunity to establish



its representation on China's doorstep.



(Continued on Page 14)

Ford-Fisher Visit May Spur Creating

ZOA Firm in Rejecting AZF Affiliation -

While hope was expressed in some Zionist circles that the rift in the American
Zionist Federation resulting-from the withdrawal of the Zionist Organization of Amer-
ica can be mended, it became apparent that there will be wholesale resignation from
AZF -ranks by ZOA representatives on the national AZF board and on boards of dil-
JERUSALEM (JTA)—Ford Motor Co. may open a truck assembly plant in
trict branches of the AZF.
Israel, is a direct outcome of the visit to Israel a week ago of Henry Ford II, chair-
The test may come at the meeting of the national board of the AZF scheduled
'man of the firm and grandson of its founder. . . .
for March 11 and 12 to be held at the Blltmore Hotel, New •York. Thus far, only
Amory Dearborn, a Ford senior executive in charge of heavy truck production,
rebukes to the ZOA have indicated the reactions from AZF offiejals.
arrived here for talks with Transport Minister Shimon Peres, and a team of economists
Ina statement replying to-the%criticismaiabirmaii L. Weisman, ZOA , president,
and market apecialists from Detroit is expected shortly to study marketing and export
said this week that ZOA "will not .be intimidated' in its decision to withdraw from
possibilities. ,
the A Zionist Federation by either .1lie unreali.stic appeal' of Rabbi Israel
Ford said, at the end of his visit—his first to Israel—that he "would not be
...ifiller,„the federation's president, that the ZOA-recsosider•its decision, or by the
influenced by an Arab boycott regarding a decision to invest here; since the Arabs
,intempeilite and threatening language of Avrahani.lichenker, head of the organize- -
started boycotting us five years ago." A Ford assembly plant at Nazareth assembles
tion department of the World Zionist Executive in Jerusalem, where he represents
European models of pasenger cars.
- the leftist Mapam Party." -
Ford said: "I have been a friend of Israel for many years and now, after my
The ZOA announced last week its withdrawal from the AZF, citing the fact
visit here, I am even a bigger friend." He said he was seriously considering invest-
that the AZF is "committed" to conducting "a wide _spectrum of Zionist activities"
ing in this country but will wait to see what the Israel government's decision will be
- which -"compete_ with, disrupt and-supplent"- importint --;entsing Zionist programs tra-
regarding the future of the motor industry.
ditionalyiiiilailacIed by the ZOA.-. Rabbi -,MllICIelel- the ZOA with violating a
The British Leyland Motor Co. still has a monopoly on truck assemblies in
uitanitheint-44iienhition adopted by the-ALIlth-Worid:titinist Congress which stated that
Israel but it will expire in several months. Israelis have not been satisfied with the
thaAlantet:Atriderition in each country "is the unified and comprehensive framework
quality of Leyland trucks, and relations with that firm deteriorated after Leyland
Withinenihickall. prganitations .and~
- cooperate in order to plan and carry
refused to underwrite the debts 'of its bankrupt Israeli subsidiary, the Autocar Co.,
illieehisihinitions which
ar
e-held
in coinintioliy. in.-
which has gone into receivership.
Seheakier. "lint ed- that.the ZOA's withdrawal was an "ill-considered and ill-timed
Ford was accompanied on his visit to Israel by Mrs. Ford, Max M. Fisher of
we
the unity and cohesion of the Zionist movement" and urged the
Detroit chairman of the board of governors of the Jewish Agency, Mrs. Fisher and
.,
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-(Comatinned en Page 6/.. --: -. Irving Bernstein, vice-chairman of the United Jewish Appeal.

Plant in- Israel;
Ar Boycott Defied
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