Novels by Evelyn Anthony and Noel Pierce
Expose Ex-Nazism and Present Neo-Nazism
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS Friday, September 7, 1973-45
BY IRVING I. KATZ
troit Jewish Herald, with
Nazism in retrospect and helped rescue the children FBI agent who becomes in-
Joshua S. Sa•asohn as man-
D e t r o i t' s first English-
neo-Nazism as a reality to of the de Bernards when their volved with the criminal and
aging editor. Philip Slomo-
On one of his visits to a
this day are the backgrounds
vitz, who had left the editor-
neighboring village, the Rizi-
of two novels published by
ship of the Chronicle to be
Her grandfather, the form- ner (died 1850) sojourned at 5, 1900. It was originally the editor of Palestine Pic-
Coward, McCann and Geog- Paris to the countess de-
manding that she be a wit- er ambassador, is revealed the home of a certain wealthy published by the Jewish Re- torial in New York, was re-
ness in her husband's
view and Observer of Cleve-
Evelyn Anthony, in defense. The countess' son, as having murdered a Nazi man. The latter complained land, as its Detroit edition, called to Detroit to become
criminal during his service. that the multitudes who came
editor of the Herald which
"Stranger at the Gates," has who inherited his father's
with Emanuel T. Berger as
woven a powerful drama title, was in the process of He had a mistress. A gov- to see the Zaddik had mud managing editor. A year was absorbed by the Chron-
erness employed by the on their shoes, and soiled his
icle in 1927. He then became
based on expe-iences during seeking public office and his
Schuylers had become in- home. The guest thereupon later, the paper was pur-• editor of the Chronicle again
the war, depicting the Nazi career could have been
volved as an accomplice of related the following tale: chased by Solomon M. Gold- until he founded The Jewish
tyrannies. She has extended ruined by such notoriety.
the would-be assassin, Baron "Once a poor villager came smith and on Oct. 18, 1901, News in 1942.
her 'ale to the present to Countess Louise agrees to be
von Gottfried. This governess to town to earn money for the the Jewish American became
ex the neo-Nazi vice that
The Jewish News absorbed
a witness at the trial in gained the affections of the Passover. On his return the official organ of Temple
has not been expunged.
Germany, and she justifies Schuyler children who, un- home laden with purchases, Beth El, with Rabbi Leo M. the Chronicle in 1951 and is
"Messenger from Munich" the act by relating the war able to pronounce her name, his horse and wagon fell into Franklin as editor and S. M. now Michigan's only English-
by Noel Pierce is portrayed experience to her children, 0 1 g a Czhenzynska, labeled a pit made swampy by the Goldsmith as publisher.
entirely in this era. The au- admitting her one-night sub- her Mrs. Sunbeam. She be- spring rains. A rich man,
On Jan. 1, '1904, Rabbi
Die Idishe Tegliche Presse
thor describes an assassina- mission to the Nazi.
came attached to the young- passing by heard his cries Franklin relinquished the (Detroit and Cleveland) was
tion plot, and her portrayal
The American • agent had sters, was about to defect to and helped his own driver editorship but the paper con- published from July 30, 1908,
of events in Yorkville bring fallen in love with Louise and the searchers for the Nazi extricate the villager. He tinued as the official organ to June 27, 1913. The Detroit
back memories of tense years he had come to claim her. agent before he was to com- roped the latter's wagon to of Beth El. In 1908, Gold- edition of the Yiddish For-
when the Hitler spirit in- Finding the count, who had mit his crimes, and is mur- his carriage, and accom- smith died, and in 1910, the ward, had its beginning in
vaded that New York area. turned anti-Nazi when he be- dered by him.
panied the poor man to his Jewish American ceased to 1915. Joseph Bernstein was
came aware of the plan to
On beholding the abject serve as the official organ its managing director for 40
There are other murders,
Ms, Anthony's "Stranger destroy millions with a chem- Felicia becomes involved in poverty in which the villager of Beth El. Its last issue ap- years.
at the Gates," a Book-of-the- ical and when the children's a love spat with the criminal, and his family lived, the peared on May 12, 1911.
A Yiddish daily under the
Month alternate selection for lives were endangered, she is finally rescued, her magnate gave him several
Shortly after, an attempt name of Der Weg appeared
this month, is a story of crippled from war wounds, children protected and the hundred rubles.
was made to publish a in Detroit in 1920 and 1921.
Vichy France vintage. Cen- he abandoned his love.
Der Vegveiser, a Yiddish
"When the wealthy man monthly by the name of Re-
form Chronicle, but it was weekly with an English sec-
tered in a village occupied
But at the trial in Germany
The reader will find it diffi- died and was brought before
by the Nazis, it portrays the it became apparent that the
tion, was printed in Detroit
cult to accept the motivations the Heavenly Tribunal, it
residents as submissive to Nazi's lawyer was plotting
The Jewish Advance, a for a few years beginning in
in this story as being con- seemed as if his demerits be-
the rulers for the sake of re- to build up a neo-Nazi appeal
vincing. It is hard to believe cause of certain business monthly, made its appear- 1930. Louis Yale Borkon, son-
taining a measure of peace. in the courtroom. Instead of
the love affair between dealings would result in his ance in September 1904, in-law of the late Rabbi A.
But the atmosphere changes the basic questions to the
Felicia and the Nazi baron, sentence to Purgatory. Sud- under the auspices of the M. Ashinsky, was the pub-
when an American intelli- countess he elicited answers
difficult to assume that she denly an Angel of Mercy ap- Young Men's Zion Associa- lisher and editor. He con-
gence agent accomplishes his that would exonerate the
peared and asked that the tion, with Dr. Noah E. Aron- tinued his publication in
mission by murdering the Hitlerites. Then the countess' would not confide in her hus- Heavenly Scales be used to stam as editor and Dr. Al Pittsburgh.
band about the man who was
general in charge and de- daughter contacted the Amer-
Bernstein, L. Smilansky and
M'Keren Zovith, a Hebrew
calling her and the affair in determine whether the worth
stroying a gas he was work- ican agent , a practicing
Sol Fishbane as associate annual, made its appearance
which she risked her life, of the man's good deeds out-
ing on that would have lawyer, who came to the res-
in Detroit in 1921. Kvutza
and equally incomprehensible
murdered through asphyxia- cue, forcing a confession
According to Dr. Aron- Ivrith has been publishing
why an FBI agent could not sent was given, the Angel
tion millions of people.
from the accused. Upon get the grandfather's story placed the poor villager and stam, there were over 10,- Hed Hakvutza, an annual,
The punishment the Nazis learning that the count had more promptly from him in his family in the Scale of 000 Jews in Michigan in since 1941.
planned for the village awak- died he resumed his interest order to be on the right track Good Deeds; but this did not 1904.
suffice. The horse and the
ened the French community in the woman he loved.
On March 3, 1916, the first
in locating the foreign crim-
We all declare for liberty,
wagon were added, but even issue of The Jewish Chronicle
from its lethargy. The chil-
The details in this narrative inal.
they were not enough. Then appeared, with Samuel J. but in using the same word
dren were rounded up as serve as an effective expose
we do not all mean the same
In the process, however, the Angel placed on the
hostages to be shot. It was of the Nazi crimes, as a
Rhodes as editor and Anton thing.—Abraham Lincoln
the author does expose the Scale the mud and mire out
then that the revolt devel- warning of impending neo-
Kaufman as general mana-
neo-Nazi trend. It is the of which the rich man had
ger. T h e Detroit Jewish
oped, when the American Nazism, as a revelation of
grandfather finally speaking helped rescue the villager,
Chronicle continued until July
intelligence messenger man- how some conquered areas
to FBI agent Robert and lo, the Scale of Good 20, 1951, when it was in-
aged to get some help from submitted to the terror. Ms. Schuyler:
Deeds dipped with its weight, corporated with The Detroit
a plane that landed near the Anthony's story also relates
"Let me remind you that and the magnate was saved Jewish News.
area to save the youths. The how Count de Bernard's sis-
underground revolt developed ter had collaborated with the his Prussian Hapsburg su- from Purgatory."
In 1927, there appeared in
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Gestapo general who was premacy took four genera.
Countess Louise de Bernard later sent to punish her vil- tions of plotting for power. Riziner's hint, and com- under the name of The De-
is the heroine of the story. lagers and to murder the How many generals who plained no more of the mud
An American who resented children. She became his served in the Wehrmacht on the shoes of his visitors.
her husband's collaboration mistress and at one point was still wear their Hitler honors
with the Nazis — he had an informer on her brother openly? Who are the minis-
done it for the sake of re- and sister-in-law. When she ters today? . . . Do you think
taining peace in the village learned the true character of any of this is dead? Walk
— she assisted the U.S. agent the Nazi beast who was her down Bonn and Munich
in his deadly tasks by sub- lover, she joined in the under- streets. Go to bars, coffee.
Like a golden ring in the
mitting to the Nazi major ground and assisted in the houses, the opera. What do
snout of a sow
who was billeted in the de libertarian underground war. you see? High government
Bernards' home. She slept
As an expose of both the figures with Nazi medals. Is a beautiful woman lacking
with him to acquire the pass Nazi and neo-Nazi tactics, The old barons still oiling
to the mansion of the colonel Ms. Anthony has produced a their pistols, strutting, priv-
who was perfecting the splendid novel.
ileged, respected. Gloating One
over natonalism, the Nazi
It is 30 years later, and
Noel Pierce has a different underground. Shrugging off Another holds back his due
the major with whom the approach. Inevitably, she re- the Nuremberg trials, biding
share, only to bring him-
countess committed adultery fers to the Nazi criminalities. time, teaching their grand-
self to want.
wp - being tried as a war Her story, however, is en- children that the Allies were
If you like the friendliness of a
cr al. The Nazi major had tirely related to a neo-Nazi b a d ruthless, destructive.. The generous man will be
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The second portion of this
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leads to the point to be made.
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