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August 23, 1974 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-08-23

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Friday, August 23, 1974-5

Prague Kosher
`Nazis Hardly Touch Property of Gentiles' Eatery Is 20

LONDON—A recent study nal for regional research of
on the position of the Czech the Brno museum, describes
minority in the northern part the different treatment of the
of Moravia under Nazi occu- property of Czech gentiles
pation, published in the jour- against that of Czech Jews
during the Nazi occupation.
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The a u t h o r, Stanislav
Hladky, states that "while
the occupation authorities
aimed at the transfer of
Czech property into the hands
of the Germans also in legal
terms, they were, for a num-
All Sizes 6 to 44
ber of objective reasons,
compelled to leave the prop-
erty of Czechs untouched. In
most cases, they had to be
satisfied with mere control
which, frequently, was in-




Vice Presidential Nominee Rockefeller:
His Role as Friend of Jewry and Israel

LONDON—The communal
kosher restaurant of Prague
has now completed the first - (Continued from. Page 1)
two decades of operation that it "demonstrated our
since it was first established conviction that all civilized
after the war in 1954, 'Vest- men shared the duty of re-
nik,' the monthly of the Jew- versing the outrage commit-
ish religious community, re- ted against the Jewish peo-
ple." As governor, he was a
The postwar restaurant frequent speaker at major
was originally founded upon campaign functions and tra-
the initiative of the late chief ditionally participated in the
rabbi of Czechoslovakia, Dr. inaugural dinners.
At the end of World War II
Gustav Sicher, and was start-
ed in 1954 in three rooms, he was active in helping
catering to about 25 visitors. empty out the DP camps in
Since then it has been ex- Europe and supporting the
tended and modernized and establishment of the State of
the daily average of visitors Israel and has continued his
who are served is reported support of the Jewish state
to be about 100.
ever since. He visited Israel
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several times, the latest being
in the summer of 1972. On
June 6, 1967 during the Six-
Day War, Rockefeller de-
clared that the U.S. "must
support whatever action is
necessary to maintain the in-
tegrity of Israel . . . to re-
store peace and to remove
the long festering conditions
of conflict that torment the
Middle East."

Hasidim to Get
Hearing on

federal Court of Appeals ap-
proved a motion from the
United Jewish Organizations
of Williamsburg for an ex-
pedited hearing on its com-
plaint that a recent redistrict-
ing of State Assembly and
Senate districts discriminat-
ed unconstitutionally against
the Brooklyn area's 45,000
hasidic Jews.
The hearing is on an appeal
from a lower court ruling on
July 26 upholding the consti-
tutionality of the redistrict-
The UJO, representing.
more than 100 Williamsburg
Jewish organizations, most of
them hasidic, charged that
the new districts, approved
by the state legislature on
May 29, discriminated against
Jewish residents in favor of
blacks and Puerto Ricans.
The request for the expe-
dited hearing was made be-
cause of the nearness of the
September primary elections.
Nathan Levin, a vice presi-
dent of the National Jewish
Commission on Law and Pub-
lic Affairs, who is.represent-
ing the UJO in both the ori-
ginal suit and in the appeal,
said the hasidic voters of
Williamsburg would suffer
"irreparable harm" if the
primary was held within the
framework of the new dis-

Czechs Claim Nazi
Victims—Not Jews

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LONDON—A recent broad-
cast from Prague, claimed
that 360,000 Czechoslavak
citizens had been killed dur-
ing World War II as a result
of war operations or as Nazi
The broadcast did not dis-
close that this figure in-
cluded 260,000 Czechoslovak
Jews who fell victim to the






In a speech on Israel's 20th
anniversary in 1968, Rocke-
feller. noted that "it is well
to recall that during this 20
year period almost 1,500,-
000 downtrodden people
have found a haven and
a home in Israel made up of
survivors of the Holocaust
and victims of oppression in
many countries of the world."
He said this was "the larg-
est and finest example of
humanitarian rescue in the
history of mankind." Noting
that the U.S. -was the first
country to recognize Israel
as a state, Rockefeller said
it continues its "interest in
the growth and development
of Israel as the only true
example of democracy in the
Middle East."
Rockefeller also stressed at
the time that peace in the
Mideast "still hinges on the
acceptance of realities. Once
Israel is accepted as a fact
of life . . . then permanent
peace can come . . . and that
day when Israel's nationhood
will be recognized by its
neighbors must come as soon
as possible . . . the United
States should do everything
in its power to advance that
Speaking to the America-
Israel- Chamber of Commerce
in May 1973, Rockefeller
paid tribute to Israel's "tri-
umph and courage over in-
credible obstacles."
He noted: "We are all
deeply and understandably
impressed by the courage of
Israeli arms. But equally
vital to Israel's survival has
been her economic flowering
over the past 25 years. She
has become a humming,
thriving workshop and a land
of increasing plenty."

Africa Jews Hear
Top Zulu Minister

Zulu leader Gatsha Buthelezi,
chief minister of the Kwa-
zulu Legislative Assembly,
explained the o b j e c t s of
black nationalism in South
Africa to a large -gathering
of Johannesburg Jews at
Temple Emanuel Hall here.
- The meeting was arranged
by Johannesburg's United
Progressive Jewish Congre-
gation whose chief minister,
Rabbi Arthur Super, intro-
duce.d. Buthelezi as the man
who more than any other
was the voice of the black
community in South Africa.
Buthelezi said that South
Africa was unique in Africa
in that white people as well
as black had became indigen-
ous here. Each needed the
other and should work to-
gether for welfare and pro-
He said black nationalism
had taken much inspiration
from Jewish history in bib-
lical times. He thought South
Africa's black homeland pol-
icy could succeed if it were
honestly implemented.
Buthelezi personally favor-
ed a federation of black and
white states in South Africa
as a solution which could
avoid violent upheaval.

Concentration and continu-
ity of effort are most neces-
sary to any successful en-

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