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April 09, 1976 - Image 59

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-04-09

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Bicentennial and Passover: Ideals for Freedom

(Continued from Page 72)
could ever assent to such ab-
,surdities; for all know that
persecution in all its shapes
and modifications is con-
trary to the genius of our
government and the spirit of
our laws, and that it can
never produce any other ef-
fect than to render men
hypocrites or martyrs.
When Charles V, Em-
peror of Germany, tired of
the cares of government,
resigned his crown to his
son, he retired to a monas-
ter– where he amused the
g of his life in regulat-
,-• in b- the movements of
watches, endeavoring to
make a number keep the
same time; but, not being
able to make any two go
exactly alike, it led him to
reflect upon the folly and
crimes he had committed, in
'attempting the impossibil-
ity of making men think

Nothing is more easily
demonstrated than that the
conduct alone is the subject
of human laws, and that
man ought to suffer civil
disqualification for what he
does, and not for what he
thinks. The mind can receive
laws only from Him, of
whose divine essence it is a
portion; He alone can pun-
ish disobedience; for who
else can know its move-
ments, or estimate their

The religion I profess
inculcates every duty
which man owes to his fel-
low men; it enjoins upon
its- votaries the practice of
every virtue, and the de-
testation of every vice; it
teaches them to hope for
the favor of heaven exactly
in proportion as their lives
have been directed by just,
honorable, and beneficent
maxims. This, then, gen-

Two Acquittals, Sentencing
Mark Nazi Trials in Germany

BONN — A German
In Hamburg, 69-year-
court has acquitted former old Kurt Klebeck has been
regimental sergeant major acquitted of the charge of
Willy Thiermann of murder murdering Jews. The
- on six counts. A few days court ruled that the wit-
after the concentration neises for the prosecution
, _camp at Glebotkie near must have mistaken Kle-
P-Minsk had been vacated, the beck for another SS offi-
company Thiermann be- cer.
longed to was ordered to
Klebeck was accused to-
search the camp for hidden gether with Josef Aigner
During the search on and Wilhelm Eickhoff of
having ordered hundreds of
Aug. 20, 1943 Thiermann is Jews
be shot near Bob-
said to have shot six Jews. ruisk to
having carried
During the trial, however, out some of
principal witnesses for the himself. The the
judgment on
prosecution gave contradic- Aigner and Eickhoff
is ex-
tory accounts.
, A Wiesbaden court has weeks.
imposed an eight-year
Meanwhile, Heinrich
prison sentence on 65-year-
Wexler, former senior in-
old Herrmann Worthoff.
mate of the concentration
The court found him guilty
cf complicity in 8,544 cases camp at Neuengamme-Ah-
of murder in the district of lem, has been given a life
Lublin between November sentence for the murder of a
Jewish fellow inmate.
1941 and July 1944.


`No Anti-Semitism in Uruguay'

7 There is no anti-Semitism in
Uruguay, according to
Yosef Yerosalimski, who
edits a Jewish weekly in
\ -Spanish and runs a daily
two-hour Yiddish radio
program in Montevideo.
He said that unlike
neighboring Argentina, to
call someone an anti-Semite
in Uruguay is considered an
insult . The authorities bend
over 'kwards to avoid any
tain, aanti-Semitism, he
-- Ar' ' -essing s a luncheon
met g of the Jerusalem
branch of the World Union
of Jewish Journalists,
Yerosalimski said that Jew-
ish life in Uruguay has not
been affected by the govern-
ment's swing to the right.
lie said that his country
supports Israel, but along
with many of Israel's other
friends in Latin America it
_s abstaining on United Na-
tions votes concerning Is-
Yerosalimski said Pa-
lestinian propaganda in
Uruguay and throughout
Latin America is highly ef-
fective, playing upon such


themes as exile, homeland
and natural rights.
He said he finds that the
Israeli media presents a
wholly negative picture of
Israel and this image of Is-
rael when depicted abroad
might be one of the reasons
for the fall-off in aliya from
Latin America.

Arabs See Star,
Predict M.E. War

appearance of a heavenly
body identified as star
"West 75," which is clearly
seen on the horizon in the
morning, has triggered a
flood of prophecies among
the Arabs living in the West
Bank provinces of Judea and
The Arabs regard this
phenomenon as presaging
the onset of a new war. Ac-
cording to these "elders,"
this is the star that shows
up on the horizon every Mid-
dle East war, It made its
last appearance in 1973 on
the eve of the Yom Kippur

tlemen, is my creed — it
was impressed upon my
infant mind; it has been
the director of my youth,
the monitor of my man-
hood, and will, I trust, be
the consolation of my old

At any rate, Mr. Speaker,
I am sure that you cannot -
see anything in this religion,
to deprive me of my seat in
this House. So far as relates
to my life and conduct, the
examination of these I sub-
mit with cheerfulness to
your candid and liberal con-
struction. What may be the
religion of him who made
this objection against me, or
whether he has any religion
or not I am unable to say. I
have never considered it my
duty to pry into the belief of
other members of this
House. If their actions are
upright and conduct just,
the rest is for their own con-
sideration, not for mine.

I do not seek to make con-
verts to my faith, whatever
it may be esteemed in the
eyes of my officious friend,
nor do I exclude any one
from my esteem or friend-
ship, because he and I differ
in that respect. The same
charity, therefore, it is not
unreasonable to expect, will
be extended to myself, be-
cause in all things that re-
late to the state and to the
duties of civil life, I am
bound by the same obliga-

tions with my fellow-citi-
zens, nor does any man sub-
scribe more sincerely than
myself to the maxim,
"whatever ye would that
men should do unto you do
ye so even unto them, for
such is the law and the

April 9, 1976 59

El Arish Receives Israel Electricity

rael connected the occupied
Egyptian town of El Arish
in the Sinai desert to the
Israeli electric power grid.
Defense Minister Shimon
Peres, attending the cere-
mony for the introduction of
electricity, to El Arish's 30,-

ilapp y and o y o u

000 inhabitants, called the
move a "most important pol-
itical document." He did not
say if it meant that Israel
would refuse to withdraw
from the town in further
peace moves with Egypt. El
Arish, on the Mediterra-
nean, is 55 miles from the
UN buffer zone in the Sinai. -

ciiiover to


An original art rendering by the Israeli-French artist, Nissan Engel, depicts the
Morranos observing Passover in secret during the Spanish Inquisition. This also
serves as a reinnder of the oppression of three million Soviet Jews during the
coming Passover season.

Hermelin, Colburn & Colburn

314 Fisher Building


The Airline Of The People Of Israel

Extends best wishes for

a happy and joyous

to all

24100 Southfield Rd., Southfield


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