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November 05, 1976 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-11-05

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12 Friday, November 5, 1976


Soviet Jewish Activists Send Appeal Seeking
End of Russian Efforts to Halt Emigration

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More than 40 Jewish ac-
tivists released a state-
ment in Moscow appeal-
ing "to all those who sup-
port the struggle of the
Soviet Jews for free emig-
ration to Israel" to take
action to foil the latest at-
tempt by Soviet au-
thorities to discredit and
destroy the Jewish emig-
ration movement.
The statement was re-
ceived in New York and
released in translation by
the Greater New York
Conference on Soviet
Jewry which reported
that rn-any of the sig-
natories are now in jail.
It came in the after-
math of a week of mass
arrests and the beatings
of large numbers of
Jewish activists by Soviet
police agents following a
sit-in at the Supreme
Soviet to demand why
they have been denied
exit visas.



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Financier • Banker of the American Revolution • Patriot


aym Salomon was ii- fervent patriot
whose love of liberty and business
acumen combined to make him the
financial hero in the War of Inde-
pendence. Born in Poland in 1740, he was
forced to flee that country in 1772, due to his
tight for freedom. along with Pulaski and
Kosciusko who became military heroes of the
Salomon prospered from the very start in
America, doing business with wealthy loyalists
while joining the Sons of Liberty, a group of
revolutionary patriots. He was twice arrested
by the British but managed to escape execution
both times: finally fleeing, to Philadelphia.
Salomon's reputation for honesty and skill in
trade, especially foreign, attracted Robert
Morris, then Superintendent of Finance, who
called on him for help in raising money to wage
the war. and later to save the emerging nation
from financial collapse. Morris' diary indicates
sonic 75 transactions were made by the two
men between August 1781 and April 1784.
As President Calvin Coolidge said of Haym

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Salomon: He negotiated for Robert Morris
all the loans raised in France and Holland.
pledged his personal faith and fortune for enor-
mous amounts. and personally advanced large
sums to such men as James Madison, Thomas
Jefferson, Baron Steuben, General St. Clair and
many other patriot leaders who testified that
without his aid they could not have carried on
the cause. -
Salomon's place in history is memorialized by
a 20-foot high statue standing at Wabash and
Wacker in Chicago. Unveiled in 1941, the
statue depicts three great Revolutionaries,
George Washington in the middle, flanked by
Robert Morris and Haym Salomon. It is a tell-
ing tribute to the Jewish-American patriot
whose life was dedicated to his family, friends
and country.

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Meanwhile, William
Scranton, the U.S. Ambas-
sador to the United Na-
tions, termed the recent
beatings of a group of
Soviet Jews and the'arrest
of 25 activists as the latest
"instance of unashamed
barbarism in the Soviet
He declared, "At all
times, working through
elsinki accords, we
must pressure the move-
ment of that totalitarian
system towards stan-
dards for human rights."
The envoy was guest
speaker at the Appeal of
Conscience Foundation's
award dinner at the
Pierre Hotel honoring W.
Averell Harriman,
former U.S. Ambassador
to the Soviet Union, and
Tatsuro Goto, president
of Mitsui (U.S.), as "Men
of Conscience,"
The foundation is an in-
terreligious organization
headed by Rabbi Arthur
Schneier, spiritual leader
of the Park East
Dressed to symbolize the dozen Moscow Jews
Synagogue. Some 500 beaten by police agents after they demonstrated de-
Protestant, Catholic, manding exit visas to Israel, members of the Student
Jewish and Greek Or- Struggle for Soviet Jewry and Greater New York Con-
thodox religious and ference on Soviet Jewry protest at Aeroflot Russian Air-
communal leaders at- lines' Fifth Avenue offices in Manhattan. Many of the
tended the dinner.
"refuseniks" who joined the sit-ins at the Supreme
In a related develop- Soviet were arrested and sentenced for "hooliganism".
* * *
ment, 30 New York area
rabbis chained themselves . tee appealed to Sen. Jacob Americans, during the
to the fence at the UN in
Javits (R-N.Y.) to aid in the first nine months of 1976.
protest against the arrest
matter. Sen. Javits
Dr. Herbert Bernstein,
of the Jewish activists.
thereupon contacted executive director of the
Soviet officials as well as agency said this would
In New York, the Na-
the U.S. State Depart- bring the total number of
tional Council of the
ment. On Oct. 21, the dele- Soviet Jewish immig-
Churches of Christ U.S.A.
gation was told that its trip rants resettled by
and the American Jewish
to the Soviet Union would NYANA, a beneficiary
Committee revealed that
an interreligious delega-
have to be cancelled be- agency of national United
tion of 14 American
cause "there was a na- Jewish Appeal and the
Christian and Jewish
tional holiday, and ac- UJA-Federation of
commodations would not Jewish Philanthropies
leaders had been denied
admission to the Soviet
be available."
Joint Campaign in New
Union — the third such
Expressing the reac- York, to more than 8,000
tions of the Christian individuals by the end of
action by Soviet au-
members of the group, Dr. the year.
thorities in three years.
VanderWerf, who is
The two leaders of the
executive director of the Fisher, chairman of the
delegation, Rev. Nathan
H. VanderWe
NCCC Commission on Interorganizational
rf and Rabbi
Regional and Local Committee on . Soviet
A. James Rudin, acting as
Ecumenism, stated:
spokesmen for their re-
Jewish Emigration, said
"It is a strange detente "the study of Soviet
spective organizations at
when some Americans Jewish emigration prac-
ajoint news conference at
are encraged to visit tices undertaken by our
AJC headquarters, con-
the Soviet Union by being Interorganizational
demned the Soviet action
issued visas, while other Committee is still 'under
as a "flagrant violation of
Americans in the same way. Our committee is not
the Helsinki Final Act,"
group, namely Jews, are yet ready, therefore, to
and urged both the State
denied. this privilege.. As make any statement'and
Department and the U.S.
Christians, we cannot be will not be for some time."
Commission on Security
silent about such a blat-
and Cooperation in
The committee, which
ant anti-Semitic act was set up last July in
Europe to protest to
against friends and fellow Jerusalem during the gen-
Soviet leaders.
citizens. As Chritians, we eral assembly of the
The delegation, consist-
cannot participate in Jewish Agency to examine
ing of eight Christians
such a trip while some are the situation of Soviet
and six Jews, had made
denied equal treatment." Jewish emigration and
reservations for the trip
Rabbi Rudin, who is problem of Soviet Je ■ y
three months ago, the
Assistant Director of who, upon arriving in Vie-
spokesmen said. They
AJC's interreligious Af- nna decide to go to coun-
were scheduled to leave
fairs Department, termed tries other than Israel,
Tuesday for a 17-day
the situation a "moral af- comprises Israelis and
study tour of Poland, the
Soviet Union, and Israel.
In Washington, Soviet
On Oct. 14, they
It includes the chair-
Jewry was discussed at a men and executives of
were notified by Soviet
breakfast meeting at the HIAS, the Council of
authorities that visas
State Department bet- Jewish Federations and
would not be granted to
ween Secretary of State Welfare Funds (and its
three rabbis: Rabbi
Henry A. Kissinger and Large City Budgeting
Joseph Narot of Temple
Soviet Ambassador Conference), Joint Dis-
Israel of Greater Miami;
Anatoly Dobrynin. The tribution Committee, Un-
Rabbi Elijah Palnick of
State Department, how- ited Israel Appeal and the
Temple Bnai Israel, Lit-
ever, refused to give any United Jewish Appeal,
tle Rock, Ark.; and Rabbi
Frank Rosenthal of Tem-
and has been augmented
In New York, it was by the participation of the
ple Anshe Sholom, Olym-
pia Fields, Ill.
learned that close to 2,000 National Conference on
Soviet Jewish immig-
Reacting to what it con-
Soviet Jewry and the Na-
sidered "obvious religious
rants were received by tional Jewish Community
discrimination," the
NYANA, the New York Relations Advisory
Association for New
American Jewish Commit-

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