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February 25, 1977 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-02-25

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Probe of Radio Liberty Urged
for Using Scripts of Ex-Nazi

WASHINGTON (JTA)
— The disclosure that an
alleged Nazi war criminal
sold scripts to Radio Lib-
erty triggered a demand
here that Congress inves
tigate the federally-
funded radio station that
broadcasts to the Soviet
Union.
The revelation was
made after a deportation
notice was served On Vilis
Hazners, 71, a prominent
Latvian emigre_ living in
upstate New York who is
accused of complicity in
the killings of several
hundred Jew
s
- and
around Riga, Latvia, dur-
ing World War II.
Rep. Edward Koch _
who called for
e probe, said that while
le -N.Y.),
supported the objec-
tives of Radio Liberty and
its affiliate, Radio Free
Europe, "we don't have to
fund them if they are hir-
ing Nazis, regardless of
whether or not, • in this
case, he is guilty of war
crimes."
Hazners served as a
major in the Nazi-
sponsored Latvian SS Le-
gion. He entered `the U.S.
from Germany in 1956 in
violation of the anti-war
criminal proviso of the
1953 Refugee Relief Act,
the U.S. Immigration and
Naturalization- Service
(INS) has charged. The
INS opened deportation
proceedings against him
in Albany last week. A
hearing is schedUled to
begin June 20.
John S. Hayes, chair-
man of Radio Liberty-
Radio Free Europe (RL-
RFE), admitted it had not
fully checked Hazners'
background when it
bought his scripts be-
cause "he does not broad-
cast, he is not a staff
member, he is a free
lancer."
This week Radio Lib-
erty president Sig Mic-
kelson wrote Koch that
the station would no
longer buy scripts from
Hazners.
RFE-RL was estab-
lished last year as a
government-sponsored
non-profit corporation to
run the two anti-
Communist radio sta-
tions which were started
by the CIA in the 1950s.
RFE broadcasts to the
entire East European
bloc and Radio Liberty
only to the Soviet Union
of which Lativa is now a
part.
The stations will re-
ceive more than $52 mil-
lion from the government
in the current fiscal year.
* *..*

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JERUSALEM — The
the Office fOr Civil Rights
of the Department of remains of a monumental
Health, Education and stone inscription ,to Had-
rian, the Roman emperor
Welfare (HEW).
In a•corrimunication re- who laid Jerusalem waste
plying to a Jan. 29 request in the Second Century,
by The Workmen's Circle have been found beneath
that HEW 'Secretary the farmland of Kibutz
Joseph Califano investi- Ti•at .Zvi in the Beit
gate whether Butz had Shean valley, the Jeru-
utilized federal funds, salem Post reports.
The Latin inscription
Hamlin informed Backer
that he had requested Dr. was found a mile south of
Ernest Boyer, Commis- the site where a rare
sioner of Education, to bronze head of Hadrian
prObe whether any provi-• was found less than two
sions of the civil rights years ago by an American
tourist using a mine de-.
law have been violated.
"_It is possible that fed- tector.
The
inscription,
eral funds may have been
utilized in the research to measuring nine feet long
which you refer, - Hamlin and one and a half feet
high, may have been part
wrote Backer.
of a triumphal arch, ac-
* * *
cording to Gideon Foers-
ter, district archaeologist
Church Blasted for the north. He said it
was probably erected on
on Trifa Issue
the occasion of Hadrian's
NEW YORK — Rabbi. visit to this part of the
Judah Cahn, in his ac- Roman Empire in 131
ceptance speech last C.E.
week on being elected
The anti-Jewish edicts
president of the 1,000- he issued while in
member New York Board
of Rabbis, was critical of
the Orthodox Church in
America for failing early
this month to suspend
summarily Archbishop
Valerian D. Trifa of Grass
Lake, Mich.,- from the
governing board of the
National Council of •
Churches.
NEW
Trifa has been accused
of Nazi war crimes and YORK
the Justice Department is
seeking in Federal Court
in Detroit to revoke his
citizenship, contending
he lied about his previous
pro-Nazi Romanian Iron
Guard affiliation in ob-
taining his citizenshop.
In Montreal, Nazi-
hunter-Simon Wiesenthal
suggeSted last Friday
that several Nazi war
criminals live in Canada
with the knowledge of the
Canadian government.
"We advised your
Jewish community of this
and they in turn have
_notified -yolir govern-
ment, but nothing has
'been done about it, Wie-
senthal told a junior col-
lege audience.
Wiesenthal also said
that Archbishop Trifa
will leave the U.S. for
Canada shortly.

.

Jerusalem touched off the
revolt led by.Bar Kokhba
the following year. When
that revolt was finally
suppressed, Hadrian or-
dered Jerusalem
plbughed over and a new
city, Aelia Capitolina
built on the site.

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