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July 07, 1978 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1978-07-07

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Doctor's Holocaust Memoir a Painful Historical Account


"The Miracles versus
Tyranny" (Philisophical
Library) by Dr. Izaak
Goldberg is composed of five
parts comprising the years
1941-1945. Each part is pre-
ceded by a brief historical
sketch. Thus the year 1941
(6/22-12/31) contains a de-
scription of the Hitler-
Stalin Pact and the reason
for it: "Stalin was very
much afraid of Hitler, espe-
cially after the German vic-
tories over France, Holland,
Belgium, Norway in 1940
and Yugoslavia and Greece
in the spring of 1941. He de-
livered raw materials, food,
oil to Germany in order to
avoid a German attack."

But Stalin, the author
states, "failed to take into
consideration one trait of
Hitler's personality,
namely his destructive
mind, megalomania, and
the schizophrenic mentality

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Arms Deal Set?

PARIS (JTA) — France
and Iraq are discussing an
arms agreement providing
for the sale of French-made
missiles, helicopters and
possibly combat planes. The
negotiations for this mas-
sive sale of French
hardware entered a final
phase during French De-
fense Minister Yvon
Bourges' recent trip to
Sources in Paris say Fr-
ance will supply Iraq with a
variety of Crotale missles,
ground-to-air, ground-to-
ground and ground-to-sea.
The French-made missile
is especially deadly for low
flying aircraft and has an
exceptional accuracy level
for near-approach planes.

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which all pointed towards nearby with their guns
ready to shoot . . . the
unparalleled cruelty."
Dr. Goldberg relates the strong man . . . out of desp-
German bombardment of eration pushed his hands
the city of Wolkowysk between the legs of the
where he was born and Nazis and threw them out of
practiced medicine. He por- the vehicle. The other Nazis
trays his parents, relatives, became confused. In the
friends, and acquaintances, meantime, the other vic-
and records the fate that tims attacked the few Nazis
had befallen them. He de- left, including the driver,
picts the German invasion and escaped.
In spite of their wretched
of his birthplace and Rozana
where he took refuge. condition, the people didn't
their sense of humor, as
There the Germans or-
ganized a ghetto and de- evidenced by this anecdote
creed anybody found out- that circulated in camp:
side its gate would be shot. "Hitler couldn't cross the
He graphically de- English Channel. He gave it
scribes life in the Wol- up long ago. Suddenly he
kowysk concentration found out that a certain old
camp to which his family rabbi knew the secret how
and he were relocated to cross the channel. He
from Rozana. The follow- summoned the rabbi and
ing is a typical illustra- asked him for the secret.
tion: All the kitchen pro- The rabbi answered that
ducts in the concentra- Moses had a magic scepter
tion camp were under to split the sea. "Give me the
Mr. Galin's supervision. scepter,' Hitler yelled. 'I
Unaware of the "German must have it. Where is the
order not to buy anything scepter? Quick answer!' The
from the Germans, he rabbi responded calmly, "In
took a little benzine for the British Museum in
the kitchen use from a London.' "
German whom he paid
The author explains the
the asked price." The reason the Jews of towns
Gestapo found out, came like Rozana, Lyskovo, Wol-
to his bunker, and beat kowysk were not murdered
him severely with sticks by the Germans locally, as
and chains, and shot him. was the case with the
Some people, the author Jewish people in Slonim
asserts, in spite of over- and Lida. This happened
whelming odds resisted the because the Jews in the
tyrants. For instance, in former towns were under
Ostrov-Mazowieck, Jews, the jurisdiction of the Gen-
including two of the au- eral Government of East
thor's relatives, were forced Prussia. The Jews there
into a truck to be taken to an were first transported to
extermination place. "In the concentration camps, such
first row was kneeling a as Auschwitz, and extermi-
man known for his strength. nated afterwards. The Jews
Two Nazis were standing in the latter towns were

under the jurisdiction of the
Einsatzgruppen (Special
Extermination Groups)
that operated in the East.
The Einsatzgruppen also
murdered Russians and
White Russians.

The author describes
impressively and at
length the extermination
camps of Treblinka, Au-
schwitz and Birkenau.

He reminds us of the re-
volt at Treblinka that
took place on Aug. 2,

1943. On that day, the
prisoners who had ac-
cumulated weapons ob-
tained from the camp
armory surreptitiously
revolted against the
camp authorities killing
25 Germans and 60 Uk-

rainian guards. How-
ever, of the 1,000 rebelli-
ous prisoners only 600
managed to escape to a
nearby forest. There,
they were surrounded
and decimated by armed
bands of anti-Semitic
Poles and Ukrainians, as
well as by Germans.
Only 40 escapees re-
mained alive.
Had it not been for these
survivors, the world
wouldn't have known the
story of the heroic uprising
at Treblinka.
"The Miracles versus
Tyranny" is an effective ac-
count of a Holocaust sur-
vivor. It includes his post-
war experiences and care-
fully reproduced photo-
Dr. Goldberg studied
medicine at the Univer-
sities of Prague and Italy.
He is on the medical staff of
Bronx-Lebanon Medical

Women's Military Exemption Jewish Officials
Meet NY Police
May Cause Aguda to Bolt
for 'Rap' Session

JERUSALEM (JTA) — offered in the wake of a
Agudat Israel's Council of 72-30 vote in the Knesset
Sages met this week to de- Tuesday night rejecting an
cide whether the ultra- opposition motion of no con-
Orthodox party should con- fidence in the government
tinue as part of Premier because of the exemption
Menahem Begin's coalition bill.
government if a com-
The blanket exemption
promise is adopted to amend
was one of the conditions
the government-sponsored
agreed upon by Begin be-
bill that would exempt
fore Aguda joined his
young women from military
Likud-led government.
service simply on their
The Democratic Move-
statement that they are re-
ment for Change voted with
ligiously observant.
The compromise, worked the government Tuesday
out by a coalition commit- night as did all coalition
tee, will require that the members, but the DMC said
women declare that they do it will vote against the
not travel on the Sabbath exemption bill when it
and eat only kosher food. comes before the Knesset
The compromise is being unless changes are made.

Hearken All


Cease your frantic clamor
False and brazen fools:
I, the Great Champion of Christendom,
I, the Great Fuehrer of the Mighty Rage,
I, a clown wielding a paper sword?
Hypocrites and traitors,
Out of my mouth
Gushed cataracts of blood,
Out of the breasts of my people
Broke storms of jubilation,
Hallelujah! Shouted the sons of Jesus,
Allahu-Akbar! Shouted the sons of Allah,

Representatives of a wide
range of Jewish organiza-
tions met with officials of
the New York City police
department in what was
termed an unprecedented
effort by the police officials
and the Jewish community
leaders to educate each
other about their special
problems and to explore
areas of mutual concern.
The meeting, herd at
police headquarters, was
called the first of its kind in
the city's history by the
Jewish Community Rela-
tions Council of New York.
Peggy Tishman, chair-
man of the police liaison
committee, said the confer-
ence developed from a series
of recent discussions bet-
ween the liaison committee
and police officials dealing
with crime in Jewish
•neighborhoods, declining
Jewish representation on
the city police force and re-
lated issues.

Re-Election Told

board of governors of the
Haifa Technion unanim-
ously re-elected Evelyn de
Rothschild of England to
another one-year term as


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