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April 06, 1979 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-04-06

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12 Friday, April 6, 1919


Prosecutor Seeks Acquittal for Guards


The Anti-Defamation
League. of- Bnai Brith
criticized the recommenda-
tion by a West German pro-

Featuring Cantor Jacob Ben-Zion Mendelson
Sunday, May 6, 1979 — 8 P.M.


secutor to acquit four
former Nazi concentration
camp guards accused of par-
ticipating in the murder of
250,000 Jews.
The four defendants in
the • four-year-old trial
served at Maidanek, near
Lublin, Poland. They are
Heinrich Schmidt, a camp
doctor, and three guards,
Hermine Boettcher, Rosa
Suess and Charlotte Meyer.
The prosecutor at the
Dusseldorf court, Dieter
Ambach, claimed . that the
evidence 'against the defen-
dants was "too inexact for a
verdict." The court is ex-
pected to uphold the pros-
ecution's request next

Justin J. Finger, ADL's
civil rights director,
pointed out that volumes
of testimony have been
heard and that sufficient
evidence existed for de-
livery of the original in-
"It would be most in-
appropriate," Finger said,
"for the courts to allow ac-
quittal in these cases bef
the jury itself isgiven
opportunity of weighing
evidence that has been so
tirelessly gathered." Polish
and Israeli officials have
cooperated in turning over
information to the West
German authorities.

. •

SZ Hospital's Schwester
Celebrates 95th Birthday


"Schwester". Selma Mayer,
founder of the nursing
school at Shaare Zedek
Hospital, recently cele-
brated her. 95th birthday by
greeting former students in
the nursing school lounge.
Schwester Selma has
lived at the hospital since
she was appointed its head
nurse in 1916. She served in
that position for 66 years.
Although she never mar-
ried, the Schwester adopted
three orphans who were left
at the hospital. One is now a
nurse, a second is a
kibutznik and the third was
killed in a 1948 explosion on
Ben-Yehuda St.
Detroiters Mrs._ Kurt
Bauer, Sarah King, Naomi
Platt and Mrs. Michael
Serling were graduated


from the Shaare Zedek
School of Nursing, where-
-they were affiliated with
Schwester Selma.

RFK's Death a PLO Action?



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SOLEDAD, Calif. — Ob-
servers are beginning to be-
lieve that Sirhan Sirhan,
who assassinated Robert
Kennedy on June 5, 1968,
may have done so as the
first major Palestinian act
of terror in the U.S.
Sirhan has remained si-
lent about his motives.
Since 1975, Sirhan has been
housed in the special protec-
tive custody section of
California's Soledad Prison.
According to a recent re-
port, no clear link has ever
been established between

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The Hebrew daily Maariv
says new information indi-
cates Egyptian War Minis-
ter Abdul Gamasy resigned
last fall because he was
more conciliatory than
Egyptian President Anwar
Sadat towards a peace with
When he resigned, the re-
ports were that Gamasy was
upset with Sadat's peace

Mayor to Marry

Francisco Mayor Dianne
Feinstein will be married
this summer, some time
after the marriage of her
The 45-year-old widow is
engaged to investment
banker Richard Blum and a
private religious ceremony
is planned.

Sirhan and Palestinian ter-
rorists, but the Los Angeles
police reportedly claim that
he had contact with the
local arm of El Fatah.
Sirhan's brother was
connected with the PLO
in 1973 when he was ar-
rested and convicted of
threatening to assassi-
nate Israeli Prime Minis-
ter Golda Meir during a
U.S. visit.
The Sirhans immigrated
from the West Bank in 1957
and are reportedly
passionate supporters of
Palestinian rights.

Oil Deregulation
-Asked by AJC



American Jewish Commit-
tee last week, urged that-
President Carter im-
mediately begin the process
of deregulation of all domes-
tic oil prices so as to encour-
age domestic oil production
and reduce American petro-
leum consumption. To
minimize any possible in-
flationary impact, the AJ-
Committee supported a
gradual decontrol to be
completed in the next sev-
eral years.
It also urged the adoption
of- tax plans'. to avoid
windfall profits for oil com-
panies, and at the same -
time ensure that increased
proceeds are reinvested in
expanding domestic produc-


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