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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-06-22

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

62 Friday, June 22, 1979

ECC Says Israeli Settlements Jewish Role in Management A German Soldier's Death
Explored-by Advisory Board Leads 2 Sisters to Israel
Obstructing Peace Process
children jumped from
By MOSHE RON

PARIS (JTA) — The nine
member states of the Euro-
pean Economic Community
(EEC) accused Israel Mon-
day of obstructing a global
settlement of the Middle
East conflict and declared
its new settlements in the
occupied Arab, territories
were "illegal under interna-
tional law."
The declaration, consid-
ered one of the toughest
anti-Israel statements in
recent years, was adopted
unanimously by the foreign
ministers of France, Ger-
many, Holland, Italy, Bel-
gium, Britain, Luxem-
bourg, Ireland and De-
nmark after a day-long
meeting here.
The joint declaration is
not regarded by foreign dip-
lomats as a recommenda-
tion but as a final act which
does not need the approval
of the nine chiefs of state.
Diplomatic sources

NEW YORK — The ap-
said that only two coun-
pointment of an advisory
tries, Holland and
board, consisting of nine
France, objected to the
prominent leaders of
release of the declara-
American industry, to as-
tion, Holland because of
sist the American Jewish
its traditional friendship
Committee and Federation
with Israel and France
Employment and Guidance
for tactical reasons.
Service in bringing Jewish
The main drive behind it
personnel into the executive
came from West Germany,
suites of major U.S. corpora-
according to diplomats from
tions, was announced.
the EEC countries. They
At a press conference at
said West Germany adopted
the Ametican Jewish
a "tough and aggressive"
Committee's headquarters,
position at the outset, cal-
William Ellinghaus,
ling for a halt to Israel's new
president of the American
settlements and for a policy
Telephone and Telegraph
of compromise and under-
Co., and Richard Maass,
standing with the Arab - president of the American
states.
Jewish Committee, an-
Israeli sources here said
nounced the formation of
the joint declaration "will
the Advisory Board of the
make things tougher."
Task Force on Executive
They expressed fear that
Suite of the tyvo major
the declaration will encour-
Jewish agencies.
age most of the other Arab
Ellinghaus, whose com-
states in their opposition to , pany has worked closely
the Israeli-Egyptian peace- with the AJCommittee in
treaty.
the past five years in open-
ing job opportunities for
Jews in executive positions
in its affiliated companies,
is serving as chairman of
the advisory board.
The advisory board
will work to eliminate the
remnants of bias in the
executive suite, with
recognition of ability as
the prime criterion for
hiring and advancement
make Jews aware that in
most corporations, "they
have the same opportu-
nity for advancement as
anyone else," Ellinghaus
said.
Explaining the back-

SURPRISED??

ground of the task force's
work, Maass said that the
American Jewish Commit-
tee had launched research
studies into discrimination
against Jewish employees
in the mid-1950s. Since that
time, through cooperative
efforts with scores of major
corporations, "substantial
improvement has been re-
corded in the hiring and
promotion of Jews."
In 1975, Maass contin-
ued, the American Jewish
Committee, along with
Federation Employment
and Guidance Service, es-
tablished the Task Force on
Executive Suite, since "we
found that exclusion from
major areas of American in-
dustry still blocked the way
for Jews seeking access to
corporate careers and in
their upward mobility."
The task force has
worked closely with
many of the 189 corpora-
tions found on the For-
tune 500 list, which have
their headquarters in the
New York area.
The American Jewish
Committee president de-
clared that the task force
had found that "the results
of prejudice still show viv-
idly at top management
levels in numerous com-
panies." To correct this con-
dition, Maass added, top
management must make
company non-
discriminatory policies
clear to personnel officers
and others involved in the
hiring and promotion of
employees.

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Ponder Holocaust Directed Dramas
at NY Meeting
on Broadway
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Franz Von Hammerstein,
general secretary of the In-
ternational Council of
-Christians and Jews (ICCJ),
indicted the German Pro-
testant middle-class for its
role in the Holocaust at an
ICCJ sponsored week-long
colloquium in New York.
The subject of discussions
was "Religious Responsibil-
ity and Human Rights-,r
Dr. Hammerstein, who is
director of the Evangelische
Academie in Berlin, noted
that German Protestantism
emphasized "individual
piety and obedience to the
state." In this way, it com-
pletely and easily identified
with Nazism and the
"superiority" of the "Aryan
race," he said.
The Catholic position
was presented by Prof.
Pierre Pierrard of the In-
stitute Catholique in
Paris. He spoke of
"ignorance or indif-
ference of the mass of
Catholics towards the -
Jewish problem on the
brink of war."
Prof. Shaul Friedlander
of Tel Aviv University, out-,
lined the cultural and polit-
ical reasons why the Nazis
came to power. He took the
position that the "Final
Solution" was implied as
soon as the Nazis came to
power — a face debated by
, modern historians.

The Jewish News Special
Israel Correspondent

TEL AVIV — Two Ger-
man sisters of a Nazi soldier
killed in Warsaw have de-
cided to `settle in Israel and
link their fate with the
Jewish people.
Mina and Maria Lotz are
daughters of a rich farmer,
Emanuel Lotz, from
Flabingen village. In 1943,
their oldest brother was
wounded on the Russian
front. He was transferred to
a military hospital in War-
saw and died there from a
blood infection.
The father went to War-
saw for the funeral of his
son. He saw the ruins of the
Warsaw Ghetto. Lotz, who
was a pious Protestant,
went to a priest, who told
him horrible stories about
the Ghetto uprising and the
stern measures adopted by
the Nazis to liquidate its in-
habitants. "Jewish
The priest described
how women and small

windows of high floors,
which were already in
flames. He spoke of the
great heroism of the
Ghetto fighters.
Immediately after the
war, Lotz established links
with Jewish people and
Zionism. Though remaining
a pious Christian, he began
to follow the Torah. He kept
the Sabbath like a pious
Jew and was therefore ex-
pelled from his chur
In 1957, when E
el
Lotz turned 80, he fell ill. In
his will he left his fortune to
the Keren Keyemet in
Jerusalem, after the death
of his two daughters.
Four years ago, the two
daughters immigrated to
- Israel and got an apartment
in Jerusalem. ThoughMina
and Maria are very close to
Judaism, they did not con-
vert. They remain pious
Christians in the spirit of
Messianism." They
have applied for Israeli citi-
zenship.

Trade With South Africa
Continues Despite Boycott

NEW YORK — South Af-
rica is conducting brisk but
semisecret trade with some
25 black African nations,
amounting to $1 billion a
year, according to a report
in The New York Times.
Despite official boycotts, the
apartheid regime is buying
huge quantities of Arab oil.
According to the Journal
of Commerce, the secrecy
that surrounds the South
Africa-black Africa trade is
a political imperative.
Many of the shipments are
destined for countries that
have been "fervent" at the
United Nations in demand-
ing an economic boycott of
South Africa, and in con-
demning Israel and others
for conducting the same sort
of trade they are engaged in

secretly.

Roughly half of South Af-
rican export earnings, close
to $7 billion annually,
comes from gold and
diamonds, whose high value
and low bulk facilitate
clandestine shipment, the
Times reported.

International charter
markets reported that tan-
kers were being hired to
transport Arabian Gulf
crude to Durban, South Af-
rica. It is speculated that
the oil was being exported
from - Dubai, Abu Dhabi or
Bahrain, all of which have
been identified in UN
studies as suppliers in the
past of small quantities of
crude to South Africa, em-
bargo or no embargo.

Simon Baer Dies, Headed
Local Engineering Company

HERMAN SHUMLIN

NEW YORK — 'Herman
Shumlin, a leading pro-
ducer and director of serious
dramas, died June 14 at age
80.
Mr. Shumlin helped
make playwright Lillian
Hellman famous by produc-
ing and -directing her first
hit, "The Children's Hour,"
and later directed four more
of her plays.
Among the best-known
hits that he produced and
directed are: "The Male
Animal," "The Corn Is
Green" and "Inherit the
Wind."

Simon S. Baer, a regis-
tered professional engineer
and founder of Efficient
Engineering Co., died June
15 at age 79.
Born in Kuenzelsau,
Germany, he came to the
U.S. in 1927. He was
president and general man-
ager of the engineering
company from its inception
in 1-939 until his death.
Mr. Bear studied
engineering -at the Univer-
sities of Munich and
Karlsruhe, graduating in
1922. During World War II,
his firm worked on projects
for General Electric and the
Atomic Energy Commission
and later developed many of
the tool and die mechanisms
used by the top American
auto makers andforeign car
manufacturers.
He was a member of the
Society of Automotive
Engineers, Engineering
Society of Detroit, the
Welding Society and was
past president and a
member of the National
Association of Engineer-
ing Companies. He also

held membership in Bnai
Brith, the American
Jewish Committee and
Temple Beth El.
He leaves his wife, Sylvia;
a son, Robert; a daughter,
Carol Camiener; a brother,
Erwin of Long Island, N.Y.;
two sisters, Mrs. Max
(Amalie) Loewenthal and
Mrs. Hugo (Rosali Loe-
wenthal of Toms er, ,
our
N.J.; and
grandchildren.

Saul Shcolnek'

Saul Shcolnek, former
owner of Reliable Jewelers,
died June 14 at age 61.
A native Detroiter, Mr.
Shcolnek was a member of
Temple Israel, Morgenthau
Lodge of Bnai Brith, Jewish
War Veterans, Crescent
Shrine Club and Craftsman
Lodge of the Masons.
He leaves his wife, Alice;
a son, Richard of Los
Angeles, Calif.; a daughter,
Mrs. Jerome (Laurie) Ro-
senthal of Indianapolis,
Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Edmund
(Lillian) Langerman; and
two granddaughters.

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