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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

44 Friday, July 13, 1919

Shcharansky Going Blind?

Israelis, Jewish Leaders Hail Bundestag
Decision to Abolish Statute of Limitations

MOSCOW — The mother would appeal to the medical
of Anatoly Shcharansky department of the Soviet
told Western reporters this Ministry of Internal Affairs
JERUSALEM (JTA) —
week that she fears her son for treatment for her son.
Mrs. Milgrom said she Israelis have hailed the
is going blind in prison. Ida
Milgrom said that in a June plans a day-long vigil West German Bundestag's
10 letter Shcharansky re- Saturday outside the vote abolishing the statute
ported that he could hardly courtroom where her son of limitations for prosecut-
was sentenced for ing Nazi war criminals and
read or. write.
Mrs. Milgrom said she treason a year ago. Mrs. have sent cables of appre-
Milgrom was barred ciation to German officials
from the trial in which and Germany's Ambas-
Shcharansky was sen- sador to Israel, Klaus
tenced to 13 years for Schuetz.
Premier Menahem Begin
treason.
personally expressed his
She
said
she
hoped
to
be
n s
Music
allowed to see her son in satisfaction to vitising West
August, one year since she Berlin Mayor Dietrich
last saw him. .A scheduled Stobbe. Begin urged West
February visit was canceled Germany to pursue the
prosecution of war crimi-
without explanation.
Must Locate Kind Persons
nals.
Justice Minister Shmuel
Who Aided Me After
Jonas Phillips, a suc- Tamir expressed his satis-
My Fall In
cessful colonial merchant faction with the vote.
very much involved in Tamir, who interrupted a
Oak Park, On The
Jewish affairs, was an ar- Knesset session to an-
Corner Of Church
dent patriot. He signed the nounce the vote, said he
and Kenwood
non-importation agreement hoped that now Nazi crimi-
On Saturday,
against Britain. Although nals still free would be
he was the father of a large brought to trial.
June 16, 1979
family, at the age of 43 he
Labor Party chairman
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968-0668 or 545-6994
militia.
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The measure to do away members who voted in favor
with the statute, which of the decision.
The decision of the West
passed its first reading last
March, was adopted on its German Parliament was
second reading by a vote of also hailed by leaders of the
253-228 and on the third • Jewish community in
reading by a slightly larger Montreal, Canada.
In Bonn, it was re-
margin of 255-222.
ported that vandals de-
Had it not been abolished,
stroyed several
the statute would have gone
gravestones and painted
into effect Jan. 1, 1980, re-
swastikas on others in a
ndering Nazi war criminals
Jewish cemetery in Be-
not yet subjected to the legal
process forever immune rlin to protest the deci-
sion to continue prosecu-
from prosecution. The
tion of Nazi war crimi-
measure was also approved
nals.
by the Bundesrat (upper
Heading the list of
house) which is more con-
wanted men abroad is Dr.
servative in its makeup
Josef Mengele, the Au-
than the Bundestag.
schwitz physician responsi-
Bundestag deputies
ble for mass murders and
were permitted to vote
inhumane experiments on
their conscience on this
some 200,000 children and a
delicate issue rather than
like number of other in-
along party lines. The
mates. Mengele is believed
government Social
to be in Paraguay.
Democrats (SPD) and
Other wanted men are
Chancellor Helmut
former SS Col. Walter
Schmidt wanted the sta-
Rauff, last seen in San-
tute lifted; the Christian
tiago, Chile, who was in
Democrats (CDU) wanted
charge of the mobile gas
it maintained. Justice
chambers in Nazi-occupied
Minister Hans-Jochen
areas of the Soviet Union,
Vogel, urging that the
and Alois Bruner, Adolf
statute be eliminated,
Eichmann's deputy for Au-
told the deputies that the
stria, Greece and France.
Federal Republic had to
Three war criminals defi-
make its position clear in
view of the millions of
Nazi victims. "Every
murderer detected after
Dec: 31 who could no
By RABBI SAMUEL
longer be prosecuted
SILVER
would be a severe blow to
(A Seven Arts Feature)
peace based on justice
An era ended recently
and to Germany's im-
when Rabbi Morris Laza-
age," he said.
Most CDU deputies ron, once of the Baltimore
Hebrew Congregation, died
argued for the statute.
_ –In a cable to the chancel- in his 91st year.
A founder of-the anti-
lor, the Simon Wiesenthal
Center for Holocaust Zionist American Council
for Judaism, Rabbi Lazaron
Studies at Yeshiva Univer-
sity of Los Angeles lauded was once part of a phalanx
the Bundestag's decision of East Coast rabbis who
"on behalf of justice and opposed the idea of a Jewish
state.
morality."
Some of his associates
Albert Vorspan, vice
were Rabbis Samuel Gol-
president of the Union of
American Hebrew Con- denson (Manhattan),
William Fineshriber and
gregations, added the Re-
Louis Wolsey (Philadel-
form synagogue organ-
ization's congratulations phia), William Rosenau
to the German leadership (Baltimore), Norman
for "exercising moral re- Gerstenfeld (Washington)
and Edward Calisch
sponsibility in the face of
(Richmond.
acute pressure to bury
In his youth, Rabbi
the past."
Lazaron
had been an ar-
A spokesman for the
American Jewish Congress dent Zionist, having
authored a book glorify-
welComed the decision of the
ing
Theodor Herzl.
West German Parliament
Most of his fellow anti-
as a "fitting recognition"
view
that no Nazi war criminal Zionists were of the
that
Zionism
was
retrogres-
may escape accountability
sive. The start of the 20th
for his actions.
Century seemed the begin-
Philip ning of a new era of Jewish
Geneva,
In
Klutznick, president of the equality the world over, and
World Jewish Congress, in a the Herzlian idea appeared
\ telegram to Dr. Richard to them to mark national
Stuecklen, president of the reghettoization.
Bundestag, welcomed the
Time changed Rabbi
decision "for its moral and Lazaron's outlook. Many at
political significance, as his funeral recalled that
recognizing the principle earlier this year, he had
that crimes of such preached from the -pulpit of
enormity can never be sub- his old congregation and
ject to statutory limitations had said that he had
and as a warning for the fu- abstained from anti-Zionist
ture."
talk from the time that the
Copies of the telegram Jewish state was pro-
were sent to the leaders of claimed.
But Rabbi Lazaron had a
the four parliamentarian
parties in the Bundestag most productive life. He had
with expressions of appre- helped to found the Na-
ciation to those of their tional Conference of Chris-

nitely known to be in West
Germany are Kurt Lishka,
who was Gestapo chief in
France (1940-43) and was
responsible for the deporta-
tion of French Jews; Her-
bert Hagen, who was a spe-
cial adviser to the SS in
France; and Ernst Hein-
richson, who was deputy
head of the Gestapo's
"Jewish section" in France.
Several hundred war
criminals are believe
be alive and to have
caped detection until
now. More than 6,000 war
criminals have already
been tried and sentenced
by West German courts.
In Paris, a neo-Nazi group
calling itself "Odessa"
claimed that it had bombed
the car of Nazi-hunter Serge
Klarsfeld and also
threatened Klarsfeld's life.
An anonymous letter re-
ceived by the_French news
agency, Agence France
Presse, warned that unless
"The Jews stop persecuting
our comrades we shall have
to envisage an extreme
solution" for Klarsfeld.
Klarsfeld and his wife,
Beate, have been active for
years in tracking down
wanted Nazi war criminals.

Death of Rabbi Lazaron
Recalls Anti-Zionist Role

,

tians and Jews, and its first
head, Dr. Everett Clinchy,
was on hand to extol the
rabbi, despite a statement
he had left with Rabbi Mur-
"ray Saltzman, asking that
his obsequies not be an oc-
casion for dolorousneil but
a celebration of God's gift of
life.

That Rabbi Lazaron
had changed his outlook
was also evidenced by
the fact that quite a
number of yarmulkes
were seen in the
sanctuary.

Rabbi Lazaron had taken
up portrait painting after
his , retirement, and in his
Manhattan and West Palm
Beach residences, many had
admired his handiwork.

Prohibited Sale

Some Jewish authorities
prohibit a Jew from selling
any land in the state of Is-
rael to a non-Jew. This pro-
hibition is mentioned as
early as the text of the
hnah (Abodah Zarah
The talmudic commentary
derives this prohibition
from a verse in the Bible
(Deuteronomy 7:2).
Nachmanides (in his
comment to the Bible,
Leviticus 25:23) explains
the logic of this prohibition
as being ordained because
land owned by a non-Jew
would not be returned to the
original owner in the
Jubilee year as the Bible
prescribes.
Other authorities claim
that selling Israel land to a
non-Jew is in violation of
the biblical command "to
inherit the land and dwell
therein" (Deuteronomy
11:31).

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