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April 25, 1980 - Image 21

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-04-25

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THE DETROIT 1EWISH NEWS

Friday, April Z5 19811 21

Jewish 'Who's Who' Fulfills Need for Jewish Community

By I. J. CARMIN
KARPMAN

(Editor's Note: I.J.
Carmin Karpman, foun-
der and chief editor of
"Who's Who in World
Jewry" is a lexicog-
rapher and encyclopedia
editor. Among his ac-
complishments are the
"Encyclopedia Judaica,"
of which he was co-
founder and director,
"World History of the
Jewish People" and "The
Standard Jewish
Standard

For many years Jewish
leaders, editors and resear-
chers felt the need to create
an authoritative Jewish
"Who's Who." Interest in
the achievements of out-
standing Jews has been
heightened after the
Holocaust, which destroyed
countless talents in the
great European centers of
creative Jewish life, and the
exhilirating impact of the
rebirth-of the state of Israel,
which became a dominant
force in endemic Jewish
survival.
The "Who's Who in World
Jewry" project was first
conceived in 1952 in
Jerusalem at a conference of
world Jewish leaders. After
three years of painstaking
compilation of biographies,
research and editing, the
first edition appeared in
1955.
The enduring worth of the
first edition was evidenced
by the distribution of more
than 10,000 copies to public,
university, institutional
and private libraries and it
encouraged the editors and
sponsors to continue this
endeavor. Thus "Who's Who
in World Jewry" became an
established Jewish biog-
raphical publishing under-
taking with headquarters
in New York and branches
in Jerusalem, London and
Buenos Aires.
The cooperation of all
Jewish communities in
supplying information
made it possible to pub-
lish five successful edi-
tions, and to crown this
effort with the prepara-
tion of a new, expanded
25th anniversary edition,
now in process of compi-
lation.
The general principle of
self identification as a Jew
was adopted as the basic re-
quirement for inclusion of

biographies in the book. The
growing sense of Jewish
identity has reflected itself
in the quest for knowledge
and information about
noteworthy Jewish men and
women. The common bonds
between Jewish com-
munities in different parts
of the world have grown in
scope and depth and Jews
have developed a serious
interest in knowing and car-
ing more and more about
one another, across the geo-
graphical boundaries which
divide them.
"Who's Who iri= World
Jewry" presents the creativ-
ity, productiveness and con-
tributions of Jews in all
fields of human activity —
in public affairs, sciences,
the arts, professions, the
business community, cul-
ture, education, communi-
cations, and in all other
walks of life.
In the true sense of
Jewish tradition, the
editors are aware of the his-
torical fact that prominence
is relative, and that the in-
clusion of _biographies is a
matter of recognizing not
only popularity, but primar-
ily, each individual's ac-
complishments. Because
this is the only standard
world Jewish "Who's Who,"
the editors feel the respon-
sibility to apply their ex-
perience, competence and
objectivity with the aim to
provide appropriate repre-
sentation to all sectors and

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they will contribute to the
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centers of Jewish life, in- 'of recognition.
The new edition is the common bonds of Jewish
cluding the small and re-
mote Jewish communities, largest ever published, and cohesion and continuity.
All information should be
such as India, Japan, Hong all community minded
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East European countries.
Nominations of candi-
dates are submitted by all
Jewish federations,
organizations, rabbis
and communal leaders,
as well as by universities,
institutions, professional
LAWRENCE M. ALLAN
President
and fraternal associa-
tions.
Each candidate receives a
biographical questionnaire
with the request to provide
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personal and family data,
including all activities, con-
tributions, career and af-
filiations. With the con-
currence of the distin-
Since 1919
guished members of the
advisory board and editorial
committee, the chief editor
is guided by the determin-
ing criterion of reference
value and individual merit
of recognition of each indi-
vidual.

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Vandals Protest

AMSTERDAM (JTA) —
Swastikas and slogans at-
tacking the Dutch monar-
chy were found daubed on
buildings in Leeuwarden,
the capital of the Dutch
province of Friesland early
April 12 where later that
morning Crown Princess
Beatrix opened an exhibi-
tion on "The Province of
Friesland During the Ger-
man Occupation."
The residents of Fries-
land were in the forefront of
the Dutch wartime resis-
tance against the Nazi oc-
cupation and more Jews
were hidden there from the
Nazis than in any other
Dutch province.

RICHARD H LOVE C L U
BRANCH MANAGER

Dominion Life

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