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August 15, 1980 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-08-15

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Righteous Gentiles Awards Presented

NEW YORK (JTA) —
The award of the "Right-
eous Gentile" was presented
to Jeanne Bonhomme of St.
Etienne, France and to her
late mother by Consul Gen-
eral of Israel Paul Kedar in

Italians Fear
Terror Attack
eke Antwerp

ROME (JTA) — The ter-
rorist attack on a group of
Jewish youths in Antwerp
July 27, which resulted in
the death of 15-year-old
David Kohane, and injuries
to 20 other persons, has
shocked Italian Jews. After
the Syrian-born killer, 25-
year-old Abdel Wahid, re-
vealed that he had left for
his mission from Rome and
was due to return here, con-
cern spread in the Jewish
community.
Jews want additional
safety measures to be
adopted when the large
Jewish school on the Tiber
reopens in September. For
several years, parents of the
700-800 children have or-
ganized a "father patrol" on
constant guard outside the
building.
A group of Dutch Jewish
women in Amsterdam have
formed a committee,
Mothers Help Jewish Chil-
dren, to organize a solidar-
ity campaign and raise
funds for those who were
wounded in the Antwerp at-
tack.
In Paris, Zionist militants
tried to occupy the local
Palestine Liberation
Organization office in pro-
test against what they
called the "Antwerp blood-
bath" but were prevented
from doing so by the police.

Tekoah Heads
Soviet Emigres

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Yosef
Tekoah, president of the
Ben-Gurion University of
the Negev and former Am-
bassador to the Soviet
Union and the United Na-
tions, was elected president
of the Soviet immigrants
association in Israel by
some 500 delegates attend-
ing the association's con-
vention.
He told the conclave that
he will continue the strug-
gle to ensure aliya from the
soviet Union and to help
_vercome absorption diffi-
culties encountered in Is-
ael by immigrants from the
JSSR.

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Electrical Fire
Stops El Al Jet

New York last week.
Both women went to
great lengths to hide sev-
eral members of the
Schanzer family from the
Nazis during World War II
at risk to their own lives.
On presenting the award,
Kedar compared these acts
of courage to a "small bea-
con of light in the abysmal
darkness of Europe at that
time."
He praised Mrs.
Bonhomme and her

German Exhibit
Seeks Artifacts

FRANKFURT, W. Ger-
many — A major exhibition
on Eastern European Jewry
is scheduled to tour West
Germany beginning in the
Fall of 1981.
Documents, artwork, ar-
tifacts and photographs are
being sought for display.
The exhibitors are re-
questing persons who have
material that can be loaned
to the exhibition to send a
written description (in Yid-
dish, English, Hebrew or
German) of the articles of-
fered.
Descriptions should be
sent to Deutscher Koor-
der
dinierungsrat,
fur
Gesellschaften
Christlich-Judische
Zusammenarbeit (DKR),
Sekretariat der Ausstel-
lung, "Beter and Rebellen,"
Braubachstrabe 13, d-6000,
Frankfurt/Main, W. Ger-
many.

mother for their moral
inner strength and deep
conviction of the human
spirit which rekindled
the hope of so many Jews
who were aided by such
demonstrations of dedi-
cation to humanity.
Mrs. Bonhomme, speak-
ing in French, spoke of other
members of her family who
aided her in her task and
asked that they be honored
as well. Bernard and Henry
Schanzer, twin brothers,
and their sister Anna
Steinberg, each movingly
paid tribute to the two
women who saved their
lives and described the care
and compassion they re-
ceived from them despite
the hardships involved.

Friday, August 15, 1980 7

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Orthodox Stand
on Intermarriage
Irks Schindler

GREAT BARRINGTON,
Mass. — An Orthodox
Jewish leader's call for the
elimination from leadership
roles in Jewish life of all
persons who married out of
their faith was assailed last
month by the head of
American Reform Judaism
as "an inquisition that has
no place in an open, free and
pluralistic Jewish commu-
nity."
According to Rabbi Ale-
xander M. Schindler,
president of the Union of
American Hebrew Congre-
gations (UAHC), "One can
oppose intermarriage and
seek to mitigate its spread'
without pillorying the in-
termarried. Jewish life has
no need of witch-hunts."
Rabbi Schindler made the
remark at the dedication of
the Kivie Kaplan Center,
named for the late Reform
Jewish leader who also
served as board chairman of
the National Association for
the Advancement of
Colored People. The build-
ing will serve as a confer-
ence center for the UAHC's
Eisner Camp Institute.

TEL AVIV (JTA) — An El
Al jumbo jet caught fire
July 30 at Beg-Gurion Air-
port as it was preparing to
depart on a flight to Rome
and Paris. -
All 64 passengers and Judaica Items
crew members aboard at the on Auction Block
time left the plane through
emergency exits as fire
NEW YORK — Christ-
fighters rushed to the plane ie's, the New York auction
to extinguish the fire.
house, will exhibit 200 ob-
The fire, which was jects of Judaica in early Oc-
caused by a short circuit in tober prior to an Oct. 9 auc-
the electrical system, was tion of the collection.
spotted by control tower
The collection includes
personnel as the plane was silver, books, manuscripts,
warming up.
painting and embroideries.

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