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April 24, 1981 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-04-24

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

8 Friday, April 24, 1981

Holocaust Education Effort Reaches Broader Community

(Continued from Page 1) important that we re-
dinating Committee on the member history," she
said. "We need to do
Holocaust.
Responding to the strong whatever we can, as a
attendance at the sym- new generation, to pre-
posium and continuing vent another Holocaust
interest in the subject, the from happening."
So that educators are bet-
sponsors held a follow-up
gathering at Bishop Foley ter prepared to lead these
High School last December.
More than 450 students
participated in the confer-
ence which, like the first
event, featured special
At 1 p.m. May 3, Con-
films, first-hand accounts of gressman James Blanchard
the war years by Detroit- (D-Pleasant Ridge) will be
area survivors, and guest speaker at the annual
readings of poetry and prose Holocaust Memorial
by the students themselves. Academy sponsored by
Linda Skopek, who par- Shaarit Haplaytah at Cong.
ticipated as a reader, is Bnai David.
enthusiastic about the con-
The memorial academy is
tributions students can co-sponsored by the Chil-
make in developing future dren of Holocaust Survivors
Association in Michigan
symposia.
"Although my own (CHAIM), the Detroit
peers did not suffer Round Table of the National
through any of the Conference of Christians
tragedies of the and Jews, and the Jewish
Holocaust, it is vitally Community Council of Met-

seminars and with the hope
that local schools will con-
tinue to include Holocaust
curricula in their social
studies plans, the Jewish
Community Council spoil=
sored an educators confer-
ence April 7 at Mercy Col-
lege. The day-long event in-
*

troduced teachers to new
methods and subject mate-
rial to enhance their teach-
ing about the Holocaust.
The keynote speaker was
Dr. Irving Greenberg,
former director of President
Carter's Commission on the
Holocaust and currently

* *

affiliated with the National
Jewish Resource Center in
New York.
As the kind of cooperative
effort the Council
encourages, these symposia
go a long way toward foster-
ing better. understanding
between various. groups in

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promoting Christian
attendance at the memo-
rial academy, and is ask-
ing Christians to wear a
yellow Star of David as a
reminder of the yellow
star that Jews were
forced to wear by the
Nazis during World War
II.
The sponsors of the
memorial academy are ask-
ing the Jewish community
to observe Yom Hashoa by
lighting a yahrzeit memo-
rial candle at sundown
Thursday and saying
Kadish in the synagogues
for the victims of the Nazis. .
The state of Michigan and
the cities of Detroit and
Southfield have issued
separate proclamations de-
signating the week of April
27-May 3 as Days of Re-
membrance for Victims of
the Holocaust.
The proclamations were
issued upon the request of
the Jewish Community
Council and the Shaarit
Haplaytah (Survivors of the
Holocaust), in conjunction
with the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Council, which
was established by
President Carter's Commis-
sion on the Holocaust.
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(Continued from Page 1)
percent of Protestants.
Asked if they thought Jews
were trying to get too much
power in the U.S., 12 per-
cent of Protestants and 13
percent of Catholics replied
in -the affirmative, corn-
pared to 35 percent of Pro-
testants and 33 percent of
Catholics asked the same
question in 1952.
According to the Gallup
organization, the growth of
religious tolerance in the
U.S. parallels the increase
in the number of college-
educated persons. Each
survey found the college-
ethfcated more tolerant
than those with less formal
education.

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current chairman, Leon
Dulzin, announced.
The institute, on 10 acres
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membrance of the Vic-
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Holocaust, known as
Yom Hashoa. It is appro-
priate for the people of
the state of Michigan to
join in this international
commemoration."
The proclamations can be
viewed in the lobby of the
Jewish Community Center
through May 3 and were is-
sued in conjunction wtih a
number of events planned to
commemorate Yom
Hashoa.

ropolitan Detroit.
Rep. Blanchard is one of
five members of the U.S.
House of Representatives
who was selected to serve on
the President's Commission
on the Holocaust and the
subsequent U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Council. He was
one of a group of Con-
gressmen who visited
Europe and Israel last year
on a fact-finding mission on
the Holocaust.

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"No outreach effort is
more important," said
Holocaust Subcommittee
member Dr. Irving Panush,
"than to infOrm our young
people. They are our hope
for the future."

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