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September 25, 1981 - Image 94

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-09-25

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Friday, September 25, 1981

THE- DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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wish all their friends and relatives
a happy and healthy New Year

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By BORIS SMOLAR

Editor-in-chief emeritus, JTA)
(Copyright 1981, JTA, Inc.)

(Editor's note: This is a
segment from Boris Smo-
lar's forthcoming book,
"In The Service Of My
People.")
During the many years of
my work as an American
correspondent in various
lands, my life has often been
in danger.
Danger was my daily por-
tion when I was the only
American Jewish news-
paperman in Nazi Ger-
many. I was always having
skirmishes with the Ges-
tapo.
The special protection ac-
corded to me by the U.S.
Embassy in Berlin — under
instructions from the State
Department in Washington
— encouraged me to pursue
my active journalistic work
in the German capital
under the very eyes of the
Nazis. And even then the
U.S. Consul-General in Be-
rlin, Raymond Geist,
warned me as a personal
friend, that Gestapo hooli-
gans, especially assigned
for the task, might beat me
up brutally in the street and
leave me a cripple for life.
The Nazi authorities, of
course, would deny any
responsibility for the act
and promise the Ameri-

MR. & MRS. MIKE MUST

Wish Their Family and Friends
A Hadmi'8, Healthy

'New:Year

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SAM & FAY ROTBERG

would like to wish all our family
and friends a healthy and happy
New Year

A very Happy, Healthy
and Prosperous New Year

to all our family and dear friends

MR. & MRS. SHELDON M. ADELSON,
BRADLEY, HOWARD & TODD

can Embassy to conduct

a formal investigation of

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NEW YEAR

MRS. ZAL AARON & SON

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TO ALL OUR
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
MR. & MRS. JOSEF BERROVIC

MR. & MRS. EARL M. FRIEDMAN
HELENE & MICHAEL

Wish Their Family and Friends

BORIS SMOLAR

the attack, never to be

carried out.
In Romania, where I used
to come from time to time
following anti-Jewish pog-
roms — like the notorious
pogrom in the city of
Borsha, in 1930, or the pog-
rom in Bucharest in 1941
when Jews were dragged
from the streets by anti-
Semitic "Iron Guard"
groups and delivered in
trucks to the local
slaughterhouse to be
slaughtered there like cat-
tle with their bodies later
hung on iron hooks — I was
never sure of my security.
During one of these visits,
the American ambassador
in Bucharest ordered me
upon my arrival in the city
to take the next train back
to Paris, fearing that I was
risking my life even by stay-
ing one day in the Roma-
nian capital.

After witnessing a pog-
rom in the township of
Prztyk and being de-
tained there by local
authorities despite my
American passport,, the
Polish Foreign Ministry
in Warsaw — unhappy
over my eyewitness re-
ports of the pogrom
which were featured on
the front pages of numer-
ous American newspap-
ers —"advised" me never
to visit Poland again
since the central
authorities "could not
guarantee my safety."

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me.
In 'those riots some -150

Jews- Were massacred and
many wounded in
Jerusalem, Hebron, Safed
and other cities in Pales-
tine, which was at that time
under the British Adminis-
tration.

In Poland, where anti-
Semitism was an open pol-
icy of the government, I was
always an unwelcome vis-
itor whenever I arrived
there for a short visit to
study the situation of the
Jews there.

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AND RELATIVES A
HAPPY. HEALTHY

in Life-Time of Jethiss'h Reporting

MR. & MRS. NATHAN WOLOK & FAMILY

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WE WISH OUR FRIENDS

I also faced similar situa-
tions in other countries, in-
cluding the notorious -pog-
roms in the Ukraine which I
witnessed during the re-
gime of Ataman (comman
der in chief) Semeon Pet-
lura who was later, in 1926,
assassinated in Paris by a
Jew, Sholom Schwartzbard,
in revenge for the
thousands of Jews who were
massacred in the Ukraine
when Petlura was in power
there.
These situations, how-
ever, did not frighten me as
much as when I found my-
self surrounded by Arabs in
the all-Arab town of Ramie
during the, Arab riots in .
Palest* in 1929, without 'a '

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A Happy & Healthy
New Year

tlZrIZTI

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DR. & MRS. JOEL I.
HAMBURGER & FAMILY

would like to wish all our family
and friends a healthy and happy

New Year

LOUBA LUPILOFF

Wishes Her Family and Friends

A Happy & Healthy
New Year

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rinr5

HELEN & MORRIS MUSIC

would like to wish all our family
and friends a healthy and happy
New Year

THE STERN. FAMILY
KARL, MARGIE, MICHAEL & BRIAN

Wish Their Family and Friends

A Happy & Healthy
New Year

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NORMAN & KATHY STRICOF

would like to wish all our family
and friends a healthy and happy
New Year

A very Happy, Healthy
and ProSperous New Year

to all our family and dear friends

MR. & MRS. FRANK FRIEDMAN

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