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November 06, 1981 - Image 52

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-11-06

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52 Friday, November 6, 1981

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Jewish War Veterans Seek $50,000 for Mortgage Coming Due

its $100,000
With
mortgage coming due soon,
the Jewish War Veterans'
10 Detroit posts have
launched a campaign to
raise $50,000 to fulfill that
need.
Samuel J. Rhodes.

president emeritus of the
JWV movement here who
has been named to head the
campaign committee,
stated.that $50,000 will be
procurable from available
sources and that the addi-
tional $50,000 is an urgency

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requiring the current solici-
tations.
The' JWV Memorial
Home is located at 16990 W.
12 Mile Rd., serving as
headquarters for the local
movement.
Accepting the chairman-
ship of the fundraising
drive, Rhodes stated:
"While the home is used
also as headquarters for
JWV and as a meeting
place for its posts and
ladies auxiliaries, its
heart and soul is our
Memorial Room; to keep
the memories of our fal-
len heroes and the mean-
ing of our sacrifices
forever fresh in the minds
of everyone, whether
Jewish or not, is the sac-
red duty and obligation
of the JWV. It will be car-
ried out as long as that
organization shall exist."
Rhodes emphasized that
the JWV Memorial Home
serves as a tribute to the 300
- Michigan Jews who were

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tation and barrenness al-
ways left in the wake of war
— a barrenness of the spirit,
too, is meant to be felt in
this grouping.

Featured in the building
is the mural painted in 1951
by the_late Marvin Beer-
bohm. In the mural, the two
central and dominant fig-
ures symbolize the modern
Jew in today's world, per-
sonified by the young vete-
ran's figure.

Below this, at the lower
left and leading to the
central foreground, is
what could be called "the
Pattern of War," consist-
ing of design elements
created from a machine
gun, shell casings, a mar-
tial drum and other de-
vices of war. The rejec-
tion of the pattern of war
is dramatized by the cen-
tral figure shown in the
act of discarding his gun,
and the evident gesture
of turning away from
these symbols of war.
This is further highligh-
ted by the yad, or Torah
pointer, held in the vete-
ran's lifted hand.

At the left is a group of
timeless, nameless, people,
shown in attitudes of de-
spair and degradation as
the result of war and op-
pression, in a landscape
meant to suggest. the devas-

These design elements at
the cdntral foreground lead
into an obvious contrast at
the right — the Pattern of
Peace. Symbols are shown
representing science,
technology and culture,

SAMUEL J. RHODES
casualties of World War II
and in the Korean conflict.

suggesting man's- creative
energies channelled toward
the instrumentation of
peace.
Above this right fore-
ground section are various
figure groups, denoting all
men and all nations, sig-
nifying the gradual fulfill-
ment of the spirit of the
prophecy ofIsaiah. They are
moving through the facade
of a multi-arched structure
symbolizing the halls of cul-
ture, of learning, of religion
and of democratic political
ideals. This architectural
design fragment vignettes
or "dissolves" into a radiant
atmosphere emanating
from a verdant mountain-
like form, symbolic of "the
mountain of the Lord's
House."
Commanders of local
JWV posts and their ladies'
auxiliaries form the cam-
paign committee.
Contributions towards
the $50,000 fund should be
sent to JWV, 16990 W. 12
Mile Rd., Southfield 48076,
or can be pledged by tele-
phoning JWV, 559-5680.

Sweden Urged to Link Soviet
Sub to Wallenberg Freedom

Lantos, who is author of
WASHINGTON (JTA) —
The Swedish government is the law signed by President
being urged not to release a Reagan Oct. 5 making Wal-
Soviet submarine which lenberg an honorary U.S.
was stranded off the citizen, made his repre-
Swedish coast last week sentations in a telegram to
until the Soviet government the Swedish Foreign Minis-
releases Raoul Wallenberg. ter Ola Ullstein.
According to Rep. Tom
He observed that Sweden
Lantos (D-Calif.), "The gov-
had every right to hold the
ernment and people of Swe-
submarine and its crew be-
den now have a golden
cause the fact that the
opportunity to right the
undersea craft stranded in
horrible wrong done to
Swedish territorial waters
Raoul Wallenberg over the
only 12 miles from a naval
decades."
base indicated it was on a
Wallenberg, a Swedish
spy mission.
diplomat credited with sav-
At the same time, the
ing the lives of 100,000
Simon Wiesenthal Center
Hungarian Jews who faced
in
Los Angeles called on the
deportation by the Nazis
Swedish government to in-
during World War II, was
corporate
the question of
arrested by Soviet
Wallenberg's fate into any
authorities when the Red
current
or
future negotia-
Army entered Budapest in
tions with the Russians over
January 1945 and has not
the submarine.
been heard from since.
(In Jerusalem, the Israel
Moscow claims he died
Committee for Raoul Wal-
in prison in 1947. But
lenberg cabled the Swedish
eye-witnesses and other
government last Friday to
sources have provided
refuse to release the sub-
strong evidence over the
marine unless and until
years that he may still be
Wallenberg is released.)
alive.

Court Rejects Trifa Appeal

CINCINNATI — The
Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals on Tuesday re-
jected arguments by Roma-
nian Archbishop Valerian
Trifa of Grass Lake, Mich.,
and unanimously upheld
Federal District Court pro-
ceedings in Detroit where
Trifa voluntarily gave up
his citizenship.
The appeals court judges
were openly skeptical of the
contention by Trifa's attor-
ney that Trifa was not
aware of what he was sign-
ing.
Trifa gave up his citizen-
ship after a district court
judge had overruled his con-
tention that the case
against him should be dis-
missed because the gov-
ernment waited 18 years

after his naturalization to
bring charges against him.
He is accused of hiding
his ties to the fascist
Romanian Iron Guard
when he entered the U.S.
and when he applied for
citizenship. 'leis also ac-
cused of leading a pog-
rom in BUcharest in 1941
that led to the deaths of
hundreds of Jews.
The government filed its
case against Trifa in 1975
and, barring further appe-
als, will now 'start deporta-
tion proceedings against
him.

When I was younger, I
could remember anything,
whether it had happened or
not. -
-Mark Twain.

DEPARTMENT
OF
MICHIGAN AND THE
LADIES AUXILIARY
will join the Balfour Branch
of the Royal Canadian
Legion in the annual re-
membrance day service
10:30 a.m. Sunday at Shaar
Hashomayim Synagogue,
Department
Windsor.
William
Commander
Greenberg will bring greet-
ings.
Greenberg, who was a
delegate to the Interna-
tional Conference of
Liberators in Washington,
has made a tape of the pro-
ceedings. Organizations
who wish to copy the tape
should call the Jewish War
Veterans office, 559-5680.

•• •

DEPARTMENT OF
MICHIGAN LADIES
AUXILIARY will have a
department meeting 8 p.m.
Thursday in the Jewish
War Veterans Memorial
Home, announces Lina R.
Burnstein, department
president.

Activities
in Society

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
(Shirley) Fishman, former
Detroiters of Plantation,
Fla., celebrated their 55th
anniversary recently. On
the occasion of the anniver-
sary, the couple established
the Fishman Trust Fund of
the Plantation Women's
Club. The couple have al-
ready established the
Fishman Scholarship Fund
for Technion.
-
• • •
Joseph Shapiro, a resi-
dent of Borman Hall, was
honored last week on the oc-
casion of his 91st birthday
by the senior citizens resi-
dence. Mr. Shapiro's son,
Abraham, was among the
guests at the celebration.

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