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February 26, 1982 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-02-26

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, February 26, 1982 11

Pro-Hitler
Play in London

LONDON (JTA) — The
Jewish community is
shocked by a play, adapted
from a novel by a French
Jewish academician,
George Steiner, in which
• Hitler, not dead but now a
sprightly 91, defends the
"final solution" and points
an accusing finger at Israeli
avengers who have cap-
tured him and put him on
trial in the jungles of Brazil.
The play, which opened at
the Mermaid Theater, with
a skilled actor, Alex McCo-
/Men, portraying Hitler, con-
Mists of two parts. In the
first, Hitler's captors
catalogue the sufferings of
their loved ones.
hi the second half, Hitler
delivers • a rambling
monologue, the point of
which is that he modeled his
National Socialist doctrines
on Jewish separatism; that
the Old Testament has sub-
jected mankind to moral
blackmail; and that the 'fi-
nal solution" was indi-
spensable to.the creation of
the state of Israel because it
taught the Jew how to drive
the "lice-ridden" Palesti-
nian Arabs from his land.
In the play, Hitler has
the last word: that he, not
Theodor Herzl, is the true
founder of the Jewish
state and that the Jews
should acknowledge him
as their messiah. The
play is titled "The Por-
tage to San Cristobal of
A.H."
The author of the novel on
which it is based presently
teaches at Cambridge.

43)

Soldiers Stop
Bir Zeit. Mob

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Israeli soldiers used tear
gas Saturday to disperse
Arab demonstrators and
their Jewish supporters in
Ramallah protesting the
closure of Bir Zeit Univer-
sity by the Israeli
authorities last week.
According to local
sources, several journalists
and demonstrators were
roughed up by the troops.
Seventeen persons were de-
tained.
Five Jewish members of
the Public Committee of
Solidarity With Bir Zeit
were arrested in Jerusalem
after demonstrating outside
the home of Menahem Mil-
soil who heads the new civil
administration on the West
Bank.
They were released
after their attorney ap-
pealed to the Supreme
Court on grounds that
their detention was il-
legal.
Bir Zeit University, re-
garded as a hotbed of Pales-
inian nationalism, was
shut down last week after a
representative of the Israeli
civil administration was re-
portedly beaten up by stu-
dents on the campus.
The university had been
closed for two months late
last year because of anti-
Israel demonstrations by
the students and had been
reopened barely six weeks
when the second shut-down
was ordered.

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