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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

70 Friday, April 30; 1982

Readers Forum

Theater Organizer Here,
1 Yiddish
Radio Host Harry Weinberg Dies

Materials submitted to the Readers Forum must be brief. The writer's name will be
withheld from publication upon request. No unsigned letters will be published. Materials
will not be returned unless a stamped, self-addressed envelope is enclosed.

learn about the widely-
divergent needs and views
of Americans.

Council Scoffs
at Squadron

Editor, The Jewish News:
We see nothing "deeply
disturbing" in President
Reagan's recent meeting
with six Jewish men of
prominence, despite the re-
cent claim by Conference of
Presidents' Howard Squad-
ron that that is how the
"American Jewish commu-
nity" sees the meeting
("Howard Squadron Blasts
.," April 16).
Of course, Mr. Squadron
is unhappy about not being
invited to the meeting. But
surely he is "reaching"
when he calls the gathering
an attempt by Mr. Reagan
to "select the Jews who re-
present the Jewish commu-
nity."
Could it not be that
President Reagan has
been made aware of .the
fact that, despite Mr.
Squadron's constant it-
erations that his group
"speaks for the Jewish
community," American
Jews have indicated that
in fact it does not; that
they have given no man-
date or proly away to
him or indeed to any one
person or group; that
they wish to vote and
speak as individual citi-
zens:
Let us hope that
President Reagan continues
to meet at his discretion
with any person or group
from whom he believes he
can learn what he has to

r

Marcia Friedman
Director, American
_ Council for Judaism

(Editor's note: See
Commentary, Page 2, de-
fining such a claim and
the role of groups acting
separately from the Con-
ference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish
Organizations as misrep-
resentation.)

* * *

Author Defends
Wallenberg Book

from these tapes is quoted
verbatim in the text of "Lost
Hero"; in other cases it is
summarized.
It was Dr. Nanna
Svartz, herself the prin-
cipal witness that Wal-
lenberg was alive in the
Soviet Union as late as
1961, who, by the force of
her arguments, con-
vinced me Wallenberg
had tragically died by
1965. This was confirmed
for me by former Prime
Minister Tage Erlander
and his wife, Aina. (All
these interviews were
tape recorded with their
explicit permission.)
For someone like myself
who has been involved with
the fate of Raoul Wallen-
berg since my childhood in
Stockholm, this was a most
traumatic and painful
realization indeed.

Harry Weinberg was a
Aritable one-man Detroit
Jewish institution.
He was the very per-
sonification of the Yiddish
theater as well as a pioneer
in Yiddish radio broadcast-

ing.
He also had a national
role. He played in Yiddish
theater and was so close a
friend of Menashe Skulnik,
able to imitate and cooper-
ate with him as friend and
lover of Yiddish and the
theater, that he became an
authority on many of the ob-
jectives of the Yiddish thea-
ter.
In this community he
rose to leadership, and at
the Jimmy Prentis Mor-
ris Branch of the Jewish
Community Center he
was looked to as adviser,
friend, entertainer, or-
ganizer of many pro-
grams.
At their 60th wedding
anniversary celebration
three years ago, Mr. and
Mrs. Weinberg were espe-
cially commended for their
mutual interest and par-
ticipation in Yiddish theat-
rical functions.
Mr. Weinberg, director of
Weinberg's Jewish Hour on
WJBK and WJLB, died
April 22 at age 92.
Born in Poland-, Mr.
Weinberg lived in Detroit
since 1914. In Europe,

Editor, The Jewish News:
In reference to Lena
Biorck Kaplan's criticism of
our book "Lost Hero: The
Mystery of Raoul Wallen-
berg" by Frederick E. Wer-
bell and Thurston Clarke,
permit me to make the fol-
Frederick E. Werbell
-
lowing reply to her un-.
New York
founded allegations about
"serious mistatements of
fact" and the "erroneous Barnard Lashes
conclusion that Raoul Wal- World Medicine
lenberg died in 1965."
HAIFA (JNI) — Prof.
The material in our book
"Lost Hero" pertaining to Christian Barnard, the
Raoul Wallenberg's death is internationally-renowned
based on tape recorded in- South African heart. sur-
terviews with the former geon, delivered a controver-
Premier Tage Erlander and sial paper last week in
his wife, Aina, on Jan. 24, Haifa attacking over-
1981; also with the promi- sophisticated medicine
nent Professor of Medicine, Which has failed to meet the Alec Walters
Dr. Nanna Svartz, Jan. real and basic needs of
Alec S. Walters, a dental
19-26, 1981, ancLMarch mankind. Barnard also technician, affiliated with
26-27, 1981 — all of these condemned the failure of Walters- Artisan, Inc., den-
interviews are also tape re- the world economy to deal tal lab, died April 24 at age
with poverty.
corded.
79.
"The aim of medicine is
In some cases material
Born in Russia, Mr. Wal-
to make, life better, not
1 , lengthier," he said. Barnard ters lived 43 years in De-
troit. He was a member of
`is considering taking up Adat Shalom Synagogue
some other branch of and its men's club and a past
medicine now that heart president of the Michigan
17515 W. 9 Mile Rd.
transplants are common State Dental Laboratory
practice. Dr. Barnard spoke Association.
Suite 865
at "Mankind 2000," an in-
He was a past commis-
Southfield, Mich. 48075
ternational conference or- sioner of the Boy Scouts bf
ganized by the University of America-Oakland County.
Haifa.
He was awarded an hon-
DDS degree. Mr. Wal-
Oxford-TAU Pact orary
ters also held membership
TEL AVIV — A new in Pisgah Lodge of Bnai
cooperation program has Brith.
been_instituted between Tel
He leaves his wife, Ber-
Aviv University and the nice; a son, Beryle; a sister,
Oxford Center for Post Mrs. Claire Arnaud of iros
Graduate Hebrew Studies Angeles, Calif.; and four
of Oxford University. The grandchildren.
cooperation focuses on the
field of modern Jewish Max Kolovsky
studies and includes ex-
Max J. Kolovsky, owner
change of scholars, joint and founder of Lakeside
teaching, research, col- Fisheries in the Eastern
' loquia and publications.
Market; died April 26 at age
74.
Peter Rubin
Born in Chicago, Ill., Mr.
Peter Rubin, co-founder Kolovsky lived 50 years in
and_partner in the Bonded Detroit. He owned his busi-
Paste in old label
Collection Corp. in South- ness for 40 years.
He was a member of
field, died April 28 at age
Cong. Shaarey Zedek,
69.
Born in Detroit, Mr. Downtown Synagogue, Per-
Rubin was a member of fection Lodge of the Masons,
Adat Shalom Synagogue, Crescent Shrine Club and
Bnai Brith, Perfection Moslem Temple.
He leaves his wife,
Lodge of the -Masons and
Esther; a son, Jeffrey of
Crescent Shrine Club.
He leaves his wife, Ann; a Chicago; a daughter, Mrs.
son, Remey of Chicago, Ill.; Howard (Ilene) Emmer; two
a daughty. , Mrs. Jeffrey sisters, Mrs. Bess Scalin of
NAME
(Pamela) ■ Sofferin; a Chicago and Mrs. Manny
brother,
Joseph of Arizona; (Bertha) Rice of Orange
Effective Date
and three grandchildren.
County, Calif.

.

To: The Jewish News

ViElf JUST

From

Cleveland and Detroit he
was active in JewiSh thea-
ter. He was a member of the
Hebrew Acting Union.
He was in the shoe
business until 1933. In
1932, he began Wein-
berg's Jewish Hour, a,
program which ran until
1954. He also was in the
retail poultry business at
the former Warren-
Livernois Market.
Mr. Weinberg was the
owner of the Park Hotel in
Flint from 1955 to 1965. He
was a founder of the Sholem
Aleichem Institute,
president of the Federation
of Polish Jews, a member of
the Retired Businessmen's
Club and organizer of the
Yiddish Committee at. the
Jewish Community Center.
He was in charge of the
Yiddish performance at the
Book Fair at the Jewish
Center for the past 30 years.

HARRY WEINBERG

He also was a member of
the Hebrew Benevolent
Society.
Mr. Weinberg is survived
by his wife, Jennie; two
sons, Robert and Herbert of
Ohio; two daughters, Mrs.
Vera Turner and Mrs. Her-
bert (Bette) Schein; eight
grandchildren and one
great-grandchild.

Local Oil Company Head
Edward Fleischman Dies

Edward I. Fleischman, an
oil company executive who
was chairman of the board
of Peerless Distributing Co.,
in Southfield, died April 27
at age 84.
Born in Russia, Mr. Fleis-
chman lived 67 years in De-
troit. He also was chairman
of the board of Lakeside Re-
fining Co. in Kalamazoo,
Crystal Refining Co. in Car-
son City, Mich., and Petro-
leum Specialties in Flat
Rock.
He was a member of
Cong. Shaarey Zedek and
a former member of its
board of directors. He
was a past president of
the Jewish Home for

Scott Raderman

Scott Raderman, the
owner of the Landscape Ar-
chitectural Development
Co., died April 26 at age 27.
A native Detroiter, Mr.
Raderman was a graduate
landscape architect. He was
a member of the Junior Di-
vision of the Jewish Welfare
Federation, Michigan State
University Alumni Club
and Michigan Association
of Nurserymen.
He leaves his wife, De-
borah Raderman Tyner; his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stan-
ley (Rhoda) Raderman; a
sister, Mrs. Bruce (Beth)
Gursky; and grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Philip (Ann)
Rossen and Mrs. Marjorie
Pandolfina of Florida.

Jerry Avison

Jerry J. Avison, a retired
land developer and builder,
died April 24 at age 70.
A native Detroiter, Mr.
Avison was a member of the
Michigan Builders Associa-
tion and Tam-O-Shanter
Country Club.
He leaves his wife, Sybil;
a son, Martin Alvin; a
daughter, Mrs. Neal '(Ka-
ren) Pleasant; three sisters,
Bess Altman, Lillian
Goodman and Miriam of
North Hollywood, Calif.;
and two grandchildren.


EDWARD FLEISCHMAN

Aged, former board
member of Jewish Fed-
eration Apts., the Jewish
Community Center and
the Jewish Welfare Fed-
eration.
He formerly was a board
member and officer of the
Checker Cab Co.
He leaves, his wife, Freda;
a son, Marvin; two daugh-
ters, Mrs. Fannie Robinson
and Mrs. Rose Liebergott; a
brother, Arthur; three sis-
ters in Israel; nine
grandchildren and one
great-granddaughter.

S. Pernikoff

Samuel Pernikoff, co-
owner of the Reliable Furni-
ture Co. in Detroit, died
April 28 at age 77.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr. Pernikoff was _
member of Adat
Synagogue, Knights of
Pythias; Furniture Club of
Detroit, and past president
of the Michigan
Businessmen's Club and a
past president of the Judea
Social Club: -
He leaves his wire', Yetta;
two sons, Marvin and Ber-
tram of Florida; a daughter,
Mrs. Morton (Eleanor)
Davidson; a sister, Mrs.
Julius (Gilda) Caden; and
five granddaughters.

Contentment gives a
crown, where fortune hath
denied it.

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