THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Wallenberg Days at U-M
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Raoul was close to one girl,
whose name escapes me.
" Now that he was leav-
ing he was saddened, not
only because he would
miss his friend, but even
more that his friend
would be emotionally
There is an historic note
Anrelation to the Vatican
We in the rescue efforts
administered by Wallen-
berg in Budapest. It was at
the time when Miklos
Horthy was about to be
ousted from power in Hun-
gary, with the vile anti-
Semitic Arrow Cross as-
Friday, July 30, 1982 5
Committee That Invaded Levin
Office Branded 'Unrepresentative'
in Nazi fash- puty prime minister:
ion and in collaboration
" 'It is the human duty of
with the Nazis. Pope Pius the representatives of the
A so-called "Committee to
Senator Levin gave the Saleh, these names were
X11 is credited with efforts neutral countries to protest Support the Lebanese and committee a brief statement appended to the protesting
to assist in rescuing Jews. against these actions, which Palestinian People," which in reply totheir protest. It letter: Anan Ameria Jabara
Rosenfeld gives this account are opposed to all Christian sent a delegation of three to declared:
of the Palestinian Aid
of the Vatican's role:
"The protesters are wel- Society, Rev. Joseph Tobin
and humane feelings. The protest Senator Carl Levin's
"It would be simplistic to representatives of the neut- report on findings in Leba- come to their point of view. of the Holy Redeemer
say that the efforts of the ral powers herewith request non, was branded "unrepre- But I stand by the state- Church, Stella Reinstein of
Pope and the nuncio were the Hungarian government sentative" and "irresponsi- ment issued by Senator the U.S. Peace Council;
responsible for the halt of to forbid these cruelties, ble" by local Lebanese Dodd and myself following Peter Kelly, UAW; Nelly
the deportations. (For which ought never to have American leaders.
our recent visit to Lebanon. Cuellar, National Caucus
example, at a 1974 confer- started.'
Three men invaded Sena- It was the PLO's forceful oc- and Council on Black Aged;
ence in Israel, Holocaust
cupation of southern Leba: Reginald, McGhee, of
- "On Aug. 22, Horthy tor Levin's Detroit office non and the use of that land AFSCME.
scholar Dr. Yehuda Bauer
said that Horthy had been told Remenyi-Schneller him a point-by-point con- for seven years to terrorize
The claim of this group is
influenced by an American of his decision: tell demnation of his and Sena- Lebanon and its neighbors that it has as associates
air'attack on Budapest July
tor Dodd's evaluations of which prompted Israel's Jews and blacks.
2 and by information that be no more deportations; the situation on their visit move into Lebanon.
fell into the hands of the if the decision is opposed, in Israel and Lebanon.
"The Lebanese want the
Hungarian secret service the Hungarian govern-
PLO out, the Syrians out
One of the three protes- and the Israelis out. The
that proposed the bombing ment would offer armed
tors-described himself as "a Lebanese are entitled to no
of railway lines from Hun- -resistance.
• "Within a week after the Socialist," David Finkel, less."
gary through Slovakia.)
"However, the Pope's at- Arrow Cross came to power, who described himself as a
The so-called "Committee
titude was an important Rotta met separately with "Jewish American," and to Support the Lebanese
factor. In fact, in a July 13 Kemeny and Szalasi. On Noel J. Saleh said he repre- and Palestinian People"
telegram to the Foreign Oct. 21, the nuncio met with sented the American Arab gave its address as 1051
Office, Veesenmayer said Szalasi for more than two Anti-Discrimination Com- City National Building.
• jEl b..
that Horthy's attitude had hours, with most of the mittee.
In addition to Finkel and
`changed' because of the agenda dealing with the
protests of such leaders as rights of Jews. Rotta ex- Steve Lawrence
the Pope and the king of
Szalasi that the Jews would Is HU Fellow
"On July 13, reacting to neither be deported nor ex-
Entertainer Steve Lawr
Allied urgings, the nun- terminated.
"He also demanded that ence was made an honorary
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"On July 28, the nuncio
wrote, a sharp letter to
Prime Minister Dome went far beyond meetings
Sztojay in which he ques- with the Hungarian goy:
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government for allowing berg's arrival, the church
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nuncio formulated and pre- maintained extensive
sented a note to Lajos contacts with the under-
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movement to secure the re- CC '
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