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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-09-16

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6 Friday, September 16, 1983

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Sister Carol to Speak at Benefit for HMC

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Sister Carol Rittner, spe-
cial assistant to the U.S.
Holocaust Commission, will
be the guest speaker at a
city-wide benefit dinner on
behalf of the Holocaust
Memorial Center sponsored
by the Albert Einstein
Lodge of Bnai Brith. The
dinner will be held 6 p.m.
Oct. 2 at Cong. Beth
Shalom.

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communities.
The first of these exhibits
entitled, "Jews In Prussia"
will have its U.S. opening in
Detroit next March.
Sister Carol, an assistant
professor at Mercy College
in Detroit, is known for her
work in Holocaust studies
and programming, In 1981,
she organized a lecture and
study program entitled "Af-
ter Auschwitz: Vision or
Void?" which received na-
tional attention. She has
also received a planning
grant for an international

The Second Exodus' from Egypt

By LEILA GOLDMAN
leave and return, if they so
Though the focus of the
work is on the trauma and
Ada Aharoni, a gifted Is- desired.
raeli poet, has presented in
Aharoni poignantly and tragedy of the exodus, it is
her historical — somewhat perceptively links the dis- also a story of Jewish iden-
autobiographical — novel, solution of the Egyptian tity. Inbar, born in Egypt,
"The Second Exodus," Jewish- community with has no nationality and is
(Dorrance and Co.) a work of that of the European Jewish plagued by the question,
extreme importance that is community in a tale of love "What am I?" Considered a
both sensitive and sensible: of two survivors, Raoul foreigner, she develops cul-
It depicts a phase of history Lipsky, who has survived tural ties with the West and
largely ignored by writers, the Holocaust and has come a social life with other Jews.
historians, and politicians: to stay with his aunt
Her identity as a Jewess
the expulsion of the Jews Stephanie in Cairo, and is complete when she is re-
from Egypt in 1948 and the Inbar, whom he meets at the united with Raoul — who
concomitant disintegration Maccabee, a ZiOnist youth was expelled before she was
of the 2,500-year-old Egyp- organization.
and whom she could not lo-
tian Jewish community.
Raoill, the reticent, mis- cate for five years — in
It is the story of another anthropic, knowledgeable Jerusalem.
phase of the harsh reality of concentration camp sur-
The symbolic value of this
vivor, is drawn to the naiv-
Jewish experience.
union
is clear. For Aharoni,
Through the eyes of Inbar ete, sensitivity, and, of it is the fusion of Eastern
course,
beauty
of
this
Egyp-
Mosseri, the lovely, shel-
and Western culture that
tered, yet independent tian "princess." To her, he is identifies the Jew. Inbar be-
able
to
reveal
the
horrors
of
daughter of the affluent
comes not only identified
Judge Abraham Mosseri, his experiences, the mag- with the Jewish people but
we get a view of the life of nitude and severity of his symbolic of the Jewish
Egyptian Jewry prior to the loss — 73 members of the people.
expulsion in all its serenity Lipsky family — and the
"The Second Exodus" is a
and culture as well as the promise he made to his
major contribution to the
undercurrent of hostility father to live.
He has seen much; he genre of the historical
which finally explodes into
trusts
little, and the erup- novel. Aharoni's work is
the seething rage of the
populace ready to kill the tion of the pogrom of 1948 well-written; the short
in Egypt upon the crea- spans of pedagogy do not ob-
"foreigner."
One is distressed to tion of the state of Israel trude upon the easy flow of
note that after being in a was to him inevitable and her style. This work should
country for 25 centuries, simply an aspect of the open up the much-concealed
the Jews, as late as 1948, continuing saga of the and neglected subject of the
Jews from Arab lands.
were still not allowed to Jewish people.
* * *
become citizens of their
native land, the land into
which their families had
firmly established roots.
They were considered
"welcomed guests," in
"Jewish Refugees From Technion and at the Uni-
the country by the good
graces of the king. And, Arab Lands: The Second versity of Pennsylvania and
of course, as soon as the Exodus" will be the topic of Gratz College.
The public is invited free
Jewish 'community fell Ada Aharoni at 8 p.m. Sun-
out of grace, so did their day at the main United He- of charge.
brew Schools building.
She will address the Bnai
welcome.
Ms. Aharoni was born in Brith Hillel Foundation at
Their formal status was
that of Ahl El Dhimma — Cairo, Egypt, and emi- Wayne State University at
The Protected. They had no grated to Israel in 1949. She noon Monday in the Hillel
Lounge, 667 Student Center
passports with which to is the co-editor of "Voices,"
travel. Instead they were an English-language poetry Building, on campus.
granted a laissez-passer magazine published in Is-
sheet allowing them to rael, has taught at the
Hope is a good breakfast.

Jews from Arab Lands Topic
of UHS, WSU Hillel Talks

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conference on the Righteous
Gentiles.
Her writings and papers
have
included
pre-
sentations
on
"The
Holocaust as a Paradigm of
Evil," "Conspiracy of Si-
lence: Judaism in a Chris-
tian World" and "The
Holocaust and the Chris-
tian Conscience."
Included in her organ-
izational and profes-
sional affiliations are
memberships on the De-
troit Interfaith Commit-
tee on Teaching about the
Holocaust, the Detroit
Round Table of the Na-
tional Conference of
Christians and Jews and
the National Institute on
the Holocaust. Sister
Carol is an active
member of the Academic
Committee of the
Holocaust Memorial
Center.
The Albert Einstein
Lodge was founded shortly
after World War II and is
composed entirely of
Holocaust survivors.
For ticket information,
call Pines, 358-0715; Rubin,
557-0281; or Seiderman,
548-7252.

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Plans for the affair were
announced by Einstein
Lodge president Jack
Seiderman and Henry
Dorfman, chairman of the
lodge's fund-raising and
Memorial Center commit-
tee. Sigmunt Rubin is serv-
ing as dinner committee
chairman and ticket chair-
man for the benefit is Max
Pines.
The Holocaust Memorial
Center, currently under
construction. in West
Bloomfield, will serve as a
memorial to the martyrs of
the Holocaust, as a museum
and education institution
depicting European Jewish
life prior to and during
World War II, and as a re-
search and study center.
The HMC will include a
memorial flame, a hall of
Jewish culture, a hall of
testimony, a special War-
saw Ghetto exhibit, gar-
den of the Righteous
Gentiles, library and
study area. The Memorial
Center will also host a
regular series of special
exhibits and programs
dealing with cultural,
religious and social de-
velopments among var-

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