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September 16, 1983 - Image 70

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-09-16

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10 Friday, September 16, 1983


Ex-Refusnik Tanya Levich
Dies in Switzerland at 66

• of NEWBYORK. (JTA) c—
Tanya Levich, 66, the wife

world renowned physical
chemist and the most prom-
inent Jewish scientist ever
to emigrate from the Soviet
Union, died Aug. 28.
Mrs. Levich (Tatiana Sol-
omonovna Rubinstein) died
in Locarno, Switzerland.
The leviches had been in
Europe on vacation before
Dr. Levich was to resume
his dual teaching respon-
sibilities as Albert Einstein
Professor of Science at the
City College of the City
•University of New York and
as a faculty member of Tel
Aviv University.
Mrs. Levich, a gifted
writer and translator with
an excellent command of

James Wechsler


NEW YORK — James A.
Wechsler, a columnist and
former editor of The New
York Post, died Sept. 11. at
age 67.
He joined the staff of the
Post in 1947 and was in
charge of its editorial page
until 1980. His last columns
with the paper appeared
this spring.
A graduate of Columbia
University, Mr. Wechsler
was the author of several

The Family
of the Late


(of blessed memory)
Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in her memory 11 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18, at
Adat Shalom Memorial
Park. Rabbi Spectre
and Cantor Vieder will
officiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to

The Family
of the Late


Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in his memory 12:45 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18, at
Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Rabbi Syme
will officiate. Relatives
and friends are asked to

The Family
of the Late


Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in his memory 11 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18, at He-
brew Memorial Park.
Rev. Roth will officiate.
Relatives and friends
are asked to attend.

English, was born in Mos-
cow and lived there until
1978. For almost seven
years she and her husband
endured the frustrations of
life as refusniks, having
been denied permission to
emigrate to Israel when
they applied in 1972.

Dr. Levich, a corre-
sponding member of the
prestigious Soviet
Academy of Sciences,
head of a department in
the academy's Institute
for Electrochemistry,
and a professor at Mos-
cow University, was dis-
missed from his teaching

Although their two sons,
Alexander and Evgeni,
were allowed to leave in
1975, the Leviches had to
wait three more years be-
fore they were given exit
visas thanks to the contin-
ued efforts of Western scien-
tists, political leaders and
Jewish human rights

J. Walter Jonas

J. Walter Jonas, an elec-
trical contractor and vice
president of the New Era
Electric Co. since 1968, died
Sept. 12 at age 54.
Born in Detroit, Mr.
Jonas was on the board of
trustees of Cong. Beth
Achim, a member of Bnai
Brith Morgenthau Lodge, a
member of the Michigan
Contractors Association,
the Michigan Builders
Association and the South-
field Chamber of Com-
He also was a member of
the Electrical Inspectors
Association of Michigan.
Mr. Jonas was a World War
II veteran.
He is survived by his wife,
Carole; three sons, Laur-
ence, Douglas and Scott; a
daughter, Michele; his
mother, Mrs. Lenke Jonas;
three brothers, Bernard,
Edward and Herbert; six
sisters, Mrs. Lillian D.
Glovinsky, Shirley of New
York, Mrs. William (Nancy)
Smith of Trenton, N.J., Mrs.
Diana Tachna, Mrs. Jacob
(Judy) Traub of San Fran-
cisco, Calif., and Mrs. Ste-
ven (Leslie) Fredson of
Brooklyn, N.J.

Marilyn Herbach

Marilyn Herbach, a
member of Jewish com-
munal organizations, died
Sept. 8 at age 56.
A native Detroiter, Mrs.
Herbach was a charter
member of Cong. Beth
Shalom and its sisterhood,
Women's American ORT
and volunteered for the
Jewish Community Center
Book Fair.
She leaves two sons,
Barry and Alan of Denver,

Alexander Easterman, 92, Journalist, WJC Delegate

Alexander Easterman, a
lawyer and journalist who,
as the representative of the
World Jewish Congress
helped negotiate the Allied
governments' declaration
condemning the mass
slaughter of European Jews
in 1943, has died inlondon
at age 92, the WJC reported
here today.
In the late 1930s, Mr.
Easterman accepted the in-
vitation of Dr. Stephen Wise
to take the office of political
secretary of the WJC and
became head of its interna-
tional affairs department in

He was born in Scotland
and after graduating from
Glasgow University was
admitted to the Scottish
Bar. He took up journalism
as a career in the early
1920s and, as one of Brit-
ain's leading political corre-
spondents, he travelled ex-
tensively in Europe, the
United States, North Africa
and the Near East.

Mr. Easterman served
as foreign editor of the
London Daily Express
from 1926 to 1933 when he
resigned because of his
disagreement with the
publisher, Lord Beaver-
brook, over the news-
paper's policy toward
Hitler which he consid-
ered sympathetic.

He joined the Daily
Herald as chief foreign
correspondent and was its
Paris bureau chief when
war broke out in 1939. Mr.
Easterman remained in
Paris until the Nazi occupa-
tion, when he escaped to
Mr. Easterman was on
close terms with leading
European statesmen before
and after World War II. His
interviews with King Carol
of Romania and with
Romanian leaders, includ-
ing fascists, created a sensa-
tion, as did his book, "King
Carol, Hitler and Mme.
He maintained close per-
sonal contact with
President Benes of Czechos-
lovakia and Foreign Minis-
ter Jan Masaryk. In the
early 1950s he established
close relations with Tuni-
sian leader Habib Bour-
guiba and Sultan Moham-
mad of Morocco, then both
in exile in France.

In 1943, Mr. Easterman
played a prominent part
in the negotiations with
the British and Allied
governments that led to
the declaration con-
demning the Nazis mass
slaughter of European
Jews and announcing
that war criminals would
be punished. In 1945, he
participated in the WJC's
war emergency confer-

Physicist Felix Bloch Dies

NEW YORK — Felix halt to the use of chemical
Bloch, professor emeritus of weapons and defoliants in
physics at Stanford Univer- Vietnam.
sity and winner of the Nobel
Dr. Bloch shared the prize
Prize in physics, died Sept. in physics in 1952 with Ed-
10 at age" 77.
ward Mills Purcell of Harr
Born in Zurich, Switzer- yard University for the dis-
land, Dr. Bloch studied covery of nuclear induction,
engineering and physics a method of studying the
and was teaching at the properties of atomic nuclei.
University of Leipzig when
he decided to come to the David Lebowski
U.S. following Hitler's rise .
David Michael Lebowski,
to power.
a sales representative of a
In 1934, he joined the fa- wine company, died Sept. 10
culty of Stanford University at age 27.
and was later named Max
A native Detroiter, Mr.
H. Stern professor of Lebowski was graduated
physics. In 1948, he was from Eastern Michigan
elected to the National University, where he
Academy of Sciences. He re- earned a BA degree and was
tired in 1971.
a member of Theta Xi
In 1954 and1955, Dr. fraternity.
Bloch served as the first
He leaves his parents, Mr.
director general of the and Mrs. Eugene (Rose)
European Commission Lebowski; and two brothers,
for Nuclear Research, a Steven and Gary.

project for large-scale
nuclear ,research set up
in Geneva by 12 Euro-
pean governments.

Hilda Jacob

Hilda L. Jacob, wife of the
late owner of M. Jacob and
He was also involved in Sons bottle distributors,
political causes, decrying died Sept. 9 at age 90.
A native Detroiter, Mrs.
the persecution of Jews in
the Soviet Union and, as a Jacob was a member of
member of American Pro- Temple Beth El.
She leaves two daughters,
fessors for Peace in the Mid-
dle East, supporting the Elaine and Mrs. Herbert
recognition of Israel as a na- (Beverly) Schakne of Los
tion. In 1966, he was one of Angeles, Calif.; two grand-
22 scholars to sign a letter to daughters and two great-
President Johnson urging a grandsons.

ence in Atlantic City.

At the war crimes trial of
the Bergen-Belsen Nazis he
joined the representatives
of 12 Allied nations on the
judges bench at Luneberg.
Later he represented the
WJC at the Nuremberg war
crimes trials, along with
British MP Sidney Silver-
Mr. Easterman was a
member of the WJC delega-
tion to the inaugural con-
ference of the United Na-
tions at San Francisco in

The Family
of the Late


Acknowledges with
grateful appreciation
the many kind ex-
pressions of sympathy
extended by relatives
and friends during the
family's recent be-

1945 and to the 1946 Paris
peace conference. He
attended subsequent meet-
ings of the UN and served as
spokesman for the WJC at
meetings of the UN Eco-
nomic and Social Council
and the Human Rights

The Family
of the Late


Acknowledges with
grateful appreciation
the many kind ex-
pressions of sympathy
extended by relatives
and friends during the
family's recent be-

Joyce and Lois Golding,
Janice Mekula and
Jeannie Berkowitz Rubinson

The Family of the Late


Acknowledges with grateful apprecia-
tion the many kind expressions of sympathy
extended by relatives and friends during the
family's recent bereavement.


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