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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-01-13

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Detroit Will Host U.S. Youth Maccabia in August

Metropolitan Detroit has been selected by the Maccabi World Union
Executive to host the 1984 United States Maccabi Youth Games.
The games will be held Aug. 19-26 at the main Jewish Community
Center in West Bloomfield, under the auspices of the Detroit Sports for
Israel Committee.
Jay Robinson, chairman of the games, has reported that
athletes will come from all over the United States and the world to
participate. Robinson said that local youth between the ages of 12
and 16 will have an opportunity to participate in this Olympic-style
competition.
There will be Israeli nights with entertainment, singing and dancing.
A run to memorialize the Israeli athletes who were slain at the 1972

Maccabi Concept
as Defined by
Max Nordau
and Detroit as Host
to Approaching
Tournaments

Munich Olympics also will be held.
Dr. Marty Oliff, Jewish Center health and physical education director
and liaison to this international sports festival, said the games will take
place at the Center and at other West Bloomfield facilities. About 1,200
athletes are expected to participate. Delegates are expected from Israel,
Australia, Canada, Mexico and from throughout the United States. Hous-
ing for delegates from outside the Detroit area will be in private homes.
Categories of competition include basketball, gymnastics, racquet-
ball, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and volleyball. The
competition will be divided by sex and age.
The United States Maccabi Youth Games are an outgrowth of
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THE JEWISH NEWS

A Weekly Review

Commentary, Page 2

Leo Frank,
State of Georgia,
Parole Board's
Failure in
Quest for Justice

of Jewish Events

Editorial, Page 4

Copyright © The Jewish News Publishing Co.

VOL. LXXXIV, No. 20

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January 13, 1984

A Proposed Alabama College
Is Linked to California Nazis



Weekend Events Will Boost
'84 Allied Jewish Campaign

The Jewish Welfare Federation and Allied Jewish Campaign will kick
off a weekend of community awareness and fund raising with Federation-
Campaign Sabbath tonight and tomorrow morning, and the Super Sunday
telephone appeal.
Mailings have gone out to several thousand households in the metropoli-
tan area, asking contributors to respond with their best gift when a Super
Sunday volunteer calls. Workers will man a bank of 80 phones at the United
Hebrew Schools in Southfield, and will
be calling from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Funds Allied Jewish Campaign
raised will help the 1984 Allied Jewish
Campaign in its support of 60 local,
Israel and overseas human service be-
neficiaries.

As part of the 1984 Campaign
theme of "Renewal," contributors
will be asked to reaffirm their
commitment to the quality of
. Jewish life and to strengthen their
SUNDAY --
ties to their fellow Jews through
the Campaign. Super Sunday chairmen Dr. Paul Feinberg and Harriet
Dunsky noted that it is especially important to support the Campaign
now when "so many of our elderly are turning to the organized com-
munity for help and large numbers of young people are reaching out
for a Jewish education and a Jewish identity."
In addition to the several hundred volunteers who will be taking a turn
at the phones and processing pledge cards, students from the United Hebrew
(Continued on Page 12)

Tallying Up `1984':
Battle for Freedom

By IRVING GREENBERG

National Jewish Resource Center

NEW YORK — In 1947, George Orwell wrote a
grim prophecy of a totalitarian future for humanity.
Orwell's novel "1984" has become a modern classic, an
enormously influential book which has sold over 10 mil-
lion copies in the English language. Orwell believed the
age of total control and brainwashing via mass com-
munication was rapidly approaching.
Orwell thought that 1948 was too close a date. By
switching the sequence of two numerals he came up with
1984. as a plausible year — far enough away to give
sufficient time for Big Brother and secret police to take
mass control yet close enough to express Orwell's convic-
tion that the danger was immediate.
Orwell did not believe that Russia alone would be
the locus of the totalitarian future. The most depressing
aspect of the novel "1984" is its projection that the whole
world has been turned into a ring of oppressive police
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LOS ANGELES (JTA) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center at Yeshiva University of Los
Angeles announced that it has discovered that the German-American National Political
Action Committee (GANPAC), a Santa Monica-based organization promoting a new uni-
versity named after Dr. Wernher von Braun, the German scientist who developed the V2 -
rocket for Nazi Germany, has links to the Institute for Historical Review (IHR), the
California-based group which published numerous books and periodicals claiming that the
Holocaust was "a Zionist hoax."
Dr. Charles Weber, a professor of German who is on the editorial board of the IHR, also
serves on the steering committee for the proposed university. The Wiesenthal Center
confirmed this information to Kelly Cooper, an NBC-TV investigative reporter for
WAFF-TV in Huntsville, Ala., who was looking into GANPAC claims of widespread
German-American support for the proposed university.
An Oct. 5, 1983 press release issued by GANPAC announced plans to raise $15
million for the university which would be situated on a 40-acre site in Huntsville,
the community where many former Nazi scientists were brought during the 1950s
to assist the U.S. rocket -and space program.
The press release asserted that the project had garnered financial support from
leading German-American organizations, including the Steuben Society, and implied that
the goals of the project would meet with the approval of West German leaders such as
Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
The release also asserted that the university would be countering "political philosophy
of over 10,000 Marxist professors currently practicing in American colleges and univer-
sities." The Wiesenthal Center noted that the release failed to mention that Von Braun's
widow did not approve of the project.
In November, Mayor Joe Davis of Huntsville was informed by Walt Wiesman, a former ,
colleague of Von Braun and a member of the local chamber of commerce who was bn
GANPAC's mailing list, that the organization which claimed on its letterhead that it is
"representing the interests of the 52 million Americans of German descent, this nation's
largest minority" was, in fact, another group.

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Israeli little Dipper'
to Aid U.S. Dairymen

REHOVOT — Millions of little Israeli dippers will
soon be used by American dairies to test the bacterial count
of their milk and determine whether it is fit to consume.
These patented dippers are produced by Hy Labs in
Kiryat Weizmann, Rehovot, a firm which specializes in the
development of simple, rapid and inexpensive methods for
microbial analysis.
In the case of milk, a Hy Labs' dipper, the sides of
which are coated with a gelatinous substance, is
placed in a milk sample, incubated for 24 to 48 hours
and then checked for the density of spotting; the more
spots, the larger the bacterial count.
The dipper also shows whether the bacteria is harm-
less or dangerous because one side is coated with a material
that "feeds" all bacteria, and the other with a nutritive
layer that "feeds" pathogenic bacteria only.
This bacteria count device was developed by Dr. Tsvi
Hirshfeld, founder and director of Hy Labs, and Dr.
Milk at Kibutz Ein Shemer is tested with the new
Shoshana Weissman, who heads the Israel Institute for
Hy Labs dipper, which will soon be marketed in the
(Continued on Page 5)
United States.

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