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February 17, 1984 - Image 50

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-02-17

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50 Friday, Feburary 11, 1984

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Resistance Pension Halted for Collaborator With Barbie

AMSTERDAM (JTA) —
A collaborator with Nazi
war criminal Klaus Barbie
has been receiving a Dutch
resistance pension of
100,000 Guilders (about
$33,000) a year for the past
10 years, it was disclosed

here.
The disclosure has
prompted a further investi-
gation into the wartime ac-
tivities of Guillaume Meer-
tens and a decision by the
pension authority to sus-
pend further payment pend-

ing its outcome. Meertens,
who lives in Spain, is be-
lieved to have collected over
one million Guilders to
date. He may be forced to
refund the amount if it is
proven that he deliberately
misled the pension fund.

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The pension came to light
in the course of an examina-
tion of Barbie's activities in
Nazi-occupied Holland dur-
ing World War II, before he
was transferred by the Ges-
tapo to Lyon, France. He is
now awaiting trial for
crimes against humanity.
- Meertens was arrested
by the Germans in the
early days of the occupa-
tion for anti-Nazi activi-
ties. While in prison at
Scheveningen he agreed
to work for his captors.
He was released and, for
about a year thereafter,
supplied Barbie with in-
formation about Dutch
resistance groups.
After the war he appar-
ently convinced the
authorities that he had been
a member of the resistance.

* * *

Collaborators
Are Released

PARIS (JTA) — Three
French Nazi collaborators,
whose death sentences were
commuted to life imprison-
ment by President Charles
de Gaulle, have been re-
leased after serving 20 year
prison terms.
The life sentences of Jean
Barbier, Jacques Vasseur
and Joseph Cortial were re-
duced to 20 years by de
Gaulle's successor, former
President Georges Pom-
pidou. A French Justice
Ministry spokesman said
that "after completing their
sentences there was no
possible reason to keep
them in jail."
Barbier, now 64, was sen-
tenced to death in 1966 for
having led the French Ges-
tapo faction in Grenoble. He
had also been a member of
the Waffen SS and served on
the Russian front during
World War II. He was ar-
rested in 1963 after hiding
out for 17 years under a
false name. He was released
from prison last August.
Vasseur and Cortial, also
in their middle-60s, were
originally sentenced to
death for serving as Gestapo
agents. As such, they ar-
rested Jews and resistance
fighters for deportation to
death camps.

Detroiter Tells
Marriage Plans

MR. AND MRS. IRVING BLOOM

A grove of 1,000 trees has
been planted in the Kiryat
Shmona Restoration Project
established by the Women
of Jewish National Fund of
Detroit by Mr. and Mrs. Irv-
ing (Reba) Bloom, in mem-
ory of their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Henoch Bloom and Mr.
and Mrs. Abraham Spector.
Reba Bloom served as
president of the Women of
JNF from 1978 to 1980, and
served as an officer in many

other capacities in that
organization. Presently,
Mrs. Bloom is recording sec-
retary. Bloom is a member
of the Bnai Brith
Downtown-Fox Lodge and
both are members of Cong.
Beth Abraham Hillel Moses
and Cong. Bnai Israel-Beth
Yehuda.

For information on plant-
ing trees in Israel, contact
the JNF, 557-6644.

* *

Club Memorializes Officer
With Tree Garden in Israel

The Jewish Cultural Club of the Jimmy Prentis
Morris Branch of the Jewish Community Center pur-
chased a garden of 100 trees through the Jewish Na-
tional Fund in memory of the group's secretary-
treasurer Manuel Ritten. Pictured are, from left: Irv-
ing Kleiman, hospitaler; Aida Ritten, secretary; Ber-
nard Luchten, vice president; Charles Driker,
president; Ed Rosenthal, executive director, JNF De-
troit; Zygmunt Binder, vice president; and Harry
Oberstein, treasurer.

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