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August 31, 1984 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-08-31

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10 Friday, August 31, 1984

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

NEWS

Your Help Is Needed

THE BRAVE FEW WHO RISKED ALL
TO SAVE JEWS DURING THE HOLOCAUST

International Conference on

Faith In Humankind:
Rescuers Of Jews
During The Holocaust

In the dark night of horror
history calls the Holocaust, six
million Jews were murdered by
the Nazis. Most people turned
their backs and did nothing to
help. But there were a brave few
who risked all to save Jews from
the death machines of the Third
Reich. The accounts of the rescues
are inspiring examples of what
individuals can do, even in times
of utter despair.

This September, in Washingtim,
D.C., the U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Council, under the leadership of
its chairman, Elie Wiesel will
convene a conference entitled:
FAITH IN HUMANKIND;
RESCUERS OF JEWS DURING
THE HOLOCAUST. The
conference will bring together
rescuers and some of the survivors
they helped so they may bear

witness to what was done and
what could have been done to help
Jews if more people had tried. The
conference will include
representatives from Yad Vashem
and also will host an impressive
list of other scholars, educators
and religious leaders, who will
share their research and insight
on this small but significant
chapter of history.
We must show our faith

in humankind, so evils like
the Holocaust never occur
again. Please make your
check payable to: U.S. '
Holocaust Memorial
Council and send it to me.

Sincerely,

Sr. Carol Rittner, R.S.M.
Conference Coordinator
425 13th Street NW,

Suite 832
Washington, D.C. 20004

DETROIT COMMITTEE
FOR THE U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL COUNCIL

Noreen Alberly
David Hermelin
Maurice Chandler
Senator Carl Levin
Father William Cunningham Dorothy Mahlin
Louis Golden
Dr. Murray Mahlin

Philip S. Minkin
Henry Obron
Craig Smith
Barry Yaker

NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

(Partial Listing)

Maurice Chandler
Minkin-Chandler
Metals Company
Detroit, MI

Gideon Hausner
Yad Vashem
Jerusalem, Israel

Senator
John C. Danforth
United States Senate
Washington, D.C.

David Hermelin
Hermelin,
Colburn, Colburn,
Blumberg and Steinberg
Troy, MI

Sister
Maureen Fay, O.P.
'President
Mercy College of Detroit
Detroit, MI

Alvin L. Kushner
Executive Director
Jewish Community Council
of Metro Detroit
Detroit, MI

Eugene J. Fisher
National Conference of
Catholic Bishops
Washington, D.C.

Rev. Franklin Littell
Ann Frank Institute
Philadelphia, PA

Louis H. Golden
President
Commodity Steel and
Processing, Inc.
Warren, MI

Vladka Meed
Jewish Labor Committee
Bronx, N.Y.

Most Rev.
John O'Connor
Archbishop of New York
New York, N.Y.

Senator Claiborne Pell
United States Senate
Washington, D.C.

Sister
Maurita Sengelaub, R.S.M.
President
Mercy Collaborative
Farmington Hills, MI

Rev. David E. Simpson
National Council of Churches
New York, N.Y.

Jacqueline G. Wexler
President
National Conference of
Christians and Jews
New York, N.Y.

Philip Minkin
Minkin-Chandler Metal Company
Detroit, MI

Continued from Page 1

formng a narrow govern- made in the first 21 days tional Religious Party, wit]
ment after all — and are and agreement "in princi- four Knesset seats, any
pointing hopefully to some ple" had been reached with Agudat Israel, with two
signs of movement within Likud on several issues, seats, are stubbornly sitting
the pivotal two-man Au- namely, the economic and on the fence. At the same
gudat Israel faction. Aguda religious issues, on Lebanon time, Aharon Abu Hatzeira
MK Avraham Shapiro met and continuation of the leader of Tami (one seat)
with Peres twice this week momentum for peace. Peres also refuses to join wit]
and was deliberately vague said, "I'm hopeful that in Labor.
and equivocal when con- the coming three weeks that
Without Tami, Labor ha
a government will be lined up 60 seats, enough b
fronted by reporters.
prevent Likud from forming
Shapiro said that while, formed."
At the same time, re- a government. With Tami
from the economic
standpoint, a unity gov- sponding to requests from Labor would have —at leas
ernment might be "the best both Labor and Likud, tem- on paper, with Hadash am
thing for the country," from porary Knesset Speaker the Progressive List foe
the religious viewpoint he Abba Eban decided Sunday Peace providing passive
was not at all sure it would that the Knesset will not support — 61 seats, enougl
convene next week to elect a to form a government.
be the best thing.
If Aguda did not feel that permanent. speaker. The
it could be as influential in a two major parties appar-
unity government as it had, ently hope that by next Israeli poll
been in the Likud's previous weekend the coalition scene favors Labor
administrations, it would will be clarified and thus
Tel Aviv (JTA) — A pub-
prefer, Shapiro said, to sup- the issue of choosing a per-
port a narrow government manent Speaker may also lic opinion poll published in
Tuesday's Maariu shows
"under whoever can set one be resolved.
The Alignment repor- that 31.1 percent of the
up." This seemed to be a
hint towards Labor — since tedly fears that, under cur- population favors a national
Likud cannot, given the rent circumstances, it unity government headed
present arithmetic, set up a would not be able to garner by the Labor Alignment.
enough votes for its candi- Some 26.1 percent would
narrow government.
Shamir met with the two date, former Interior Minis- like to see such a unity gov-
Aguda MKs, Avraham ter Shlomo Hillel, who does ernment headed by the
Shapira and Menachem not have the support of 60 Likud, and 16.3 percent
Porush, at his office in Knesset members because would like a national unity
Jerusalem hours after Is- the Hadash Party and the government headed by the
rael Radio reported that Progressive List decline to Labor and Likud parties in
Aguda's former member of support him. The reason is rotation.
the Knesset, Shlomo understood to be disagree-
Asked about a restricted
Lorincz, had met secretly ment with his role in the and possibly minority gov-
with Peres.
1976 events on Land Day ernment, 10.3 percent fa-
Lorincz, who was dropped which led to the deaths of vored a narrow coalition
from the party's Knesset list six Arabs.
under Labor and 6.9 percent
Yahad Party leader Ezer would like one under the
in last month's elections at
the insistence of some Weizman's agreement last Likud.
Asked about new elec-
Aguda Council of Sages week to form a parliamen-
members, is still reputedly tary bloc with Labor has not tions, 53.2 percent said they
the most powerful single • resulted in the hoped-for should not be held, while
politician in the party, with domino process among 35.5 percent favored early
important influence over its other small parties. The Na- elections.
spiritual leader, Rabbi
Eliezer Schach of Bnei
Brak.
Schach is a key figure not
only because of his sway in
Aguda, but also because he
has spiritual authority over BY DR. MARC TANENBAUM
the fledgling Shas Sephar-
Rio de Janiero — What form of government. In-
dic Orthodox faction which are your images of Brazil?
creasingly sensitive to
won four Knesset seats in
Before I came to this human rights issues, I dis-
the July elections.
country, my perceptions of
According to political Brazil were made up of pic- cussed with several Brazi-
sources, Aguda was close to tures of the Amazon jungle, lian officials our concern
over recent anti-Semitic
striking an accord with
the riotous Carnival of Rio
Labor a week after the elec- de Janeiro, sambas, coffee and anti-Israel actions by a
PLO conference in Sao
tions. Lorincz and Schach

beans, the desperately poor Paolo.
stepped in to stop it.
in the favelas, and oppres-
A
high
justice
ministry
of-
Porush and Shapiro are sive military juntas. Brazil
ficial told me that he re-
known to be closer to Labor
than to Likud, but Lorincz, is all these images, but it is cently banned a PLO maga-,
also much, much more than zine that was flagrantly
who served as chairman of
these fragmented pictures anti-Jewish. "Brazil," he
the Knesset Finance Com- suggest.
said, "will not tolerate im-
mittee for the seven years of
Brazil occupies nearly
the Likud Administration, one-half of the Latin Ameri- porting bigotry from the
Middle East conflict into
is staunchly supportive of
can continent and as the Our country.'
Likud.
sixth
largest
population
in
Paradoxically, Brazil,
It may therefore have
the world. This giant nation which is the fifth largest
been of some significance
is now going through a arms. exporter in the world
that Lorincz met with'
series of extraordinary is a major arms merchant to
Peres. Shamir, for his part,
political, economic, and so-
was anxious to ensure that cial changes that could seri- Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
American Jews and
Aguda's position, declining
ously influence North- Christians would be well
to join a Labor-led govern-
South relations, and even advised to develop a far
ment, is maintained.
peace in the Middle East.
more realistic knowledge of
Meanwhile, Peres, who
Earlier this summer I
was given a 21-day exten- went to Brasilia, the ar- this sleeping giant called
sion on Sunday by President chitecturally surrealist Cap- Brazil. When she begins to
Chaim Herzog to form , va ital city, to watch political really stir, Brazil is going to
government, said a great parties move from military affect all of us.
0,4-4 dirpgcepl AOs bqen dictatorship to a democratic
A Seven Arts Feature

Changes in Brazil could
have impact on Mideast

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