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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-03-29

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Friday, March 29, 1985

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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Rev. Franklin Littell To Receive Award
From Shaarit Haplaytah Survivors Group

Shaarit Haplaytah Organiza-
tion of Metropolitan Detroit —
Survivors of the Nazi genocide —
will bestow the Righteous Among
the Nations of the World Award
upon Rev. Franklin H. Littell at
the annual Memorial Academy
dedicated to the six million and
other victims of the Nazi regime,
announced Leon Halpern,
president of the organization and
the Holocaust Memorial Center,
and Sonia Popowski, chairman.
The event is scheduled for 1
p.m. April 14 at the main Jewish
Community Center, in coopera-
tion with the Holocaust Memorial
Center, Jewish Community
Council, Greater Detroit Round
Table of the National Conference
of Christians and Jews and
Jewish Center.
The presentation of the special
award will be made by Dr. John J.
Mames, chairman, department of
Holocaust studies and oral his-
tory.
Littell is often referred to as
"The Father of Holocaust Studies
in America." His seminar "The
German Church Struggle and the
Holocaust" was the first graduate
seminar on the Holocaust to be
taught in an American Univer-
ity.
A Methodist minister, Littell
wrote the first major book pre-

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"For me, keeping the joy and
tradition of Passover means
having everything just right.
And it's a lot easier without
too much caffein.
That's why I drink Sanka!"

Rev. Franklin H. Littell

senting a Christian response to
the Holocaust, The Crucification
of the Jews.
Littell is professor of religion at
Temple University and corre-
spondng faculty member of the
Institute of Contemporary Jewry,
Hebrew University (Jerusalem).
Prior to coming to Philadelphia,
he was president of Iowa Wes-
leyan College. He was educated at
Cornell College (Iowa), Union
Theological Seminary (NYC) and
received a Ph.D. degree from Yale
University.
Since 1958, he has been consul-
tant on religion and higher educa-
tion to the National Conference of
Christians and Jews. He is foun-
der and first chairman of the Na-
tional Institute for American
Democracy, an organization spe-
cializing in problems of ex-
tremism and terrorism; founder
and honorary chairman of the
Anne Frank Institute (formerly
National Institute on the
Holocaust); co-founder and first
chairman of the annual scholars
conference on the Church Strug-
gle and the Holocaust; founder
and honorary chairman of the an-
nual conference on teaching the
Holocaust; founderand honorary

president of the National Chris-
tian Leadership Conference for
Israel.
He is a member by Presidential
appointment of the U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Council and
by Israel Cabinet appointment,
one of the two only Christian
members of the International
Council of Yad Vashem. In 1980,
he received the Jabotinsky Medal
from Prime Minister Menachem
Begin for his work in furthering
Christian-Jewish understanding.
Littell has given lectures on
more than 500 campuses in the
U.S. and Canada, Germany,
Japan and Israel. He is the author
of 275 major articles and 20 books.
His weekly column, "Lest We
Forget," appears in a number of
newspapers. Professor Littell is a
member of the Phi Beta Kappa
Associates, and is a Kent Fellow
of the Society for Values in Higher
Education. He has received hon-
orary degrees from a number of
institutions.

State Holocaust
Program Slated

The official state of Michigan
Holocaust Commemoration will
take place on the steps of the Cap-
ital building in Lansing at 1 p.m.
April 18.
The observance is being coordi-
nated by Gov. James Blanchard's
office through the governor's
liaison, Robert Naftaly, director
of management and budget, and
by the Jewish Community Coun-
cil of Metropolitan Detroit.
Jewish agencies in othergpm-
munities have been invited
through the Michigan Jewish
Network. In addition, Christian
clergy who are active in Holocaust
teaching have been invited to par-
ticipate in the ceremony by the
Council.
For information, call the Coun-
cil office, 962-1880.

Burg Urges Diaspora
Direction From Israel

New York (JTA) — Avraham
Burg, a leader of the Peace Now
Movement in Israel who was re-
cently appointed advisor on Dias-
pora affairs to Premier Shimon
Peres, told a group of American
Jewish leaders last week that the
head of Israel's government
should assume the leadership for
World Jewry.
Addressing Jewish leaders for
the first time in his new capacity,
Burg said it is time for someone to
set "the Jewish agenda for the
Jewish people." He said this task
was best suited for the Premier.
Burg's remark was made in one of
the calmer moments of an often
vehement 90-minute exchange of
views with 40 invited Jewish
leaders in the headquarters of the
World Jewish Congress-
American Section.

"How do I make the State of Is-
rael a fact in their life in the same

way that it is a fact in your life?"

he asked, referring to Jews living
outside Israel. "It is time to re-
think our priorities. Project Re-
newal will take a top place," as
will Jewish education in the effort
to combat assimilation, "the si-
lent Holocaust."
Burg, 30, who was wounded in a
grenade attack against Peace
Now demonstrators in February
1983 that took the life of Emil
Grunzweig, talked about the
problem of accommodating
Judaism in the formulation of Is-
rael's policies.
"I'd love the Prime Minister to
be a rabbi," said Burg, who wears
a yarmulke and is religious.
"There are issues which touch
both subjects — politics and Yid-
dishkite," he said.
"How do you make territorial
compromises the way the Labor
Party want to if it is a Jewish
territory," asked Burg, speaking
of the West Bank.

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