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SERVING DETROIT'S METROPOLITAN JEWISH COMMUNITY
MAY 10, 1985
Howard Simon and the Michigan. ACLU
push the fight for civil rights through the
conservative, self-centered 1980s.
BY TEDD SCHNEIDER
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Robert Arcand (behind microphone), David Lebenbom, Dr. John Mames and Al
Rose observe a moment of silence.
Holocaust survivors and
U.S. veterans respond to
BY ALAN HITSKY
Larry Brenners sat quietly near
the back of the crowd, a hand-lettered
cardboard sign lying face down in his
He wasn't happy. The fine words
on Sunday, the crowd at the Veteran's
Memorial Building, the press coverage
would not take away the hurt for
Brenners, a survivor of Mauthausen.
He watched his brother-in-law,
Dr. John Mames, and Jewish War
Veterans' commander Al Rose place a
memorial wreath at the conclusion of
the ceremonies, but the bitterness over
President Ronald Reagan's visit to a
German military cemetery containing
SS graves was still in his mind.
"He opened up the door again,"
Brenners said of President Reagan.
"I've been hearing it again — 'The
Jews have too much power' . . . 'The
Jews are putting on too much pressure'
over Bitburg. . . .
"Reagan did what he knew was
wrong. He quoted a poll saying that 75
percent of the German people sup-
ported his visit to the Bitburg cemet-
ery. But 75 percent of the German
people supported the killing of Jews
"Reagan knew he was wrong," -
Brenners said, "but he went anyway."
Those words were echoed by
speaker after speaker at Sunday's
45-minute program "to honor World
War II victims and heroes." Con-
gressman Dennis Hertel (D-Taylor)
said, "I was hoping he wouldn't go,
even though he kept saying he would.
The way he scampered through the
cemetery, he knew he shouldn't be
Horace Sheffield of the Detroit
Association of Black Organizations
chaired the program and said that
many Americans "support the
President's effort at reconciliation, but
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Editor Gary Rosenblatt
cited for Wiesenthal
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