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May 30, 1986 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-05-30

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Friday, May 30, 1986

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that "becoming a father gives
you license to have emotions
and show love."
If all of this sounds just a bit
too shmaltzy and maudlin for a
man known for the sting in his
humor, well, it is And there are
passages in the book that while
obviously sincere seem self-
indulgent. The book is written
in diary form, chronicling in
great detail the events leading
up to The Birth and a few col-
icky months beyond, from the
Greenburgs' unsuccessful at-
tempt to conceive on a disastr-
ous Caribbean vacation to Dan's
overzealous participation in
obstetrical exams to practicing
natural childbirth techniques to
changing diapers.
The writing is smooth and
easy and the emotions ring true.
Most parents have experienced
what the Greenburgs went
through. This makes Green-
burg's chronicle either universal -
or trite, depending on your
mood. Dan Greenburg's mood
these days is mellow. He's enjoy-
ing his son, promoting his book
(he says it's doing quite well,
thank you) and at work on a

new book, his 15th, a horror
novel.
A horror novel from a
humorist? Actually, Greenburg
already has a thriller to his cre-
dit, a popular paperback he

Dan Greenburg,
who immortalized
the Jewish Mother,
describes how he
has finally become
one himself.

wrote a few years ago called
Love Kills. He says he likes to
be unpredictable and not too
easily pegged or labeled.
As for whether or not he plans
to have more children, Green-
burg says it depends — on our
readers. "If your readers buy
enough copies of my book, I
might," he deadpans. "Other-
wise, Zack will have to grow up
lonely and alone. But I don't
want to inflict any guilt or any
pressure on your readers ..."

Campaign To Bar
Waldheim Launched

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Los Angeles (JTA) — The Los
Angeles-based Simon Wiesen-
thal Center last week launched
a national campaign to urge the
Reagan Administration to im-
mediately bar Kurt Waldheim
from entering the United States.
One million post cards which
bear both a 1943 photograph of
Waldheim in German uniform
and a 1979 photograph of him as
UN Secretary General are being
distributed nationwide on the
theme, "America says no to
Waldheim."
The post cards, addressed to
President Reagan at the White
House, read: "In 1947 Kurt
Waldheim was charged with
`murder and slaughter' by
Yugoslavia. Those charges were
accepted by the UN War Crimes
Commission, of which the
United States was a member.
As an 'alien' Mr. Waldheim does
not have the right to be allowed
entry into the U.S. unless he can
exhonorate himself of the war
crimes charges. Because of the
uniqueness and magnitude of
Nazi crimes, we urge your Ad-
ministration to enforce the let-
ter of the law and bar Mr.
Waldheim from our shores."
The Center was motivated to
launch its drive when it learned
that Austrian diplomats and
business interests had launched
an intensive lobbying effort to
pressure Washington to allow
the likely winner of next month's
Austrian Presidential run-off to
enter the United States after the
June 8 election.
In another development,
Waldheim said Israel's Minister
of Justice Yitzhak Modai was
repeating "groundless allega-
tions" when he remarked that

evidence Israel has obtained so
far indicates that Waldheim was
at the very least an "accessory"
to war crimes committed in the
Balkans during World War IL
Waldheim responded to
Modal in telephone interview
with the Jerusalem Post. It was
the second time he defended
himself in the Israeli media. He
told Yediot Achronot that he
was being unfairly accused and
that he wanted very much to
visit Israel if he is elected.
Modai's remarks, on Voice of
Israel Radio, came after the
Justice Minister was given an
interim report by a special com-
mittee investigating charges
that Waldheim was implicated
in atrocities against Yugosla-
vian partisans and the mass
deportation of Greek Jews when
he served as an intelligence of-
ficer in the Balkans.

Wiesenthal
Blasts WJC
On Waldheim

New York (JTA) — The World
Jewish Congress was strongly
criticized last weekend by
Vienna-based Nazi hunter
Simon Wiesenthal and the head
of the Vienna Jewish commun-
ity over its handling of the
charges • against Austrian
Presidential candidate Kurt
Waldheim.
Wiesenthal charged that the
WJC tactics used in uncovering
the Waldheim documents link-
ing him to war-time atrocities
against Yugoslav partisans has
aided in stirring anti-Semitic
sentiment in Austria.

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