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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-11-07

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nent Holocaust scholar, be-
lieves, however, that the
Washington museum is
society's best hope of ensur-
ing an accurate historical
verdict on the Holocaust.
"The Holocaust can never
be taught on an acceptable
level, on the level we aspire
to, if it is based only on the
material already available,
on the research that's already
been done. The research that
is done now, or within the
next few years, will deter-
mine attitudes in the next
century."
Unless it is done soon, Hil-
berg believes, many of the
conditions which now expe-
dite research, the openness of
community archives, the
availability of eye-witness ac-
counts, and the readiness to
spend money may disappear.
Hilberg, who has been a
member of the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Council since its
inception, says "Even the
largest regional centers don't
have the resources or the
organization to gather the in-
formation from all over the
world. Washington is the
only place that can do it. It's
the only game in town."
Without paying attention

to other groups, he says, it
would be impossible to obtain
sufficient funds. "And it's not,
is it, such an unmitigated
disaster, to remember other
people? The Nazis claimed a
great many non-Jewish vic-
tims, after all."
"Yes, there is room to re-
member those murdered in
war or as political prisoners,"
Rosenzveig replies, "But not
in a museum specifically
designated as a Holocaust
memorial."
The HMC is firmly con-
vinced of the rightness of its
decision. As the controversy
grows, Rosenzveig's views
have been increasingly
quoted in the press. Having
taken a public and dissenting
stand, the HMC executive
feels especially obligated to
maintain the quality of the
Holocaust Memorial Center
and to increase its educa-
tional outreach and effective-
ness.
And if they meet with
criticism along the way?
"Well," says Pasternak,
"Criticism is the democratic
Jewish way. Out of all criti-
cism comes some good. Thank
God that in this country we
can speak our minds." ❑

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round your neck, on
a tie tack, as a ring
... Berl Falbaum
really doesn't care how you
wear it. He just wants you
and the rest of the world to
remember — Zachor.
Falbaum is the initiator of
a national campaign that will
be launched on Sunday at the
Holocaust Memorial Center
dinner in Detroit, a campaign
to have people everywhere
remember the Holocaust by
wearing jewelry utilizing the
Hebrew word "zachor" in its
design.
It is an idea that has been
gnawing at Falbaum for
years — to make zachor as
universally seen as Star of
David or Chai necklaces. In
1984, the Zachor campaign
began to take shape after his
wife Phyllis had Tapper's
Jewelry in Southfield design
a zachor necklace for Fal-
baum.
"I wore it, but it was al-
ways inside my shirt," Fal-
baum admits. He later had
the necklace converted to a
tie tack and "You wouldn't
believe how many times a
day people ask me, 'What is
that?' And I tell them what it
means."
Falbaum, his committee of
public relations professionals,
and the Holocaust Memorial
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from their campaign. They
are hoping to convince jewel-
ers throughout the country to
design zachor bracelets, pins,
and necklaces and start a
new trend.
"We have to combat ignor-
ance and the revisionists,"
Falbaum says. "The farther
we are removed from the ac-
tual fact (the Holocaust), you
know knowledge of it is going
to wane. In another 50 years
the survivors will all be gone
and the revisionists will have
that much more power."
Falbaum is director of pub-
lic relations for Perry Drugs,
and has helped to promote
the Holocaust Memorial Cen-
ter dinner the last two years.

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