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October 27, 1989 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-10-27

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Dwarfs

Continued from Page 24

The family was aware of
their privileged status in
Auschwitz. Two more families
lived close to them — and sur-
vived — because the little
people were able to make
their tormentors believe that
members of the two other
families and they were blood
relatives.
After awhile, the normal-
sized sisters were made to
work with the trucks going
around constantly between
barracks, collecting cadavers.
Lea and Szeren learned how
to heave • dead bodies on the
slowly moving trucks by hav-
ing one sister take two lifeless
hands and the other grab the
corpses' feet.
Losing the war, fleeing from
the opposition, the Germans
attempted to evacuate the
death camps. Before the in-
mates could be herded outside
the camps in Auschwitz, Dr.
Mengele disappeared. He did
not manage to find an answer
to the puzzling riddle of dwar-
fism. He planned, however, to
exhibit the skeletons of the
seven dwarfs in Berlin's,
Institute for Race, Bio-
logical, and Anthropological
Museum. This institute was
the recipinet of all the col-
lected data of the ex-
periments on the dwarfs.. The
movie — taken where the
seven siblings were standing

onstage without clothing,
while Dr. Mengele pointed at
them with the long rod — was
intended for this place, also.
Psychologist Bruno Bet-
telheim said in an introduc-
tion to a volume titled
Auschwitz, by Dr. Miklos
Nyiszil, "Dr. Mengele and
hundreds of other far more
prominent physicians, men
trained long before the advent
of Hitler coming to power,
were participants in these
human experiments and in
the pseudo-scientific in-
vestigations that went with
them. It is this pride in pro-
fessional skill and knowledge,
irrespective of moral implica-
tion, that is so dangerous.
Auschwitz is gone, but as long
as this attitude remains with
us, we shall not be safe from
the criminal indifference to
life at its core?'
Three of the ten Ovics sibl-
ings are alive. Elizabeth and
Perla live together in Haifa.
A third sister of normal
growth also lives in Israel.
The baby, Simson grew into a
normal-sized man. He lives in
Israel, is married and has
children of his own.

Gisela Weisz is a free-lance
writer in Indianapolis. She is
a survivor of Hungarian
labor camps and the ghetto of
Budapest.

I NEWS I

Manhunt Is Underway
For Mass Murderer

Tel Aviv (JTA) — A
manhunt is under way for a
32- year-old West Bank
Palestinian suspected of
committing the worst
criminally motivated mass
murders in Israel's history.
So far, seven bodies have
been found in Tel Aviv and
Jaffa — five women and two
men — all linked to drug-
dealing and prostitution.
The suspect's name and
identity are being withheld.
The suspect may have
been an informant for
Israel's internal security
service, Shin Bet, the police
hinted Tuesday.
That possibility seems to
have been raised in-
advertently by police
sources, discussing regula-
tions that allow Palestinian
workers from the West Bank
and Gaza Strip who have
criminal records to spend the
night in Israel.
The sources said they had
no quarrel with the Shin Bet
for permitting the murder
suspect to live in Israel, as
he was being, rewarded for

services apparently
rendered Shin Bet in the
past.
Police said Tuesday that a
West Bank Palestinian
implicated in the murders,
but not the actual
perpetrator, was in custody.
The crimes were
discovered Oct. 20, after the
resident of an apartment
house in the Shapira
quarter, a poor working-
class neighborhood in south
Tel Aviv, complained to
police of a stench emanating
from a ground-floor apart-
ment.
On breaking into the
apartment, police discovered
the decomposing bodies of
two women and a man, par-
tially naked with black
nylon cords around their
necks.
Clues found in that in-
vestigation led detectives to
an apartment on Yehuda
Hayamit Street in Jaffa,
where they found four more
naked bodies.
The slayings are believed
to have been drug-related.

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