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October 27, 1989 - Image 53

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-10-27

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Ann Arbor May House State's
Second Holocaust Memorial



Staff Writer

Edie Slotkin


Slotkin And Hart
Chair Super Sunday

Edie Slotkin and Sharon
Hart have been named
chairmen of the Allied Jewish
► • Campaign 1990 Super Sun-
day telethon, to be held Dec.
Several hundred volunteers
will call thousands of
households that day from the
United Hebrew Schools

building in Southfield.
Slotkin, who also served as
chairman of the 1989
telethon, is a recipient of

Federation's Sylvia Simon
Greenberg Award for Young
Leadership. She has held





n an effort to conserve
costs, Jewish Federation
Apartments will study
energy efficiency in two of
its housing projects.
The Federation Apart-
ments will use a $25,000
grant from the Community
Foundation for Southeastern
Michigan to conduct a
technical energy analysis on
its 268 units in phases one
and two in Oak Park, said
Apartments Executive Di-
rector Helen Naimark
The foundation approved
the grant Oct. 11. Eighty
non-profit agencies in
Michigan received grants,
totalling $711,000. Most of
the grants were given for
energy conservation projects
but others were for projects
in the arts, family de-
velopment, health, civic and
Federation Apartments
has already spent about
$6,000 to hire an engineer to
do the study.


several positions of leader-
ship, both with Federation
and the national Women's
Division of the United Jewish

Hart is immediate past
president of Federation's
Women's Division and has
served as vice president and
Campaign chairman of the
division. She is a member of
Federation's Board of Gover-
nors, on the board of Fresh
Air Society and a former vice
president of the Jewish Fami-
ly Service.

Federation Apartments
Begins Energy Study

Staff Writer

I •

Sharon Hart

The remaining $19,000
will be used to determine the
extent of energy efficiency of
the Prentis buildings on Ten
Mile Road in Oak Park.
Naimark said it was time
to do the study because the
apartments are the agency's
oldest units.
Naimark expects the
energy study to begin in
December. It should be com-
pleted early next year, she
Once the analysis is fin-
ished, the Apartments can
apply for a grant to imple-
ment the recommendations,
Naimark said.

The Jewish Community
Center also received a
$2,000 grant for an exhibit
featuring art from the
children of the Holocaust,
said Adele Silver, JCC
cultural arts director.
But the exhibit was
delayed until early 1991,
forcing the JCC to return the
money to the Community
Foundation. Silver said the
JCC would reapply for the
grant. ❑

Tans are under way
for the state's second
memorial to
Holocaust victims, expected
to be built in the form of a
monument in Ann Arbor
within the next two years.
The Ann Arbor Holocaust
Memorial Foundation, a
non-profit corporation set up
last year, was expected to
meet this week to discuss
three or four potential sites
for the memorial, said Larry
Crockett, foundation vice
president. The foundation
hopes the city will donate
land for the site, and provide
long-term maintenance,
Crockett said.
Crockett said the
memorial would cost bet-
ween $75,000 and $150,000,
which would be raised
through private donations
and grants. Already,
Crockett said, United
Jewish Appeal has given the
foundation between $2,000
and $3,000.
Once a site is selected, the
foundation will sponsor a
national design competition.
The project is the brain-
child of former Ann Arbor
City Council member Seth
Hirshorn, director of the
public administration pro-
gram at the University of
Michigan — Dearborn cam-
Hirshorn opted to estab-
lish a memorial to the Six
Million killed during the
Holocaust while serving on
the council three years ago.
At his urging, the council
passed a resolution calling
for the creation of the
The memorial will be used
to educate the community
about the Holocaust,
Crockett said. It also will be
a public reminder of the
"There is a strong feeling
that we'd like some focus on
children," Crockett said.
"The important thing here is
that it is attractive to the
educational process."
Crockett said the com-
mittee may work with local
temples and churches to
muster support of school
children. One way of getting
children involved in the pro-
ject, he said, would be to
offer membership to the
memorial for $1 or $2.
The committee is compos-
ed of 26 Ann Arbor
residents, including Hir-



Larry Crockett: Seeking funds.
shorn, president of the foun-
dation, U-M Hillel Director
Michael Brooks, Rabbi
Robert Dubrusin, Michigan
Association for Ethiopian
Jewry President Jack Edels-
tein, foundation secretary,
the Rev. Timothy Crowley

and City Council member
Dr. Jerry Schleicher.
In addition to the
Holocaust Memorial Center
in West Bloomfield, there
are 18 Holocaust museums
and 12 memorials in the
United States. ❑

John Mames Receives
Leadership Award

Dr. John Mames will be
given the first Holocaust
Memorial Center leadership
award at the HMC's fifth an-
niversary dinner to be held
Nov. 12 at the Westin Hotel.
A Holocaust survivor from
Krakow, Poland, Dr. Mames,
a dentist, was educated at the
University of Heidelberg and
the University of Michigan.
At U-M, he received his doc-
torate in dental surgery.
He has spent a lifetime
working for causes, among
them Shaarit Haplaytah
Organization and Holocaust
Memorial Center, the Jewish
Community Council commit:
tee on the Holocaust, the
American Red Magen David
for Israel, the Greter Detroit
Interfaith Round Table of the
National Conference of Chris-
tians and Jews, the coor-
dinating committee on
Holocaust, and Israel Bonds.
Dr. Mames is credited with
pioneering the Holocaust
Memorial. Center's oral
history project, which has pro-
vided over 100 testimonial
videotapes by Holocaust
"We the survivors of the
Nazi Holocaust feel that this
is our moral obligation and
sacred duty to perpetuate the
memory of our martyrs and
heroes and expose and teach
their grim lesson of this horri-
ble period with all its grave
implications," Dr. Mames

said. "The myth of non-
resistance is deeply disturb-
ing to us and completely un-
justified. It is a sacrilegious
rage and cruel vilification at
our six million murdered peo-
ple. Throughout the years, we
attempted to dispel this myth
and vicious slanders."
At the dinner, righteous-
ness awards will be given to
Dr. Rudolf Vrba of Vancouver,
who wrote a book about being
one of five survivors who
escaped from Auschwitz and
reported its inner-workings to
the world, and George
Mandel Mantello of Rome,
who issued 10,000-15,000 El
Salvadoran citizenship papers
to Jewish victims in Nazi-
occupied Europe and helped
disseminate Vrba's report to
the free world.
Gove James Blanchard also
will speak.


C.H.A.I.M., Children of
Holocaust-Survivors Associa-
tion in Michigan will
celebrate its 10th anniversary
7:45 p.m. Saturday at the
Jewish Community Center in
West Bloomfield. Helen Ep-
stein, whose pioneering book,
Children of the Holocaust,
helped begin the children of
survivors movement in this
country, will speak.


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