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March 30, 1990 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-03-30

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years from now (because it's
not biodegradable)," she says.
University of Michigan
students and staff are being
joined by 76 groups for Earth-
Day II. One of the most visi-
ble is the Ecology Center of
Ann Arbor. "We began, along
with 20 other ecology centers
that were established across
the nation, 20 years ago," says
Rebecca Kantor, Earth Day
and membership coordinator
for the center.
Only four of those centers
survive, but the Ann Arbor
center has "grown tremen-
dously," says Kantor. "We're
setting records for participa-
tion rates." With 2,000
members, a budget of more
than $1 million and a host of
programs, the center is even
beginning to have political
clout. On April 2, Ann Arbor
citizens will vote on a $28.2
million bond proposal that
would fund recycling and
landfill programs. The center
has been actively pushing for
the proposal.
The Ann Arbor Recycling
coalition says the city can
recover 35,000 tons of
recyclable material per year
and reduce the amount of gar-
bage sent to the city's landfill

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A young Polish officer who
was smuggled into — and out
of — the Warsaw Ghetto and
Belzec death camp and tried
to warn the world about the
Nazi Holocaust will speak in
Flint next week.
Prof. Jan Karski of
Georgetown University in

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the anti-Nazi underground.
After getting into the War-
saw Ghetto and Belzec, he
was spirited to England to
meet with Winston Chur-
chill and to the United
States where he met with
Franklin Roosevelt. After
returning to Europe he was
captured by the Gestapo.

'Partisans' Opens
Moscow Festival

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by 50 percent if the proposal
passes.
The students on the steer-
ing committee had different
reasons for getting directly
involved with ecological
issues. For Bettigole, it began
with a day spent in the White
Mountains of New Hamp-
shire. "We were hiking on Mt.
Washington and when we got
to the top it was a concrete
jungle," he recalls. "There
was this incredible beauty
and it was tainted."
For Rosenfeld, acting in the
play Hair and taking a class
called "Biology and Human
Affairs" opened her eyes.
Oleinick recalls a drive a
few years ago, with Israeli
friends, to the Tel Aviv gar-
bage dump.. "While we were
driving back in the car, my
friends threw their garage
out the window," says
Oleinick. She protested and
had her friends return to the
dump and deposit their
refuse.
"They said to me: If you
could make us do that then
you could make others," says
Oleinick. She believes Israel
is 10 years behind the United
States in environmental
awareness. ❑

Holocaust Hero
To Speak In Flint

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Washington — Partisans of
Vilna, the award-winning
Holocaust documentary pro-
duced by former Detroiter
Aviva Kempner, opened
the Jewish Film Festival in
Moscow on March 24.
The festival, which will
run through the end of the
month, is the first major
Jewish cultural event in the
Soviet Union in 50 years.

Jan Karski:
Issued warning.

Half-Marathon
Adds Walk

Washington, D.C., will
discuss "The Plight of Polish
Jews, 1918 to 1943" 7 p.m.
April 3 at the Polish
Cultural Center, 3415 N.
Linden Rd., Flint.
Prof. Karski was taken
prisoner by the Red Army in
1939. He escaped and joined

The 14th annual West
Bloomfield Half-Marathon
will include a non-
competitive walk honoring
the 20th annual Earth Day
April 22.
There are entry fees. For in-
formation, call Elaine Bo,
334-5660.

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