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PURELY COMMENTARY

PHILIP SLOMOVITZ

Editor Emeritus

Nazis' Auto Fact Stealing Detected

N

azi policies of hiding
truth about Jewish
accomplishments and
attainments in the arts,
science and literature as well
as technical discoveries have
compelled German apologies
in the post-war era.
Even with the "Lorelei" by
Heinrich Heine, which
became virtually the German
national anthem, its usage
and actual existence was
denied by the Nazis. The in-
human policies created
shame for the German people.
The latest expose of "the
big lie" is now revealed in an
interesting account provided
by a prominent electrical and
mechanical engineer Frank
L. Theyleg, who retired from
40 years of professional work
in the community and with
the Ford Motor Co. He was a
leader in Technion.
The famous discovery in-
volving him was related by
me in The Jewish News on
April 12, 1946, and was syn-
dicated by the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency to the
English-Jewish press in all
English speaking countries
under the title "Jew Gave
Automobile to World."
The story was about
Siegfried Marcus, Berlin
born, Viennese inventor, who
was the first to perfect
gasoline-driven motor
vehicles.
Upon the publication of my
article, Frank Theyleg began

professional testing and
verified the Marcus discovery.
He pursued that task as a
grand-nephew of the inventor.
The Nazis, as in all in-
stances of hiding facts about
creative Jews, denied that a
Jew had perfected the modern
automobile. Theyleg did not
stop pursuing the task of af-
firming his uncle's discovery.
Now he informs us about the
Nazi fraud to hide Marcus'
achievements. His discovery
is related in a letter I secured
from him.
Some years ago, we
shared my research results
into the work of my
ancestor, the automotive
pioneer Siegfried Marcus,
which you published at
that time. I noted that there
is every expert indication
that Marcus was indeed
first in creating a func-
tional gasoline-fueled
motor vehicle with most
design characteristics still
used today, but that ap-
plicable documented proof
could not be located
because such records were
probably destroyed by the
Nazis.
Recently, when search-
ing the Daimler-Benz files
in Stuttgart-Untertuerk-
heim, Germany, Mr.
Mordechai Rimon, Kib-
butz Davrat, whose grand-
father was Marcus'
brothel; located the attach-
ed directive by the

course welcome to publish
both the original Nazi let-
ter and my translation, at
your convenience.
Undertaking to expose
outrageous Nazi distortions,
Theyleg proceeded to do
research that has rendered a
great service.
The revelation of the actual
distortions is contained in the
original Nazi confessional
that accompanied Theyleg's
message to me.

Siegfried Marcus

Marcus' First Auto

Ministry of the infamous
Joseph Goebbels, dated
July 4, 1940, which clearly
confirms that the Nazis
eradicated the records of
Marcus' pioneering work
and also "aryanized" the
motor vehicle by ordering
the attribution of its crea-
tion to Carl Benz and Got-
tlieb Daimler, exclusively.
I am also attaching my
translation of that docu-
ment and you are, of

To the Directorate of the
Daimler-Benz A.G. in Stut-
tgart-Untertuerkheim:
Concerns: The actual in-
ventor of the automobile.
In reply to your letter of
May 30, 1940 — Dr. Wo/Fa.-.
The Bibliographic In-
stitute and the Publisher
F.A. Brockhaus have been
instructed that, in the
future, in "Meyer's Conver-
sation Lexicon" and in the
"Great Brockhaus" not
Siegfried Marcus but the
two German engineers
Gottlieb Daimler and Carl
Benz are to be designated
as the creators of the
modern motor vehicle.
By order /s/ Dr.
Erckmann.

The many Nazi falsifica-
tions need recalling. The
"Lorelei" by Heine is notable.
In "Commentary" that ap-
peared in The Jewish News, of
Oct. 13, 1972, I gave this ac-

count of the formal German
apologies and the return of
honor to the famously ac-
claimed hymn:
Another chapter is being
added to the German
atonement story. The Nazi
crime is continually being
relegated to a state of con-
demnation. The New Ger-
many repudiates the Hitler
insanities, and the in-
sanities even of the less
guilty are rejected as
abominations.
Now we are about to
witness a new demonstra-
tion of decency: the
renewal of recognition of
the genius of Heinrich
Heine.
His name had been eras-
ed from German records
by the Nazis. The most
popular of all German
songs, "Die Lorelei" had
been credited to an
anonymous author by the
Hitlerites. Whatever ex-
isted of knowledge about
Heine had been hidden.
Now Germany worships
him anew, and the man
who has been called Ger-
many's greatest poet-
singer has been returned
to the legacies of Ger-
many's great literary
accomplishments.
Early this year it was an-
nounced in Bonn that
under the leadership of

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Warrior Who Talks Tough Endowed With Softness

A

riel Sharon has never
been out of the lime-
light. The military
hero of the war against Egypt
was the advocate of political
militancy and toughness in
his tackling of the nation's
needs.
There was the negative
aspect when he was blamed
for the horrible Sabra and
Shatilla mishap. Even then

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1990

he was not without defense.
Now, he is again in a domi-
nant role, supervising the
Likud Government's respon-
sibility for housing the Rus-
sian newcomers to Israel. He
has demanded extreme ac-
tions on that score, for which
he was overruled by a court
decision which rejected
utilization of hotels for im-
migrant housing.
Admired as "Arie," as he is
affectionately called by his
supporters in the public eye,
in the media, he is the mili-
tant extremist. It is as he was
front-paged by the New York
Times magazine on July 8
where Joel Bunkley por-
trayed him as "talking
tough?' He does not dispute
the designation since he de-
scribes himself in his auto-
Warrior,
biography as
(Ibuchstone Books — Simon
and Schuster).
The Sharon autobiography
is as much history as it is self
evaluation. His life's ex-

periences are recalled in large
measure to defend his actions
and policies. There was need
to describe the tests he faced.
Especially in the present
crisis his views have great
value in judging the threats
and dangers as well as deter-
minations to adhere to defen-
sive national duties.
Therefore, the autobiography
already drew enough interest
to create the demand for War-
rior and have it extended in-
to the newly published 550
page paperback.
The paperback serves anew
to indicate the alluded-to soft-
ness in a man who is con-
sidered the most militant
among his devoted followers.
The epilogue in Warrior
provides us with a marvelous
explanation of softness
overshadowing extreme
militarism. As Sharon defines
himself on that score:

In some ways Israel's
political experience casts a

somber shadow on our
ability to rise above our
own divisiveness. But there
is room for optimism too.
We are, after all, a people
with almost 4,000 years of
history linking one genera-
tion to the next, a people
who despite everything
have been able to over-
come whatever was in-
flicted on us both by our
enemies and by ourselves.
It is the business of our
generation to summon up
that same genius and in-
sure that our link in this
ancient chain remains
unbroken.
We understand that
clearly, all of us do. We also
know that in the face of a
mountain of problems, our
parents and we ourselves
have managed the most
remarkable achievements.

The paperback edition
becomes compelling reading.
The challenges demand
fullest understanding of

AO.

Ariel Sharon

"Arie" Sharon and his
associates. In his new position
as supervisor of housing for
the Russian Jews there is also
the demand for respect for
this leader of many qualities
who has emerged among the
most criticized. His book is
now available to the masses
and should be utilized to
understand him. It may also
lead to admiring him. ❑

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