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November 05, 1993 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-11-05

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DETROIT

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21 CHESHVAN 5754/NOVEMBER 5, 1993

Aside

BUSINESS

Healthy At Home

Private-duty nursing
becomes big business.
Page 38

FOCUS

Community Access

Emigres use talent
for Russian cable TV
Page 64

Contents on page 3

New Agenda For Borman Hall

in five months, community leaders will decide to sell or close
Borman Hall and relocate its residents.

RUTH UTTMANN STAFF WRITER

D

etroit's Jewish Federation will
maintain the responsibility of car-
ing for the elderly, but Borman
Hall nursing home will be sold or
closed some time in 1994, officials said
Tuesday.
After more than a year of delibera-
tions about the Home's future, com-
munity leaders have determined that
the 28-year-old Seven Mile Road facil-
ity in Detroit is too expensive and prob-
lematic to continue operating. The plan
does not affect the Home's facilities at
Prentis Manor in Southfield and Fleis-
chman Residence in West Bloomfield.
"Borman Hall simply does not work

any longer — if it ever did — as a skilled
nursing home for our community," said
David Page, president of the Jewish Fed-
eration of Metropolitan Detroit, which
supports the facility. "We are not aban-
doning frail elderly in this community.
Quite the contrary.
"We continue to reaffirm that, for the
'90s and the next century, we have a com-
mitment to find the best ways to meet
their needs. But we can't and don't feel
comfortable about discharging that re-
sponsibility in the facility on Seven Mile
Road," Mr. Page said. "We must find some
other solution."
On Tuesday, board members of the

Federation, Jewish Home for Aged and
United Jewish Foundation proposed three
basic plans of action, with implementa-
tion to begin late next spring.
The first option involves selling Bor-
man Hall to an owner who would main-
tain it with its current residents and
Jewish programming.
A second plan, which could occur si-
multaneously, is to relocate Borman Hall
residents to facilities with Jewish pro-
gramming, or with plans for developing
Jewish programming with Federation's
help.

BORMAN page 16

Close Up:

Akiva's trip to the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.,
brings tears and sadness to three generations of Detroiters.

Studying about the Holocaust.

KIMBERLY LIFTON STAFF WRITER

illian Wohl of Southfield says she wasn't
slated to get a number tattooed on her
arm during the Holocaust.
As a teen-ager not strong enought for
heavy work, "I was destined for the gas
chamber," recalled Mrs. Wohl, one of 115
metropolitan Detroiters who last week toured the
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum during a one-
day trip to Washington, D.C. "By accident, I sur-
vived."
What she believes was an accident might very
well have been a mother's plan to save her child's
life during World War II. Mrs. Wohl's mother
switched places with her then 14-year-old daugh-
ter while they stood in separate lines at the
Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.
One line was slated for the labor camp. At the
head of the other line was Josef Mengele, "the an-
gel of death," who moved hordes of Jews direct-
ly into a gas chamber. Mrs. Wohl watched in
horror as her mother walked to her death.

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