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April 28, 1995 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-04-28

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INSIDE: DETROIT/ THEY'RE PACKING UP FOR MIRACLE MISSION II;
AFTERMATH/ OKLAHOMA JEWS WERE SPARED, ASSIST VICTIMS.

28 NISAN 5755/APRIL 28, 1995

A Movement Growing
In Our Own Back Yard

Michigan Militia disavows bombing.

JILL DAVIDSON SKLAR STAFF WRITER

ohn Trochmann
claims to live by the
motto "Search out
truth yourself."
So when the new leader
of the Militia of Montana
heard that the Aryan
Nations offered a different
style of living at its armed
camp near Hayden Lake
in Idaho, he packed up and
moved.
Although the lifestyle
did not suit his family's
needs ("tremendous lack
of discipline...tremendous
promiscuity"), he returned Alleged roots of tragedy could be traced to
to the camp several times. Michigan.
He talked to residents,
dropped off mail and air-con- an affiliation with the anti-
ditioning parts, attended a bag- Semitic, racist group, he now
pipe wedding in the clapboard runs a paramilitary organiza-
church and spoke at their tion that has some followers
and associates in Michigan.
World Youth Congress.
The way Mr. Trochmann
"It is a fairly nice place," he
said, describing the grounds sees it, the Militia of Montana
outfitted with a guard tower (MOM) is a group of
Americans protecting their
and barbed wire.
While he no longer claims MOVEMENT page 22

161

Honoring A Memory

U.S. district judges remember one of their own.

JENNIFER FINER STAFF WRITER

T

How are American Jews reacting
to Newt Gingrich's rise to political power?

NEIL RUBIN SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH NEWS

Story on page 38

wenty-five years after his
death, Theodore Levin is
still described as one of
the greatest judges ever
to sit on the U.S. District Court
for the Eastern District of
Michigan.
On Monday, the downtown
building that never really had
a name — but was referred to
as the Federal Courthouse —
will be named the Theodore
Levin United States
Courthouse.
Judge Levin's colleagues pre-
viously honored his memory by
naming the courthouse library
after him and establishing the
Theodore Levin Foundation,
using the fund's interest to pay
for a yearly judicial retreat.

Friends and colleagues who
knew the judge describe him as
a man committed to his work,
his family, his community and
Judaism.
Those who appeared before
Judge Levin in court said they
received a fair and honest hear-
ing, even if they did not prevail.
He was the kind of judge
who did not always wear his ju-
dicial robe because he felt it was
too formal and unnecessary
during hearings or motions.
Mayor Dennis Archer, Rep.
Barbara-Rose Collins, Rep.
Sander Levin, Rep. John
Dingell, Sen. Carl Levin,
Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit President

MEMORY page 8

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