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July 21, 1995 - Image 35

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-07-21

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`95 QUEST WAGON

Sarajevo JCC
Hit By Mortar

Berlin (JTA) — For the first time
in the three-year-old war in
Bosnia, the Jewish community's
headquarters in Sarajevo has
taken a direct hit.
A 120 mm mortar shell hit the
Jewish community center in the
Bosnian capital.
According to Jacob Finci, pres-
ident of La Benevolencija, the
Jewish community's non-sectar-
ian aid agency, no one was hurt.
"The shell hit the top floor and
destroyed an unused room.
Since it was after our regular
lunch time, almost no one was in
the building," he said, speaking
by telephone from his Sarajevo
apartment.
Mr. Finci said he and Ivan
Ceresnjes, community president,
received telephone calls from both
the Bosnian Serbs and the Bosn-
ian government.
Each blamed the other side for
the attack.
Mr. Finci, who maintains a
strictly apolitical stance in the on-
going conflict between the Bosn-
ian government and rebel Serbs,
refused to speculate on which
group was responsible for the as-
sault.
"We're still feeding people
every day, whether they are
Jews, Croats, Serbs or Muslims,"
he said when asked to comment
about the telephone calls.
Aided by supplies from the
American Jewish Joint Distrib-
ution Committee, England's
World Jewish Relief and a net-
work of ad hoc organizations op-
erating throughout Europe, La
Benevolencija has become one of
the most effective humanitarian
aid agencies operating in the war
zone today, distributing food, mail
and medicine.
But because of recent heavy
shelling, less than half of the 320
daily visitors to La Benevolenci-
ja's soup kitchen have come there
during the past month.
And with all access routes into
Sarajevo blocked and nearly 100
tons of food waiting in rented
warehouses outside the city, La
Benevolencija no longer has food
packages to give out.
"We've asked for cash wire
transfers to be made," Mr. Finci
said, "and we hope to be able to
provide all community members
with around $30 per month. That
should help them buy necessi-
ties."
World Jewish Relief officials
reported from London that
$15,000 has just been wired suc-
cessfully to the community's
bank. The attack came amid an
increasingly tense situation in
Bosnia.
Bosnia Serb forces overtook a
U.N. safe haven in Srebrenica

this week, as NATO forces con-
ducted some air attacks and were
considering their next move.
Military observers believe this
will be a dangerous, if not deci-
sive summer for the warring
armies.
Yet while many Sarajevans
are too afraid to go outside, Jew-
ish life goes on.
The Jewish community has
launched a summer program of
Jewish culture.
Twice weekly, about 20 Jews,
Muslims, Croats and Serbs gath-
er in the community center to
learn about and discuss Jewish
history, to watch videos on Israel
— on a television with a gasoline-
drivengenerator — and to study
Hebrew.

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`95 AL T V INIA GXE

Religious Property
Will be Returned

New York (JTA) — The prime
minister of Hungary has assured
Jewish leaders that religious
property seized during World
War II would be returned with-
in a 10-year period.
The pledge was made earlier
this month during Prime Minis-
ter Gyula Horn's visit to the Unit-
ed States.
All communal property be-
longing to the Catholic, Luther-
an and Calvinist churches and
the Jews will be returned, said
Elan Steinberg, executive direc-
tor of the World Jewish Congress.
The property includes Jewish
schools and synagogues, said Mr.
Steinberg, who attended a meet-
ing between Horn and WJC of-
ficials here.
Next month, the Hungarian
government's working commit-
tee on restitution is scheduled to
meet with Jewish representatives
in Budapest, Mr. Steinberg said.
"Jewish property will be con-
sidered on an equal basis with
the others," he said.
He added that by Sept. 30, a
list of property to be returned
would be finalized.
Compensation for religious
property that cannot be returned
would take place over a period of
two decades.
Aspects of the Hungarian resti-
tution issue remain murky, how-
ever.
No solution exists for the re-
turn of individual property that
has no heirs as a result of the
Holocaust, the WJC official said.
In addition, the return of indi-
vidual property that has
claimants or heirs would be han-
dled by Hungary's existing pri-
vatization laws and legislation
that has not yet been introduced,
he said.

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