Holocaust impact lingers
The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 13, 1984 - Page3
By RANDI HARRIS
Remembering the Holocaust in which six million
Jews were killed during World War II is the only way
to prevent such a tragedy from occurring again,
Prof. Henry Feingold, a specialist in American-
Jewish history said Sunday.
Keeping silent or trying to bury the Holocaust from
memory "would be as immoral and as unethical as
those who did nothing at the time,"~ he told an
audience of more than 50 inthe Rackham Amphi-
F EINGOLD, a history professor at the City
University of New York, who has written several
books on the Holocaust, spoke at a week-long
conference on the Holocaust sponsored by Hillel and
23 other groups. The conference ends thursday.
'(The Holocaust) will be
either meaningless ; and
random ... or the core of our
- Prof. Henry Feingold
Many people fail. to distinguish the Holocaust from
other incidents in history in which groups have been
persecuted, the German-born Feingold said.
Recognizing the unique circumstances of the
Holocaust will preserve "some of the truth of
Auschwitz" in people's memories, he said.
ALTHOUGH Eastern Europe was "the most
modern region of the world," great numbers of Jews
were murdered in concentration camps such as
Auschwitz, Feingold said.
That paradox makes the Holocaust stand out in
history, Feingold said.
While Feingold said the Holocaust has had an
impact on history it isn't clear how strong that affect
"Every vulnerable and weak minority has hit upon
the Holocaust metaphor," he said. But "the verdict is
not yet in," on how much the Holocaust has
influenced people's thinking.
"(The Holocaust) will be either meaningless and
random ... or the core of our center."
HAPPENINGS- Council remembers
Janet H. Johnson, director of the Oriental Institute at the University of
Chicago, will present the fifth annual G. G. Cameron Lecture entitled "Ex-
plorations Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Eastern Desert." The lecture is
at 4 p.m., in the Rackham Amphitheater.
CFT - To Catch a Thief, 7 p.m., North By Northwest, 9:10 p.m., Michigan
University Symphony Orchestra - Carl St. Clair, Strause E in
Heldenleban, 8 p.m., Hill Aud. David Gompper, Recital, 8 p.m., Recital
Union Arts - Michigan Union Poetry Series, Carolyn Balducci, Kuenzel
Ecumenical Center/International Center - James Blaker, "U.D. Defense
needs," noon, 603 E. Madison.
Hillel - Abram Sachar, "The Redemption of the Unwanted: From the
Liberation of the Death Camps to the Founding of Israel," 7:30 p.m.,
Chemistry Department - Valerie Gunn, "Syntheses and Characterization
of Nucleic Acid Base Derivatives of Poly (trimethyleneimine), room 1200,
CRLT - Alfred Storye, "Speaking Skills, Part II," 7 p.m., CLRT.
Bioengineering - Thomas Vaalburg, "Opportunities for Bioengineers," 4
p.m., room 1042 East Engineering Building.
Russian and East European studies - Alexander Dallin, "American Per-
ceptions and Soviet Realities," room 100, Law School.
Chinese Studies - Richard Ford, "An Ethnobotanical Examination of the
Free Markets of China," noon, Lane Hall Commons.
Disabled Student Services - Presentation, "Accepting Differences:
Everyone Benefits," 4 p.m., Pendelton Room, Union.
Psychobiology - Colloquium, "Series: Evolution of Language, I, May
Moody, Stebbins, Stephenson," 12:30 p.m., room 1057, MHRI.
Washtenaw Council for Arts/Amerocam Contemporary Choral Ensemble
- Boris Frank, Fundraising seminars, 9 a.m., 423 S. Fourth Street.
English Language and Literature - Peter Stiff, "Imagism Gone
Baroque," 4 p.m., West Conference Room, Rackham.
School of Art - Michael Kapetan, "Sacred Art and Architecture in the
Balkens," noon, Art and Architecture Building.
Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship - Bruce Thomas, "Fulfilled Prophecy,"
room 126, East Quad.
HRD - Joyce Morgan, "Punctuation ... Clinic!" 1 p.m., Room 4051, LSA
Building. Zena Aumeta, "Conflict Management/Negotiation," 8:30 a.m.,
Room 130 LSA Building. Ken Jones, "Effective Leadership," 1 p.m., Room
130 LSA Building.
The Marc Society - Mercedes Vaquero, "El Poema De Alfonso XI y la
Epica," 4:10, East Conference Room, Rackham.
Soundings - Joanne E. Turnbull, "Rhythm and Blues: Women, Roles,
and Depression," 7:30 p.m., 1413 Washtenaw Ave.
Statistics Department - Dorota Dabrowska, "Rank Tests for Indepen-,
dence for Bivariate Censored Data," 4 p.m., room 451, Mason Hall.
Rudolf Steiner Institute - E. Katz, "The Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ in
the Lemurian and Atlantean Times," 8p.m., 1923 Geddes.
Eclipse Jazz - AACM, the Avant-garde, Modern Development - Micheal
Nastos, Studio B, WUOM, LSA Building.
Lesbian Network - 7:30, Guild House.
Ann Arbor Go Club -7 p.m., room 1433, Mason Hall.
CEW Job Hunt Club, noon, 350S. Thayer Ave.
His House Christian Fellowship - 7:30 p.m., 925 East Ann Street.
Museum of Art - "Art Break," 12:10 p.m., Museum of Art.
Rackham/LSA/Western European Studies - Videotapes, "Voices from
the Ranks of the Military," noon, Angell 06.
Michigan Rugby - Practice, 9 p.m., Tartan Turf.
By ERIC MATTSON
City Council last night voted unan-
imously to declare March 11-18 a week
of remembrance for victims of the
The resolution, proposed by Coun-
cilman Raphael Ezekiel (D-First
Ward), was partly a move to counter a
Nazi rally outside City Hall scheduled
for March 17.
A SOMBER Ezekiel read the
proposal which said: "It is important to
protect the Democratic values of
American society whenever they are
"We call on the people of this com-
munity to rededicate themselves to the
ideals of human dignity and freedom in
their homes, houses of worship, and
public gatherings on those days," he
The remembrance also coincides
with the annual conference on the
Holocaust being held in Ann Arbor this
IN OTHER council action, Council-
man Richard Deem (R-Second
Ward) reported that a non-profit
organization searching for a permanent
shelter for Ann Arbor's homeless is
Deem said the group should recom-
mend a location for the shelter by May.
The city's current contract with St.
Andrew's church, that serves as a tem-
porary shelter for the homeless, ex-
pires April 1,-
City Council also tabled, two
resolutions on the proposed Tally Hall
parking structure and restaurant plaza
on the 400 block of East Washington un-
til next week.
Face Lift AP Photo
Repairs continue on the Statue of Liberty in New York. The restorations,
which are scheduled to take 30 months to complete at a cost of $39 million,
will toughen the monument in time for its 100-year anniversary in October
Church fuels Pea sant war
Council proposes foot
patrol to deter rape
By ERIC MATTSON
If City Councilmember Raphael
Ezekiel (D-Third Ward) has his way,
Ann Arbor police officers will step out
of their cruisers and onto the pavement.
Ezekiel is pushing for more foot
patrols to reduce the number of rapes in
LAST WEEK, city Council passed
Ezekiel's proposal 10-1 to set up a
committee to study the feasibility of the
patrols. The committee will start
meeting in about a month, and return
to council with their recommendations
in three to six months.
But the proposal may face some op-
position from an important party in the
venture - the police. "The police chief
is reluctant," Ezekiel said, possibly
because it would require extensive
changes in the current procedure.
Police Chief William Corbett declined
to comment on the plan.
EZEKIEL SAID he has studied the
idea of police foot patrols for about two
years, and thinks officers could still
respond to calls quickly enough even
though they would not be in cars.
He explained that in his plan, officers
would still patrol in cars, but would
park periodically to patrol on foot.
Ezekiel said he is asking for mem-
bers of anti-rape groups, the Merchants
Association, women's groups, the
University, the Ann Arbor police, and
the school district to participate on the
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prayer and presents.
PRIESTS tried to offer a different
message from the Bible, she said, by
relating passages to particular inciden-
ts in workers' lives.
Nissen cited an example in which a
priest linked a Biblical passage to a
past visit from an important gover-
nment official who was seeking votes in
the next election.
Nissen said the priest would ask the
peasants such questions as "What were
his motives for coming? Did he change
anything? How did the people react?"
"WELL," the priest would say, "He
made a long promise and everybody got
drunk at a big fiesta. But the ground he
inaugurated for a new health center is
still an empty field and a year-and-a-
half has gone by."
"THAT'S demagoguery," Nissen
told Sunday's audience of students and
elderly church members, during the
lecture sponsored by the Wesley Foun-
dation, a campus ministry.
Since the 1980 murder of Archbishop
Oscar Romero by a right-wing military
squad, the Church's role in the
Salvadoran's fight has been a focus of
public attention, Nissen said.
THE BIGGEST SALE EVER?
"THE MURDER of this soft-spoken,
but outspoken pastor created the first
martyr of the Salvadoran struggle,"
she said, adding that his succesor Ar-
turo Rivera Ye Damas has become his
Romero's speeches always drew
large crowds and he usually lashed out
at political leaders. In 1980 he wrote to
former President Jimmy Carter,
asking him to stop the flow of U.S.
military aid to the Salvadoran gover-
But while the church is considered an
adversary of the revolution in El
Salvador, it is an enemy of the
revolution in Nicaragua, Nissen said.
The church withdrew its support for the
Sandinista regime when its leaders
denied workers freedom of speech
and press guaranteed in the revolution.
Sandinistas' deliberate interruptions
of Pope John Paul's address in
Managua last summer also widened the
rift between the church and the gover-
nment and strengthened the counter
revolutionary forces, Nissen said.
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