Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1961-07-07, page 01
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COLUMBUS EDITION COLUMBUS EDITION NEW ISRAEL STAMP An item of unusual intereat to stamp oolleotors went on sale recently with the Issuance by the State of Israel of a special stamp commemorating the 10th anniversary ot the Israel Bond drive. Since its inception 10 years ago the Israel Bond CEunpaign has raised approximately $500,000,000 for the development of every sector ot Israel's economy. Above, a set of the new Israel Bond stamps, including a first-day cover, Is presented to Mrs. Jan Peerce, national chairman of the Women's Division of Israel Bonds, by Jacques Minkus, director of the Israel Philatelic Agency In America. Special displays of the stamp have been set up at Glmbels in New Yorlc and nt stores in 11 other major cities in various parts ot the United States. f'-nn li^.^^'H if ' ¦-''~C3U.-ia,, Eichmann KeDUKca His Own Counsel As Evidence Continues To Mount (Copyright, 1981, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.) JERUSALEM, (JTA) ~ Adolf Eichmann's determination to prove with testimony of exhausting detail his innocence ot ail charges in the Nazi slaughter of 8,000,000 European Jews is wearing thin not only on the audience and the three judges in his trial but also on his attorney as well. ¦ THE GROWING SIGNS of mutual distaste between Eichmann T.L School Faculty Continuing Studies Many members ot the Titeroth Israel Religious School Faculty have left the city for the summer to further their knowledge of Judaism and allied subjects in an effort to give the students every opportunity to avail themselves of a complete curriculum. David Zisenwine has received a signal honor. He has been selected by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America to receive the Mador Scholarship, a program of special training In preparation for the study of the Rabbinate. This sum¬ mer, he will study Intensively for two months, Hebrew, Bible and allied subjects. This study will prepare him to serve as counsellor at Camp Ramah for next summer. Camp Ramah is a Hebrew speak¬ ing camp under the sponsorship of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. EN OOLUMBUS, Zisenwine, while attending Ohio State Uni¬ versity, spends many hours dur¬ ing the week in the study of Midrash, Talmud and Bible In preparation for his entrance to the Seminary. As a recipient ot the Mador Scholarship, he is spending the summer at Camp Ramah In tho Poconos. Misses Sue Ross and Helen Roth at Camp Ramah In Nyack, N.Y., and Miss Debbie Zeiizer at Camp Ramah In Wisconsin are all serving tn various staff capaci¬ ties. SAUL P. WACHS is spending the summer at Camp Ramah In Nyack as Educational Director. Mrs. Wachs Is serving as a mem¬ ber of the faculty. Mrs. Nathan Nateman Is attend¬ ing the 10th Annual Seminar for U.S. Urged: 'Cancel Arab Students Aid' NEW YORK, (JTA) — Rabbi Bernard Bergman, president of the Religious Zionists of America, urged that the United States De¬ partment ot State "should cancel the scholarships and academic privileges of Arab students in the United States." Speaking at the 40th religious- labor anniversary banquet of the organization. Rabbi Bergman said such action should be taken because the Arab students "have been abusing the hospitality of this country, in a variety of illegal and wanton acts." These students recently picketed the conference of President Kennedy and Prime Minister David Ben-Gurlon to the everlasting huTOliiatlon and dis¬ grace of our Government. Jewish Teachers and Educators under the auspices of the Ameri¬ can Aasociation for Jewish Edu¬ cation and the Department of Education and Culture of the American Zionist (Council now in progress at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. THE FOUXlWING students of the Religious School are summer¬ ing at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin: David Swedlow, Marcia Shenker, Liarry Solove, Jack Roth and Marc Katz. Students who are campers at Camp Ramah In Nyack, N.Y. are: Steve Kanry, Steve Cohen, Stanley Relchgott and Greg Mar¬ gulles. MEL SGHOmNSTEIN NAMED HOLY DAY BOND SALES LEADER Al'vln E. Schottensteln, Colimi¬ bus Israel Bond chairman, an¬ nounced the appointment of Mel¬ vln Xk Schottensteln as <3olurabus High Holy Day chairman. Schot¬ tenstein will replace William Schiff, who is the honorary chair¬ man of the Ojiumbus campaign. Schottenstein Is an attorney with offices in the Huntington Bank Building. He and his wife Lennie, reside with their children Holly and Eric, at 2462 Caroline Ave. Schottensteln received his Bach- lor of Science emd Business Ad¬ ministration, and Law degrees from Ohio State University. He is a member ot Agudas Achim Con¬ gregation. In accepting the appointment, Schottenstein said, "I am confi¬ dent that Ctolumbus temples and synagogues will do their part to raise the overall goal ot $80,000,000 In Israel Bond sales for 1961. Last year more than $7,000,000 was raised on the High Holidays by nearly 650 participating sj^i- gogues. "THE ISRAEL BON© effort has special importance this year because It la dedicated to the cele¬ bration of Israel's Bar Mitzvah. This historic 'coming of age' ot the State of Israel has served as an inspiration to American Jewry tor a heightened effort to mobil¬ ize greater economic aid to Israel through the State of Israel Bond campaign. "The deep traditional signifi¬ cance of the Bar Mitzvah makes it uniquely appropriate as the focus ot a program ot greater effort for Israel Bonds in syna¬ gogues, particularly on the com¬ ing High Holidays." and Dr. Robert Servatius, his chief defense counsel, were cli¬ maxed at the 83rd session of the trial when the former Gestapo Colonel openly rebuked his at¬ torney. This happened when Servatius, acting in according with instruc¬ tions from Presiding Justice Moshe Landau, said he would skip some documents. Eichmann gave his lawyer a look of open disap¬ proval and In reply to a question, snapped back "as is plain trom the documents we skipped . . ." and went Into an Intricate ex¬ planation. Justice Landau again admon¬ ished Eichmann to end his inter¬ minable monologues and to reply briefly and specifically to the point of questions. But Eichmann was not to be restrained. IN HIS SUBSTANTIVE testi¬ mony, the witness stuck to his strategy of using any one of sev¬ eral formula answers to dispose of the incriminating prosecution documents which Dr, Servatius Introduced tn questioning. Eich¬ mann either lacked authority, or was carrying out superior orders, or was not present at the time, or simply did not remember. One such docirment was an In¬ ternational Red Cross report on a visit to the Theresienstadt con¬ centration camp near Prague and an interview with Eichmann In Prague. The report called Eich¬ mann a man "who played a first rate part in all these concentra¬ tion camps—a Reich plenipotenti¬ ary In the SS," Hitler's EUte Guard of sadists and murderers. "This document does not corres¬ pond to the truth," Eichmann re¬ torted. "I had no role. I had no authority." THERE WAS A memorandum from Eichmann to SS Major Theodor Dannecker, who had ask¬ ed what was to be done with the children of the Jews in France rounded up after the assassina¬ tion by Czech underground ot Heydrlch Relnhardt, the hang¬ man of the SS. Eichmann replied, according to the memorandum, that when de¬ portations were resumed to Nazi- held Poland,- "the trains with chil¬ dren can roil." "A misleading document," said Eichmann. He had issued the order oniy after approval from "above." In other testimony, Eichmann returned to another favorite theme to the effect that when¬ ever his limited powers permitted, he tried to help the Jews. The oc¬ casion was a discussion ot the treatment of the Jews ot Austria after the Hitler regime had swal¬ lowed up that country. Eichmann claimed he was responsible for saving Jewa trom arrest and tor getting others released from con¬ centration camps during the time he was head of the Nazi Central Emigration office In 'Vienna. Eichmann flatly denied the postwar testimony given by Sieg¬ fried Seidl, a commander of the Theresienstadt camp, who testi¬ fied at his war crimes trial that Eichmann had signed an order tor the execution ot nine Jewish Inmates ot the camp for smug¬ gling out letters warning other Jews of the Nazi genocide plans. EICHMAIVN INSISTED that he did not have authority to or¬ der executions in the camp. He also gave the version of prosecu¬ tion documents that he visited the camp after the executions were carried out. He said that during that visit he learned that regulations forbidding correspon¬ dence from the camp was the cause of the smuggling and that the regulations should be eased. He added that he transmitted this request to his superiors. Eichmann was questioned about a meeting with a Polish poet, Jochem Klepper, who came to him to appeal against a forced divorce trom his Jewish wife, which was Michigan Restricts 'Kosher' Label DETROIT, (JTA) — The State of Michigan has ruled that, henceforth, foods labeled "kosher" must be products sanctioned for such designa¬ tion by Orthodox religious re¬ quirements, it was announced here. The Ciouncll of Orthodox Rabbis will aid the State's Department of Agriculture on problems Involving enforce¬ ment of the new statute. Non- kosher products not sanction¬ ed under Orthodox Hebrew re¬ ligious reqiiirements will have to be labeled only "kosher- style." The ruling on behalf of the State department of Agricul¬ ture was anounced by J. L. Llttletleld, chief of the De¬ partment's foods and stan¬ dards division, aftei' consul¬ tation with the Jewish (Com¬ munity Council and the (Coun¬ cil of Orthodox Rabbis. to be followed by his wife's depor¬ tation. Blclunann testified he did not remember exactly what he told the poet but that he must have told him that he was simply following orders to such situa¬ tions. The poet committeed sui¬ cide immediately after the meet¬ ing with Eichmann. IN AN EFFORT to demonstrate that he was not the typically fanatical anti-Semite of the Nazi regime, Eichmann said he did not remember reading a particu¬ lar book on Jewish ritual murd¬ ers but he had read other books on the subject. He added that "Jewish fimctlonaries with whom I had contact knew I considered stories of ritual murder aa be¬ longing to the class of fairy tales." State Dept. Appeasing Arabs Says New York Congressman WASHINGTON, (JTA) — Rep. Seymour Halpern of New York told Secretary of State Dean Rusk last weekend that the State Department's position on discrimination against American citizens of the Jewish faith by Saudi Arabi.l was "Indicative of a tendency of appeasement." The effect, he asserted, "is the translation of Arab bias into United States discrimination among its ovim citizens, officials and employees." THE NEW YORK Congress¬ man's charges came in a letter replying to a communication from the State Department dealing with the refusal ot Saudi Arabia to grant him a visa for a stopover at the Dharan alrbase. The letter, signed by Brooks Hays, Assistant Secretary of State, said that, as long as the Arab-Iarael conflict continued, the Arab States "will normally refuse entry to persons who have strongly supported Zionism or Israel . Rightly or wrongly, they view such actl'vity as iniraical to their security In¬ terests," The State Deparment official, dealing with Halpern's question as to why Section 108 of the Mu¬ tual Security Act had not been involved, said that "discrimination is a worldwide problem, and is scarcely likely to be eliminated by pressure of coercion." The clause gives the President discretionary power to withhold Mutual Se¬ curity aid from a country discrim¬ inating against American citizens because of their race or religion. "What ia required," said Hays, "is persistent, patient persuasion which will, hopefully, ultimately break down suoh disturbing prac¬ tices." AIJ.UDING TO the State De¬ partment reference to the Arab position that a visit suoh aa his might be "inimical to their securi¬ ty Interests," Rep. Haipern said: "I find such reasoning a gratuit¬ ous tasult to my patriotism as an American citizen, and certainly wiii Insist that the Department defend my rights to travel freely abroad In any nation receiving U.S. assistance, on a basis of equality with any other American citizen. I hereby formally request the Department of State to assist me in obtaining the necessary visa for this contemplated pri¬ vate tour at my own expense." Rep. Halpern said: "My work and private travel are those ot an American. They have nothing to do with my personal faith, and I am shocked the Department la convinced that it would be 'pres¬ sure and coercion,' as you put it, to defend the rights of Ameri¬ cans abroad In nations benefitting trom U.S. assistance programs." REP. HALPERN termed it "puzzling" that the State Depart¬ ment policy differed from that voiced by R Sargent Shrlver, Jr., head of the Peace Corps, who told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the Peace CJorps would not oflsist nations that dis¬ criminated against its personnel on grounds of race or religion. Rep. Halpem said "the evasive and equivocal stand of the State Department is in sharp contrast to that of Shrlver. I can' see no reason. If the Peace Corps can effectively Insist on defending the religious and racial rights of Its personnel, why the State Depart¬ ment cannot Implement the same policy." RUBEIVSTEINS TO ISRAEL The tlrst Rabbinical Conference to be held in Israel wiU take place this summer in conjunction with the observance of the Jewish Republic's 13th year of independence. The Rabbinical Council of America, composed of SOO American orthodox rabbis, has selected the Holy Land as the site of its annual convention. Rabbi Samuel W. Rubenstein of the Agudcis Achim Congrega¬ tion, haa been an active member in the R.C.A. for 18 years. Mra. Rubenstein joins him tn making this historic pilgrimage to the Land of Israel. They plan to leave Columbus July 17 and return home in mid August.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1961-07-07|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
|Creator||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Collection||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Submitting Institution||Columbus Jewish Historical Society|
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