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X Vol. 42, No. 53 FRIDAY. DECEMBER 25, 1964 — 20 TEVES, 5725 QQ D*vot«d to American ^' and Jowlfh Meals VISIT TO AUSCHWITZ REVEALS NEW FACTS ON NAZI ATROCITIES London, (JTA) — A Frankfurt court team in the trial of 20 former personnel of the Auschwitz death camp reported finding new evi¬ dence during a three-day visit this week to the s:ite of the camp. Prosecutor Joachim Kugler said he found new documentary evi¬ dence against defendants accused of killing dnmates with carbolic acid injections into the heart. He said he found the evidence in the archives of the camp which has been preserved by the Polish Gov- emrrient as a permanent reminder of Nazi savagery. An estimated 4,000,000 victims, most of them Jews, were put to death at Ausch¬ witz. One of the newly found docu¬ ments is an order to the camp pharmacy for a kilogram of car¬ bolic acid. The order was signed by Josef Klehr. an Auschwitz de¬ fendant charged by witnesses with having killed up to 30,000 victims. Commenting on the three-day visit, Chief Prosecutor Hans Gross¬ man said "we have collected a great deal of proof" about the credibility of witnesses who have testified during the trial, now near- ing the end of its first year. The visiting court officials also .¦•aw a film of the liberation of the camp. Anton Reiners, an attorney .. .for . two of the Nazi defendants, broke down and Wept during the showing. He said he wished his 14-year-old daughter could See "this terrible place so she will know what Nazism was." The film inclu¬ ded shots of child inmates, holding out thin tatooed arms as they were led from the camp by Soviet sold¬ iers and Polish nuns. The officials were accompanied by Dr. Franz Lucas, a former Aus¬ chwitz camp physician, and the only one of the defendants who agreed to join in the visit. Lucas is charged with having selected victims for immediate gassing on arriving. They saw the "Black Wall" in the camp where many thousands of. Jews were shot. They stood there in silent tribute before visiting (Block Ten, where medical ex¬ periments were carried out on women victims, and Block Eleven, the "disciplinary" block. Judge Walter Hotz said he never seen such dreadful things in such concentrated form. At a press con¬ ference, court officials said they took measurements at the railway ramp, examined the distance be¬ tween the tracks and sought to es¬ tablish whether it would have been possible for witnesses watching from the barracks to recognize the camp personnel who selected pris¬ oners. Visiting one of the ovens, the jurists came to a large hole in the ground. Some members went down into the hole and raked the earth with their fingers, extracting re¬ mains of lx)nes and tufts of hair. One of the visitors found in the ' remains of some words in Hebrew still visible - the Hebrew prayer for the death "El Mole Rachamim," (God Full of Mercy.) Chronicling The News Editorial 2 Society 6, 7 Teen Scene 5 Sports 9, 10 Real Estate 5 Synagogues 8 Shopping Guide 8 Mrs. Blair Rub^n, above left, is holding angels represen¬ tative of the annual Angel Luncheon to be given by the Columbus section. National Council of Jewish Women, on February 2, at the Neil House. Mrs. Ruben is president of the Columbus section. Mrs. Betsy Staub, right, is chair¬ man of the event. COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN'S ANGEL LUNCHEON TO FEATURE SANDER VANOCUR Sander Vanocur, noted NBC News Washington correspond¬ ent, will be featured speaker at the Columbus section. Na¬ tional Council of Jewish Women's annual Angel Luncheon to be held at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the Neil House. Mr. Vanocur will speak on "Vanocur Looks at Washington and the World." Chairman of the event is Mrs. Betsy Staub, assisted by Mrs. Martin Adler.' Mrs. Blair Ruben is president of the Columbus section and Mrs. Sidney Berg is vice presi¬ dent in charge of ways and means. Council women who are work¬ ing on the luncheon include Mrs. Simon Lazarus, Mrs. Richard Abel, Mrs. Moe Glassman and Mrs. Os¬ car Weston, pledge chairmen. Mrs. Robert Kaynes is in charge of the program and Mrs. Leon Friedman is treasurer. Mrs. George Levine is telephone txx)k chairman, assisted by co-chairman, Mrs. Rob¬ ert Koltun. In charge of decorations is Mrs. Louis Madison and Mrs. David Gerstenfeld is angel chairman. Mrs. James Jacobs is hostess chairman and registration is bedng handled by Mrs. Jack Rubin, Mrs. Morris Gold and Mrs. I. David Cohen. Mrs. Allan Meyer is recorder and Mrs. Harry Cohen is trans¬ portation chairman. Mrs. Harry Roth is in charge of prizes and Mrs. Mark Feinknopf Jr., Mrs. Jack White and Mrs. John Resler are taking care of publicity. The Columbus section donates services to the Golden Agers, Co¬ lumbus Association for the Blind, State School, Children's Psychiatric Hospital, New Americans, Grant Hospital, Heritage House, United Appeal, and many others. The Columbus women also con¬ duct programs of public study and social action. Eshkol Wins Victory Over B-G; New Government Expected UJA ADOPTS GOAL OF $109 MILLION; ELECT OFFICERS The United Jewish Appeal con¬ cluded its four-day 27th annual national conference at the Hilton Hotel in New York, by adopting a 1965 goal of $109,400,000 and by electing the 1965 leaders. Robert W. Schiff of Columbus, was re-elected an honorary special fund chairman. Elected for 1965 include: general chairman. Max M. Fjsher, of De- Itroit; national chairmen repre¬ senting agencies; Isadore Breslau, Washington. D.C., UIA; Jack D. Weiler, New York, JDC. The 1965 Budget of the United Jewish Appeal consists of a two¬ fold element, a regular budget of $71,000,000 and a special fund of $38,400,000. The regular budget is designed to meet the requirements of the United Israel Appeal-Jewish Agency for Israel, Inc., the Joint Distri¬ bution Committee and the New York Association for New Ameri¬ cans, UJA's constituent agencies, to enable them to meet ongoing needs in their areas of responsibil¬ ity. "The Special Fund is designed to meet the extraordinary and emer¬ gency heeds that are forseeable in the areas of rescue, immigration and absorption and to bolster vital phases of programs which are en¬ dangered by losses in income. The United Hias Service, world- affairs I wide immigration agency, will also I participate in the Special Fund. .lerusalem (JTA) — Levi Eshkol, solidly backed by the central committee of his Mapai party in his struggle against former Premier David Ben-Gurion, said this week he expected to form a new government soon. He resigned earlier la.st week in the dispute. The key issue in the dispute was Ben-Gurion's unrelenting insistence on a new inquiry into a 10-year-okl security disaster and on the role in the mishap of then Defense Minister Pinhas Lavon who lost the post a year later on Ben-Gurion's insistence. A .series of key votes in Mapai central bodies gave Eshkol his victory over Ben-Gurion. The Mapai secretariat gave Eshkol its endorsement for forming a new government and rejected Ben-Gur¬ ion's demand for a new inquiry into the 1954 disaster. The secretariat left to Mapai Cabinet Ministers the decision on whether such an inquiry should be held, exactly as Eshkol had de¬ manded. Many of those Ministers, including Eshkol, had served on a Ministerial Committee which, in 1900. absolved Lavon of blame for the 1954 mishap, a judgement pub¬ licly assailed by Ben-Gurion. After the secretariat met, the Publicity Chairmen: Check Your Deadline Publicity Chairmen: Please note !hat the deadline for publicity dur¬ ing the forthcoming holiday season will be changed. Articles for the January 8 is¬ sue of the Chronicle must be in our hands no later than 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31 Copy received after that hour will NOT be pub¬ lished. It is advisable that you mail your information at least two days early as the post office is exceedingly busy during these weeks. The World's Week Compiled from JTA and WUP Reports VIENNA (JTA) — Franz Novak, former aide to Adolf Eichmann in the wartime occupation of Hungary, was sen¬ tenced by a Vienna court to eight years' imprisonment for his role in the mass murder of Jews. Since he has already served four years, he will be free in four years. The jurors found the 51-year-old typesetter guilty of "violence under aggravating circumstances" in the deaths of thousands of Jewish men, women and children who per-, ished from starvation, cold and abuse while packed in cattle cars bound for concentration camps. All eight jurors acquitted Novak of chai'ges of murderof French and Ger¬ man Jews rounded up in 1942 and sent to death camps on his orders. JEBU8AL1EM (JTA) — The original letter- which Arab leaders Emir Faisal wrote to Felix Frankfurter in 1919, de¬ claring that "We Arabs look with deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement," has been found in the London files of the Jewish Agency, it w; s reported here this week. Arab leaders have consistently denied Feisal ever wrote such u letter. Feisal, who led the Arab revolt against the Turks during World War I, and was designated King of Syria in reward was at first sympathetic to Zionism, from which he hoped to get help in building his kingdom. After he was expelled from Syria by the French in 1920, his attitude toward Zionism became hostile. AMSTERDAM (JTA) — The Dutch Justice Mini.stry has rebuffed efforts by a group of Dutch citizens to reduce the life terms of four foi-mer Nazis who held key positions in the wartime occupation of the Netherlands. Queen Juliana concurred with the decision. The four, held in Breda prison, are Willi Larges, (il, wartime chief of the German security police and high-rank¬ ing SS officer, Ferdinand Aus Der Fuenten, G4, an SS officer who was chief of the Amsterdam Branch of the program for the murder of Jews, Joseph Kotaella, .'iS, commandant of the Amersfoort concentration camp, and Franz Fischer, 01. PARIS (WUP) — Twenty-five leading industrial firms hm'ehave been asked by the Arab League's Boycott of Israel Committee to make pledges not to trade with the .lewish State and not to engage Jews on their staffs. They were told that if they do, their goods would face a ban in the Arab world. The majority of She companies, it was ieurnoil here, are ignoring the threats. The ultimatum gave the firms three months to reply. SAVE NOW ON YOUR SURSCRIPTION RY ADVANCE PAYMENT Effective January 1, 1965, the Ohio Jewish Chronicle annual sub¬ scription rate will be increased to $5.00. This rate increase is due to in¬ creases in production, material and mailing costs over the past several years. However, we are offering you the opportunity to pay in advance for two. three or four years at the old rate of $4.50. If you would like to take advantage of this savings, pay one of the following amounts: 2 years $9.00 3 years $13.50 ¦ 4 years $18.50 Any subscriber, regardless of ex¬ piration date of subscription, can pay in advance only during the period of tiiis special offer. For example, if your subscrip¬ tion, is now paid through August 1905, and you wish to pay for two years at the old rate, send your check now for $9.00 and this will bo applied to your subscription ac¬ count for the two year period be- ijinning August 1965, and ending August li(67. This pay-ln-advance at the old rate offer Is good only until Jan¬ uary 30, 1965, regardless of expir¬ ation dates. At no other time will this reduced rate schedule be of¬ fered. If there are any questions re¬ garding this offer or your expira¬ tion date, please call the Chronicle office, CA. 4-7206. powerful Mapai central committee followed suit. Its members unani¬ mously called on Eshkol to form a new Government and rejected by a two to one margin, Ben-Gur¬ ion's demand for a new inquiry. For Ben-Gurion, the blow was the worst defeat in an illustrious career. It was marked by popular demonstrations,, one in Haifa and one by students and faculty mem- l)ers of Bar-Han University. Even wall posters appeared in Tel Aviv assailing him. The old warrior indicated, never¬ theless, that he intended to keep up his fight, declaring in a letter Ito the central committee, that "no demonstrations, no , posters, not even the pleadings of the peo¬ ple" would' move him from his decision "to achieve and maintain justice and truth." Estikol promptly made a nation¬ wide broadcast to explain the con¬ troversy. He said that while he felt that most members of his Government believed the proposed inquiry should not be held, most of the Cabinet members, caught in the intra-party feud, were de¬ prived of the possibtUty of decid-_ ing afccording to their consciences. He had therefore resigned. Hadassah Donor Affair At Tifereth Israel February 21 Plans are complete for the annual Hadassah Donor Affair to be held at Temple Tifereth Israel on Feb¬ ruary 21. After a sherry hour, there will be a full course meat dinner catered by the Executive Caterers, Entertainment will be provided by raconteur, Emil Cohen. In addition, an address will t>e delivered by Mrs. Max Matzkin national vice president of Hadassah. Solicitation of pledges is being conducted at this time with a hoped- for increase of 10 percent. This year the quota for the Hadassah Medical Center is $12,500. The executive committee this year is: chairman, Mrs. Bernard Schottenstein; co-chairman, Mrs. Samuel Eisenstein; program, Mrs. Jesse Eisen; publicity, Mrs. Perry Sinton; decorations, Mrs. Victor Haas; solicitations secretary, Mrs. •Victor Ringer; fund raising vice president, Mrs. Ben Eisenstein; ad book chairman, Mrs. Bernard Schlessinger. Members are urged to make donor pledges to attend the Donor Affair. Left to right are Mrs. Samuel Eisenstein, chapter Donor co-chairman; Mt-s. Victor Ringer, chapter solicitation secretary; and Mrs. Bernard Schottenstein, chapter Donor chairman.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1964-12-25|
|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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