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Volume 16 Number 13
Hollywood, Florida Friday, June 21, 1985
Price 35 Cents
Great News!
Senior Center Becomes Reality
Associate Editor
Every day elderly citizens visit the
Southeast Focal Point Senior Center.
For some, the hot kosher meal at noon
is the attraction.
Others come for the recreational pro-
grams, the friendships, the
Still others receive health check-ups a
registered nurse keeps a close watch on
the more than 4,000 elderly residents of
South Broward who are served at the
center each year.
The center has operated out of the
Jewish Community Center on Hollywood
Boulevard. But in 18 months the center
should be moving from the 6,000-square-
foot JCC building into a new
20,000-square-foot facility. It will be
located in the 3100 block of Taft Street on
a five-acre site next to a 125-unit housing
project for the elderly.
Both projects, which will begin con-
struction in September, are sponsored by
the Jewish Federation of South Broward.
"It will be a model program for
Broward County. There is no other facili-
ty that contains a senior center as well as
housing for the elderly," said Eleanor
Bernstein, director of the Southeast Focal
Point Senior Center.
Bernstein said the need for the center is
"With each year we've been growing in
the number of seniors we're serving and
the amount of funding we're receiving
from the Area Agency on Aging and the
Federation," Bernstein said.
In 1976, Bernstein said, the center
primarily offered hot kosher meals and
recreational activities. Now, the center
offers a variety of programs, including
the hot kosher meal, a home-delivered
meal project, and the recreational
Continued on Page 9-A
State Rep. Fred Lippman State Sen. Kenneth Jenne U.S. Rep. Larry Smith
Seniors Discover Second Home
Associate Editor
It was a perfect match.
Last year, U.S. Rep.
Larry Smith, D-Hollywood,
helped the Jewish Federa-
tion of South Broward, ob-
tain $6.5 million in federal
money to build a 125-unit
housing project for the
elderly and disabled in the
3100 block of Taft Street.
^is year that housing
ProJect has received its
Perfect match a senior
^citizen center.
. The Southeast Focal Point
tenter now has the go-
anead to build a
^000-square-foot facility
next to the housing project
n the same property.
The Florida Legislature -
under the leadership of
State Rep. Fred Lippman
and State Sen. Kenneth C.
Jenne has allocated
$480,000 to help build the
senior citizen center.
In addition, South
Broward Jewish leaders
Herb and Ellie Kate of
Hollywood are making a
matching contribution
which, with the state
money, enables construction
of the project to begin this
year. The center will be
named the Joseph
Meyerhoff Senior Citizen
Activity Center in memory
of Mrs. Kate' father. Herb
Kate is on the board of
directors for the Federa-
tion. He is a past president
of JFSB. Ellie Kate is cur-
rently a vice president of
the Federation.
"It made a lot of sense to
combine the two projects,"
said Sumner Kaye, ex-
ecutive director of the
Jewish Federation of South
Broward. "The housing pro-
ject and the senior citizen
center complement each
Kaye said the South
Broward Jewish community
owes its "gratitude to Fred
Lippman, Ken Jenne and
Herb and Ellie Kate for
their efforts to make the
senior citizen center a
Kaye said Lippmar and
Jenne made the project a
top priority during the re-
Continued on Page 5-
Herb and Ellie Katz Make
Center Dream Come True
Not Convinced
PARIS (JTA) Searchers
for Josef Mengele, the
notorious Auschiwite death
camp doctor, have express-
ed strong skepticism over
reports from Brazil that he
died there six years ago ac-
cidentally by drowning.
There have been other
reports, over the years, that
Mengele, known as the
"angel of death" because he
selected inmates for the gas
chambers and performed
fatal or crippling medical
experiments on others, was
dead. This time, however,
reports of his demise seem
to be taken seriously by of-
ficials in Brazil and West
Germany. The latter coun-
try has been participating in
an international search for
the wanted Nazi war
criminal and has offered a
reward for information
leading to his capture.
The German newspaper
Die Welt reported that of-
ficials of the Federal
Criminal Office were in
Brazil examining evidence
that Mengele drowned in
1979 while swimming off
Berrioga, 60 miles nor-
theast of Sao Paulo. Sao
Paulo Police Chief Roneu
Tuma exhumed the body of
a man buried at Enbu, 20
miles west of the Brazilian
metropolis. Tuma said he
was 90 percent certain that
the body was Mengele.
But Nazi-hunter Serge
Klarsfeld said,"I don't
believe Mengele is dead and
Continued on Page 2
Serge Klarsfeld
For a complete look
at the Josef Mengele
story, see Pages 2 & 3

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South Browani-Hoflywood/Friday, June 21, 1985
Rolf Mengele Claims Father died in 1979
BONN (JTA) The son of Nazi
war criminal Josef Mengele says
that his father (bed in Brazil in
1979 and that he was informed of
his death at the time.
Rolf Mengele, 41, a lawyer in
Freiburg, issued that statement
confirming a West German Radio
report that he had informed the
Sute Prosecutor in Frankfurt
that he knew of his father's death
six years ago.
He said he had "no doubts what-
soever" that the body exhumed at
a cemetery in Enbu, near Sao
Paulo, was the remains of Josef
Mengele, the Auschwitz death
camp doctor who was the object of
Nazi Hunters
Continued from Page 1
I don't believe the German
judicial system believes it."
Klarsfeld's wife, Beate
Klarsfeld, recently returned
from Paraguay where she
tried, unsuccessfully, to ob-
tain Mengele's extradition.
Mengele who would be 74,
had been reported living for
years in Paraguay, under
the protection of its
German-born President,
Alfredo Stroessner and his
rightwing military iunta.
Stroessner's office denied
any knowledge of Mengele's
whereabouts and denounced
the Klarsfelds as
"dangerous agitators."
Klarsfeld, a lawyer, said
he and his wife have
numerous reports that
"Mengele is in fact alive."
He noted also that
Mengele's grisly reputation
weighs heavily on his
family's business in Guenz-
burg, 100 miles northwest
of Munich in Bavaria. Two
of his nephews run the
family's agricultural
machinery factory there.
According to Klarsfeld,
"Had Mengele really died,
his relatives would have
been the first to want to an-
nounce it."
Abraham Fo
(In New York, Abraham
Foxman, associate national
director and head of the in-
ternational affairs division
of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, said:
"This is not the first time
there have been reports of
the death of Josef Mengele
nor surprising that they are
surfacing is it at a time
when there is a concerted
international effort by the
United States, Germany
and Israel to find him."
(Foxman, himself a
Holocaust survivor, said
"What is surprising is why
if the body really is Dr.
Mengele and he drowned in
''. 1979, that nobody came for-
* ward in the last six years to
' confirm it. Certainly, no
lives would have been in
danger by making the news
of his death public." Fox-
ntan added, "If the body in
BmzU is indeed that of Dr.
Mengele it closes one of the
ugliest chapters in the
tragedy of the Holocaust."
(Brd&lyn district at-
torney-Eos^beth Holtzman,
who as a member of Con-
gress was instrumental in
moving the Justice Depart-
ment to search for alleged
Nazis living in the United
States, was also skeptical.
"But, it (the report) should
'be thoroughly examined.
U.8. Justice Department of-
Simon Wiesenthal
ficials are doing this right
now," she said.
(Holtzman noted the coin-
cidence that "the report of
Mengele's supposed death
should be made shortly after
the start of the most inten-
sive and coordinated inter-
national search for Mengele
ever mounted." She also
noted that if he had died six
years ago his family would
have made it public.)
Sao Paulo police chief
Tuma acknowledged that
West German police were in
Brazil to help with the in-
vestigation. He said three
West German agents arriv-
ed when Brazilian police in-
terrogated an elderly couple
living in Santo Amaro in the
southern part of the Sao
Paul district, who appeared
to be of German origin.
He said that documents,
including a diary found in
the couple's home, indicated
that Mengele had most cer-
tainly lived there for a time.
The couple apparently pro-
vided the information of
Mengele's alleged
Die Welt reported that
security experts have X-
rays of Mengele's teeth
which should be able to
determine whether or not
the body is indeed Mengele.
an international manhunt. Accor-
ding to his statement, be visited
Brazil in 1979 shortly after be was
informed of his father's death.
Mengele's son refused to meet
with reporters gathered outside
his office and outside the family
home in Guenzburg, Bavaria
where the Mengele clan owns a
prosperous agricultural
machinery factory. A spokesman
for the family said it has always
refused to discuss the elder
Mengele's activities during World
War II "and will continue to do
The statement issued by Rolf
Mengele concluded with an ex-
pression of sympathy to "all the
victims and relatives." He did not
elaborate but was presumed to be
referring to the estimated 400,000
people Josef Mengele selected for
the Auschwitz gas chambers,
mostly Jews and the thousands of
other inmates on whom he per-
formed fatal or crippling medical
There was no explanation as to
why the Mengele family kept
silent for six years if it had
positive knowledge of the deat of
its notorious member. The re-
mains exhumed in the Brazilian
cemetery, now undergoing foren-
sic tests to establish identity,
reportedly belonged to a man who
drowned in a swimming mishap in
1979 and was buried under the
name Wolfgang Gerhard.
The Brazilian authorities
ordered the exhumation on the
basis of claims by an elderly cou-
ple of Austrian origin that
Gerhard was in fact Josef
Mengele, a man who had lived
with them for a time. Another im-
migrant to Brazil, Gita Stammer,
65, also claimed Gerhard was
Mengele, a man who managed her
husband's farm for years under an
assumed name. She said he admit-
ted his identity when she con-
fronted him with a newspaper
photograph of Mengele and made
threats against her children if she
denounced him.
Tests being made on the exhum-
ed remains have not yet produced
conclusive evidence as to the iden-
tity of the body. Skeptics have
noted however that Mengele's
alleged death, a secret for six
years, was revealed only after the
U.S., West Germany and Israel
embarked on the first interna-
tional effort to track down
Mengele since the end of World
War II. More than $1 million in
rewards have been offered by
Israel, West Germany and Jewish
organizations for information
leading to the capture and trial of
the war criminal.
German experts have establish-
ed beyond doubt that Mengele's
family in Guenzburg supported
Josef Mengele financially during
his long stay in South America
where he found refuge shortly
after World War II. The expm,
aadAe family U convS
Mengele dead and hopes SS
duw^ev^ bearing this ouC
According to the Frankfurt ^
secutor, family members comZ
with requests from the 2
criminal's associates in Soutk
America not to report his death
In letters to the family thi!
aaaoriates gave two reasons 0w
was concern for their own securi
ty and the other their desire to m\
Israel waste millions of dollar,
gy^to tr~e a phanton,
In Paris, Nazi-hunter Serw
Klarsfeld is still skepticaTT
reports that Mengele died m'
Brazil six years ago.
He said he might consider that
Mengele is dead "only after the
Israeli police will have confirmed
this possibility" in a few months
time. Klarsfeld was comroentinfj
on the statement by Mengele's
son that he had been informed of
his father's death in 1979. "Ac-
tually, I shall never be certain that
he is dead. My doubts will pen^
forever," Klarsfeld said.
The French-Jewish lawyer and
his German-born wife, Beate
Klarsfeld are waiting to hear from
Israel and American investigators
before taking anyone's word that
the remains of a man buried near
Sao Paulo are those of the wanted
war criminal.
"His (Mengele's) family ob-
viously wants to convince the
world that he is dead.'Klarsfeld
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Friday, June 21,1985/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 3
Josef Mengele: Dead or Alive
Angel of Death Hysteria
NEW YORK (JTA) The most
publicized Nazi war criminal still
at large is Josef Mengele, the SS
physician at Auschwitz who car-
ried out gruesome medical ex-
periments on inmates, especially
twins and children, and who was
involved in the murder of hun-
dreds of thousands of Jews in the
Nazi concentration camp. He was
called the "angel of death" for his
"selection" of prisoners arriving
at Auschwitz.
Ever since the early 1950's, the
search for Mengele has become a
sort of political olympiad, with
Nazi-hunters, politicians,
organizations and newspapers vy-
ing with each other in tracking the
mass murderer.
Like clockwork, innumerable
sightings of Mengele are fervidly
reported. He has been "positive-
ly" identified, seen, talked to and
"verified" at one and the same
time in Brazil, Argentina,
Uruguay, Colombia, Paraguay
and even in the United States.
The worst offenders, quite fre-
quently are newspapers which
prefer sensationalistic headlines
to facts. More respectable
newspapers are relatively
cautious about reporting Mengele
sightings, but nevertheless also
indulge in media hype.
The waves of "Mengelitis"
sometimes takes extreme and
bizarre forms. Recently, the front
page of the tabloid New York Post
screamed: 'Angel of Death' May
be Living in Florida!!!" Its flam-
ing "Extra" edition featured the
demand of an Israeli Nazi-hunter
that President Reagan "have U.S.
authorities arrest Mengele who
may be living in retirement in
i Florida." The Nazi hunter, Tuvia
Friedman, stated that he had
"new evidence" that Mengele has
retired to Florida."
Even the FBI has been caught
up in the hysteria on occasion. An
FBI memorandum dated
December 8, 1966 on "Joseph
Mengele, SMC (Security Matter-
Confidential)" stated that an FBI
informer said that "the wanted
Nazi war criminal Joseph Mengele
is masquerading under the name
of Harold Endinan and resides in
Riviera, Arizona."
The FBI source further said
that "Mengele is masquerading as
a construction worker .. has
dyed his hair, has scars and has
had plastic surgery ..." The FBI
report added that "The files of the
Los Angeles office reflect that
Mengele was subject of a report of
(a) 'SA' (Special Agent) dated
2/9/44... New York... (and)
was the subject of Denaturaliza-
tion Proceedings apparently
because his name appeared on
Nazi Party lists." The FBI check-
ed out this information and of
course it proved false.
Every so-called Nazi-hunter in
the United States will produce
this FBI document to "prove"
Mengele has been in the United
States, alluding mysteriously to
w? scars, plastic surgery and
dyed hair.
This correspondent checked out
the Mengele reference against the
August 1946 "Nazi Party
Membership Records" that was
P*rt of a U.S. Senate probe in
1946. v
The name "Joseph Mengele"
appears on Page 9 of that list. His
l Nazi Party enrollment number
*as 05735. He was said to have
entered the United States on
August 1, 1932, that he was born
in Munich on January 1, 1904, liv-
ed m the Bronx in 1944 and work-
-in a warehouse and that he was
naturalized in 1932. The FBI
decked out this report and again
found the allegations false. In
fact, the "angel of death" was
born in Guenzberg, Germany, on
March 16,1911 and most certainly
did not live in the Bronx in 1944.
The latest wave of Mengelitis
occurred on the eve of the 40th an-
niversary of the defeat of Nazi
Germany and the liberation of the
Nazi concentration camps. Those
Auschwitz survivors who had ac-
tually undergone the tortures of
Mengele's experiments on their
bodies as well as having witnessed
Mengele sending families and
friends to the gas chambers, right-
ly focused on the continued liberty
of the "angel of death."
In turn, this eminently proper
concern and collective cry of
outrage has become a symbol of
the entire spectacle of Nazi war
criminals who have escaped
justice, especially those hundreds,
perhaps thousands some of
whom committed far greater
crimes than Mengele who have
found haven here in the United
States and, in some instances,
probably have been used by U.S.
intelligence agencies.
At this flashpoint in late 1984,
highly publicized charges were
made both individually and collec-
tively by officials of the Simon
Wiesenthal Center in Los
Angeles, Wiesenthal himself and
U.S. Sen. Alfonse D'Amato,
Their charges reportedly derive
from documents released by the
Freedom of Information section
of U.S. Army's Intelligence and
Security Command to Rabbi Mar-
vin Hier, dean of the Wiesenthal
Center, and to D'Amato.
Emerging above the hoopla sur-
rounding the released Mengele
documents as well as CIA reports
that were declassified for
D'Amato, certain broad claims
have been made up by this amor-
phous group:
That Mengele was immediate-
ly after the war in the custody of
the U.S. Armed Forces and was
allowed to escape.
That, in a curiously con-
voluted satement by Hier, the
U.S. CIC (Counter-intelligence
Corps) documents "create
reasonable doubt as to whether or
not the U.S. had a role in the case
of Mengele." In short, that the
U.S. had in some way utilized or
protected Mengele.
That Mengele had applied for
and got again with U.S. com-
plicity a visa to enter Canada.
That Mengele in fact had been
in the United States and Canada.
Because of poor reporting and
innuendo, the media have manag-
ed to convey the impression that
such conclusions have been
demonstrated. A careful examina-
tion of tine general claims against
the hard data actually found in the
released CIC and CIA documents
shows that none of these claims
are new, having been made often
over the years of Mengelitis.
Moreover, the released
documents are often unclear and
ambiguous at best. Indeed, the
documents sometimes state quite
the opposite.
A few telling examples make
the point.
A source at the U.S. Army's in-
telligence center said that "no
records" on Mengele were turned
up using the "aliases of Mengele
provided by Rabbi Hier of the
Wiesenthal Center." The 14 pages
of CIC reports "were unearthed
solely by us, not through Hier's
There is not a shred of hard
evidence among the documents
that one "Joseph Menke" had
sought a Canadian visa from
Argentina "to enter (in 1962)
Canada as a landed immigrant"
and that "the man Joseph
Menke... was in fact Josef
Mengele" as was asserted at a
press conference on Janaury 23,
1985 by the Hier group.
A pertinent fact of monumental
proportions that went entirely
unreported by the American
media was a Jewish Telegraphic
Agency story filed out of Toronto
on February 19, 1985: "Recently
released documents by .. the
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
indicates that Josef Mengele did
not apply to come to Canada ..
was never in Canada, contrary to
allegations made last month
(Janaury 1985) by the Simon
Wiesenthal Center's Canadian
representative Sol Littman."
These claims made by Hier,
D'Amato and Littman were
made before the Canadian
documents were released. A per-
son "named Joseph Menke" and
living in Ontario had been
thoroughly checked out as recent-
ly as 1982. He was, of course, not
Joseph Mengele.
This correspondent questioned
Littman, pointing out to him on
February 22, 1985 that D'Amato
persisted in making the claim that
"Menke" was Mengele and that
Mengele had entered Canada.
Littman angrily denied the
D'Amato claim which, incidental-
ly, D'Amato repeated before the
American Gathering of Jewish
Holocaust Survivors in
Philadelphia this past April 22.
Littman also agreed with obser-
vations that "there are no hard
data in the released CIC docu-
ment, that merit an assumed U.S.
intelligence utilization" of
Earlier this month, Wiesenthal
told the media that "the last con-
firmed sighting" of Mengele was
"in a settlement northeast of En-
carnacion" in Paraguay. That is
precisely the area where, accor-
ding to CIA documents released in
April, Mengele was "reported to
be" through CIA informants in
1962, 1968 and the early 1970's.
On the other hand, Serge
Klarsfeld of Paris, and, along with
his wife, Beate, a rival of Wiesen-
thal, stated unequivocally last
month: "Mengele is living in a
mansion outside of Asuncion,
either one owned by (General
Alfredo) Stroessner, (German-
born dictator of Paraguay) or a
friend of Stroessner."
Wiesenthal Less Skeptical:
Warns of Falling for Hoax
Nazi-hunter Simon
Wiesenthal told wire ser-
vices recently that there is a
50-50 chance that the body
exhumed in Brazil is that of
war criminal Josef Mengele.
Wiesenthal, however, said
the body may be part of a
hoax designed to end the
search for Mengele.
The Nazi-hunter said
when he first heard of the
body in Brazil he did not
believe it. But Wiesenthal, a
Holocaust survivor, said he
has become less skeptical.
"The matter is 50-50,"
said Wiesenthal who has
been searching for Mengele
for more than 25 years. He
said the final determination
will come from forensic
tests and writing samples.
At a press briefing at the
Simon Wiesenthal Center,
Rabbi Abraham Cooper,
Associate Dean, called upon
the United States to send a
team of forensic experts to
assist the Brazilian
authorities in determining
definitively the validity of
this information, and stated
that this, as well as all other
information should be con-
sidered with caution. Join-
ing Rabbi Cooper was Eva
Kor, founder of the
CANDLES (Children of
Auschwitz Nazi's Deadly
Lab Experiments Sur-
vivors) organization, who
expressed similar
cautiousness with regard to
the latest reports from
Brazil. Mrs. Kor, who was a
victim of Mengele's ex-
periments in Auschwitz,
said she felt that justice
would best be served if
Mengele were apprehended
alive and brought to trial.
Cooper reiterated that
just a few short years ago,
many of the leading media
outlets around the world fell
prey to a sophisticated,
Nazi-inspired disinforma-
tion campaign, otherwise
known as the "Hitler Diary
Hoax." If Josef Mengele is
alive today, he and those
who support him have
everything to gain by sen-
ding misleading information
to investigators and the
media, Cooper said.
The Wiesenthal Center,
which is in the midst of a
month-long, full-page ad
campaign launched in major
South American
newspapers, has been
receiving a steady stream of
information about alleged
sightings of Josef Mengele
two were received June 6.
They placed him alive in two
other South American coun-
tries. Center officials are
also in contact with a
serious source which claims
to be able to verify that Dr.
Josef Mengele had
telephone conversations
with an immediate member
of his family in West Ger-
many less than ten months
In addressing the full
scope of the Mengele case,
Cooper also drew attention
to the apparent reluctance
of Paraguayan President
Stroessner to address the
Mengele case. Recent
reports indicate that
Stroessner is now recon-
sidering his long-planned
trip to West Germany to
meet with Chancellor kohl
and West German officials.
Dr. Josef Mengele
Dr Mengele in his mid 40*
An utltt oonoepuon ol w h Mangel*
would look like tod*y U M* 74
Josef Mengele was responsible for the death
of 400,000 persons at Auschwitz ConcentraUon
Camp. He tortured children and made their
parents suffer. He brutalized people with horrible
medical experiments.
Mengele Is 74. Height 1.7 m (510" ). 3yee, green-
ish brown. He became a citizen of Argentina In
1984, a citizen of Paraguay in 1989.
Rewards worldwide total more than US. 12.378
million for Information leading to the arrest and
extradition of Dr. Josef Mengele
ConUct: Martin Mendelsohn, P.O. Box
331S6, Washington, D.O. MOSS, or call
Simon Wiesenthal Center, (B13) SS3-9036.
All information will be held confidential.

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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-HoDywood/Friday, June 21, 1985
Stanley Beckerman
Sol Entin
Jewish Leaders
The South Broward Jewish community lost two great Jewish
leaders and humanitarians recently with the deaths of Sol Entin
and Stanley Beckerman.
Mr. Entin and Mr. Beckerman were model Jewish leaders who
believed and supported Jewish causes.
Both men serve as a reminder to all Jews of our responsibilities
to the Jewish community in South Broward and worldwide.
Mr. Entin was a major supporter of the Jewish Federation of
South Broward. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the
Federation. Mr. Entin also was instrumental in the success of the
UJA-JFSB campaign in Hillcrest.
Mr. Entin did not confine his activity to the local community.
He was a founder of Hebrew University and of Boys Town in
Mr. Beckerman committed his life to Jewish causes. He was a
long-time motivating force in the South Broward Jewish Com-
munity, and a founder of the Jewish Federation of South
He also was president for more than 10 years of the Jewish
Welfare Federation of South Broward as well as founder and
treasurer of the Miami Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged at
Douglas Gardens.
Both Mr. Beckerman and Mr. Entin set standards to which all
Jewish men and women could aspire and they will be deeply miss-
ed in the South Broward Jewish community.
The Board of Directors, the officers and the professional staff
offer their deepest condolences to their families.

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Bloody Hypocrisy
Near East Report
In one week Sh'ite militiamen in
Beirut laid siege to Palestinian
strongholds, killed 350 and
wounded another 1,300. A car
bomb blew up in Christian east
Beirut and killed 60, including
children on a school bus. Twenty
Sh'ite fighters were allegedly
slaughtered by the Palestinians
after they were poisoned with
drugged tea. In short, it was the
bloodiest week in Lebanon since
Of course, you might not know
that from reading the newspaper
or watching television. Coverage
of this chapter of the Lebanon
tragedy has been scanty indeed.
There are no screaming headlines
and no shocked and despairing
commentaries from cor-
respondents and reporters. There
are no television in specials on the
killings. On the contrary, news of
the Lebanon massacres is
reported in a bored tone as if
Lebanon is no longer a country
and violence there is no longer
The news magazines of June 3
had little to say about Lebanon.
U.S. News and World Report pro-
vides the most detailed coverage
a full page on "the fiercest
fighting since Israel invaded
Lebanon in 1982." Time devotes a
half page to the Sh'ite assault on
the Palestinians, correctly observ-
ing that the Sh'ites "remember
the steely grip the PLO maintain-
ed over southern Lebanon before
the 1982 Israeli invasion and are
determined that the Palestinians
never regain their power." (Time,
of course, did not concede this
point when Israel claimed that it
had liberated south Leabanon
from that same "steely grip" in
1982.) The third news magazine,
Newsweek, doesn't even bother to
mention Lebanon's bloodiest
week. In an issue where space was
found for more than two pages on
Sylvester Stallone's latest film,
there is not a word on Lebanon.
This indifference to the killing
in Lebanon in 1985 is especially
striking when compared to the
coverage given to the Sabra and
Shatila refugee camps massacre
of September 1982. The com-
parison is apt because those same
camps are the scene of much of
the killing today and even the
number of casualties are approx-
imately the same.
The main difference is in the
coverage. In 1982, Time devoted
12 pages (including a cover photo
of Ariel Sharon) to the Phalangist-
perpetrated Sabra and Shatila
massacre. Most of that space was
given to descriptions of the kill-
ings and to Israel's reaction to
them. Newsweek, that same week,
put a dead dove on its cover
lacerated by the Star of David. Its
17 pages of coverage focused
heavily on Israel's alleged respon-
sibility for the massacre
perpetrated by its Christian allies.
It even devoted two pages to the
"The Anguish of American
There are those who would
argue that no comparison can be
made between the massacres of
1982 and of today. They would
claim that the Phalangist
massacre was of women and
children while last week's killings
can be put in the context of tradi
tional warfare. However, the facts
tell another story. Less than 10
percent of the victims in 1982
were women and children. Then
as of now, most of the victims
were men of military age. Then
as now, some were lined up and
shot while others died fighting
The Sabra and Shatila massacre
of 1982 was no singular ex
perience for Lebanon. It, like the
killings today, were part of a
decade long civil war a civil war
in which massacres are common
occurrences. Even Yasir Arafai
compares the killings occurring
now to those of 1982.
Why then is there such a
disparity in press coverage? The
answer is simple and deeply
disturbing. The Sabra and Shatila
massacre of 1982 was the biggest
news story of that year because
there was an Israel angle to it.
The Phalangists were allied with
Israel and the Israeli army was
stationed outside the camps. That
indirect connection to Israel made
the 1982 massacre the story it
was. Today's killings, on the other
hand, have no connection what-
soever with Israel. They cannot be
used or misused in an effort
to discredit Israel. Accordingly,
the media is just plain not in-
terested. The slaughter, however,
goes on.
Book Review
Nazi-Hunting in America
Friday, June 21,1985*
Volume 15
Number 13
Reviewed by Roselyn Bell
Rochelle G. Saidel opens her
book, The Outraged Conscience,
with a quotation from Amos, "Let
justice well up as waters, and
righteousness as a mighty
stream." Allan A. Ryan Jr., in his
lengthier inscription to Quiet
Neighbors, quotes Thomas More's
line in "A Man for All Seasons":
"Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of
law, for my own safety's sake."
Their choice of openings are in-
dicative of their differing ap-
proaches to their common subject,
the search for Nazi war criminals
in America.
Saidel and Ryan, passionate
seekers of justice, tell the story
from opposite perspectives. Saidel
traces the trails of the pursuers
the journalists, rabbis, govern-
ment workers, survivors, and
housewives for whom the tranquil
existence of former Nazi
persecutors in America was un-
conscionable. Hers is a twisting
tale of frustration, isolation,
jealousy, and limited success.
Ryan who, from 1980 to 1983,
headed the Office of Special In-
vestigations, a unit of the Justice
Department created to stop up
denaturalization and deportation
trials of ex-Nazis, gives the
historical record: what the various
accused did to contribute to the
"Final Solution" in Europe, how
they got to the United States
("We invited them in"), how they
were able to camouflage
themselves by being "quiet
neighbors," and how they were
discovered and dealt with by the
American agencies of justice.
Justice was not always served,
Ryan readily admits, as in the case
of Andrija Artukovic, "the most
prominent Nazi of all in the
United States," who as Minister
of the Interior of the Independent
State of Croatia, ordered the
massacre of hundreds of
thousands of Jews and Serbs; he
came to America under a false
name on a 60-day visa in 1948,
was ordered deported in 1952, but
through a series of reversals was
allowed to stay for over 30 years.
His case is now back in the courts,
though the defendant, at age 83,
may not survive the final verdict.
But of the 24 cases brought to
trial by the OSI during its five
years of existence, the prosecu-
tion has won 21.
Ryan, as director of OSI for
three of those five years, brings
an authoritative insider's view to
his book: He describes how he and
Walter Rockier, only four weeks
after the invasion of Afghanistan,
went to Moscow to hammer out
the agreement with the Soviet
Procurator General that would
permit the taking of depositions
from Soviet citizens who had
witnessed war crimes. He quotes
the trial transcripts to show both
the horror of the crimes and the
flatness of the accused's
responses to them.
He quotes at length from his
own investigative report on the
Klaus Barbie case, in which he
concludes that "officers of the
United States government were
directly responsible for protecting
a person wanted by the govern-
ment of France on criminal
charges and in arranging his
escape from the law," but that the
Counter Intelligence officers in-
volved could not be prosecuted for
obstruction of justice because the
statute of limitations had run out.
Saidel's book, drawn from inter-
views with the Nazi hunters and
their families, tells more than we
might want to know about the
private lives of these individuals
and less than would have been
useful about the criminals they
pursued. Furthermore, her
greatest wrath seems directed not
at the war criminals themselves,
nor at the Immigration and
Naturalization Service which put
higher priority on finding Com-
munists and smugglers uutn Nazis
among new immigrants, but on
the Jewish communal organisa-
tions and the Jewish press which,
in her view, did not pursue this
issue for two and a half decades.
She suggests that Nazi-hunting
in the 1950s and '60s was perceiv-
ed as a leftist or Communist
preoccupation and so the organiz-
ed Jewish community did not
want to be associated with it. She
also implies not persuasively -
that the Jewish Agency's financial
support of the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency was the reason for the
news agency's silence on the sub-
ject of Nazi's in the '50s and '60s
for fear that Israel might lose vital
reparation money.
Ryan, in contrast, dismisses
conspiracy theories and thinks the
United States got the kind of im-
migrants it deserved when it
enacted laws specifically the
Displaced Persons Act of 1948 -
which favored Nazi collaborators
over Nazi victims, the Jews.
"They Nazi war criminalscame in,
not because unaccountable of-
ficials ran amok, but because we
enacted laws that made entry so
The only remedy for a bad law is
a good law the Holtzman
amendment of 1978 which
ordered deportation from the
United States for any alien found
to have "ordered, incited or other-
wise participated in the persecu
tion of any person because of race,
religion, national origin or
political opinion" during tha Nan
era. Ryan's pursuit of Nazis has
been rigorously within the law
because "it is our adherence to
law that separates us from them.
Why now? Why are the prosecu-
tions coming now and why tw
books about the search now
Because enough time has passea
to deal with it, suggests Ryan-
it is true ... that our silence im-
mediately after the Holocaust was
not due entirely to apathy but,
least in part, to the inability to
respond intelligently to such
massive wound to the huinan race.
then the record is not beyond
salvage." These books are botn
part of that aalvage operation.

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Seniors Discover Second Home
Continued from Page 1
cent legislative session.
'Despite budget
pressures, redtape and the
bureaucracy, Fred Lippman
and Ken Jenne made sure
this project received the
needed money," Kaye
"The Jewish community
also needs to thank Herb
and Ellie Katz for their com-
mitment to the project,"
Kaye said. "Herb and Ellie
Katz's devotion to the South
Broward Jewish community
is proven constantly."
Kaye also praised Con-
gressman Larry Smith for
his singular effort last year
to obtain $6.5 million from
the federal government for
the housing project.
"Without Larry Smith's
successful work, the senior
citizen center would have
been a moot issue," Kaye
The successful outcome of
the senior citizen center
project is the result of state
and federal government
working with the private
sector. The South Broward
Jewish Community also
benefited by having two
veteran legislators with
political clout. Lippman is a
member of the powerful
House Appropriations Com-
mittee and Jenne is the
designated Senate Presi-
dent for the 1986-88
legislative term.
The story behind the
senior citizen center began
late last year after the
federal government
allocated the $6.5 million to
build the housing project.
Kaye and Herb Tobin,
then-assistant executive
director of the Federation,
approached State Rep. Lip-
pman and State Sen. Jenne
about building the senior
citizen center next to the
housing project.
"We wanted to make bet-
ter use of the resources,"
Lippman told the Jewish
Floridian of South Broward.
"If we could have located
these projects on the same
site," Lippman said, "it not
only would have been an
easier product to sell, but it
would have improved the
"The future of our elderly
>s really in the hands of this
type of cooperative effort. I
.hope this project will act as
a catalyst for the rest of the
communities that have
many elderly who are seek-
'ng to live independently.
"The Southeast Focal
"nt Center," Lippman
said,"offers to our elderly
the opportunity to maintain
I ^dependence and honor."
Lippman said he and
Jenne made the center a top
I priority during the recent
legislative session. "We
I *ept it in the budget. It was
a,lon,g-shot for us to receive
| we dollars.
. "But with the need in our
south Broward community,
and with the ability to max-
imize the use of the
Southeast Focal Point
Center because of its co-
location with the housing
project, I think that our case
was very well stated.
Jenne told the Floridian
that he usually opposes
allocating state money for a
private venture unless he
has a high degree of con-
fidence in the organization
sponsoring the project.
Jenne said he had an easy
time selling the project to
other legislators because of
the Federation's reputation.
"I have a great deal of
respect for the Federation,"
Jenne said. "It's probably
one of the most successful
philanthropic organizations
in the county. I can go
anywhere with that track
record and sell a project.
"Most people after they
heard the project explained
were more than willing to
support it," he said.
Jenne also said the private
contribution from the Katz
family played an integral
part in the success of the
"We might have been able
to do the project, but there
would always have been a
doubt in my mind if Herb
and Ellie Katz did not help,"
Jenne said. "I'm very ap-
preciative of their contribu-
tion in South Broward.
They've been benefactors
of the community."
Congressman Larry
Smith called the plan to
build the housing project
and the senior citizen center
on the same five-acre site a
great idea.
"It's the kind of thing we
should be doing," said
Smith in a telephone inter-
view. "It will make the en-
tire project a better
"We need more of these
housing projects. It's impor-
tant that we got it this time.
It's even more important
now that we have the senior
citizen center project."
Smith also said the com-
bined projects could be a
"forerunner" that will be
emulated elsewhere.
For the past seven years,
the Federation and the
Jewish Community Centers
of South Broward and the
Area Agency on Aging of
Broward County have spon-
sored the senior citizen
The center, which now
serves more than 4,000
elderly residents annually,
offers a variety of pro-
grams, including a noontime
hot kosher meal, counseling,
health support services,
transportation and shopping
assistance as well as recrea-
tional activities.
But the center's major
weakness has been its in-
ability to find or afford a
proper site or location. It
now is located at the JCC on
Hollvwood Boulevard. As a
result, the senior citizen
center operates out of a
cramped and inadequate
location. The center also
leases a 2,500-square-foot
building for its Frail and
Elderly Day Care Program
at a nearby site.
The space problems have
limited the number of elder-
ly people the center can
help. For example, the Frail
and Elderly Day Care pro-
gram now aids 35 people. In
the new facility, 10 to 15 ad-
ditional people could be
served immediately.
"The center really has
needed a new location,
where it will be able to pro-
vide the vital services to the
elderly population of South
Broward, Kaye said.
Added Jenne: "I think it
will be one of the most suc-
cessful projects for the
elderly. I think we will be
proud of the entire Taft
Street facility."
Added Lippman: "I
believe this really will stand
as an example to the rest of
the state.
"Local constituencies
should seek this type of
cooperation between the
private sector and the
federal and state govern-
A STITCH IN TIME Molly Feinberg of Hollywood regular-
ly visits the Southeast Focal Point Senior Center which offers
services to senior adults.
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September and
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?H5utn^roward-llollywood/Friday, June 21, 1985
Federation of South Broward professionals
recently traveled to Tallahassee to meet
with Broward County's legislators.
Representatives from the Jewish Com-
munity Center, the Federation and Jewish
Family Service attended the program. The
morning session featured an update on Ag-
ing Services by the state Aging and Adult
Services Department. The South Broward
Group was an integral part of the
Holocaust ceremonies held both in the
House and Senate Chambers. The group
successfully lobbied for the new
20,000-square-foot Southeast Focal Point
Senior Center which received $480,000
from the state (See Page 1). From left in top
photo, Sherry Rosenstein, director of
Jewish Family Service; Eleanor Bernstein,
director of the Southeast Focal Point
Senior Center; Elaine Bloom, lobbyist for
the Florida Association of Jewish Federa-
tions; Melissa Martin, CRC director for the
Federation; State Sen. Peter Weinstein of
Margate; State Rep. Irma Rochlin of
Hallandale; Rabbi Herb Tobin, former
assistant executive director of the Federa-
tion; and State Sen. Kenneth Jenne. From
left in bottom photo. Dr. Steve Weissberg,
Bernstein, Tobin, Rosenstein, Martin,
State Rep. Fred Lippman of Hollywood;
Gail Chapnick, president of the Florida
Association of Jewish Federations; and
Ben Gurion Chapter Formed
Broward County now has a
chapter of the American
Associates, Ben-Gurion Universi-
ty of the Negev.
The American Associates is a
fundraising organization for
Israel's youngest university, Ben-
Gurion of the Negev.
Marvin Stein, a resident of
Woodlands, was elected president
of the chapter. Leonard Schub
was elected vice president in
charge of membership. Alice
Cohen and Mary Kaye were nam-
ed co-chairpersons of the
Chapter's Special Projects Com-
mittee and Melissa Berkowitz of
Hollywood was elected chairper-
son of the Programming
Others serving on the Broward
County Chapter Board of Direc-
tors are: Judge Irwin Berkowitz
of Hollywood, Lenore Frankel,
Lucy Kalusin of Hallandale, Leo
Kaplan, Leatrice and Robert Kay,
Ethel and Dan Levenson of
Hollywood, Elsa and Joseph
Maharam, Dr. Stanley Margulies
of Hollywood, Tola and Leof
Messing, Harold Oshry. jJJ
Weinstein, Norman WeinstPin
and State Senator P!l
Schub, Daniel Simons, Jo^
Weinstein. Peter
"It is clear that we have
assembled a group of dedicated
and enthusiastic people interested
in developing support for Ben
Gurion University's diverse pro-
grams of education research and
community outreach," Stein said
"Ben-Gurion University has a
unique and invaluable contribu-
tion to make to Israel's nation
building task and we look forward
during the coming years to mar-
shalling the financial support
needed by the university. A series
of public information programs
are planned for Broward County
utilizing faculty members and
others involved in the work of the
university," he added.
For further information about
chapter membership, call the Ben-
Gurion University office it
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Fnday, June 21, l&8S7The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Holh/wood Page 7
Settlers Demand Death
Penalty For Terrorists
Demands for the death penalty for
terrorists by Jewish settlers in the
West Bank received strong back-
ing from a Likud Cabinet minister
as controversy continued to rage
over the recent prisoner
Minister of Tourism Avraham
Sharir has begun canvassing his
colleagues in a campaign to in-
troduce the death penalty for ter-
rorists. Israel law dows not pro-
vide the death penalty and ter-
rorists convicted of murder, in-
cluding many of those released in
the exchange, are given life
Jewish militants in the West
Bank, meanwhile, succeeded in
forcing at leat two of the ter-
rorists released in the exchange to
abandon their homes in the ter-
ritory and take refuge in Jordan.
Of the 1,150 Palestinians freed in
return for three Israeli soldiers
captured in Lebanon, 600 were
permitted to return to their homes
in the West Bank, Gaza and
Israel. The settlers are demanding
that every one of them be
Two of the Palestinians con-
victed of murdering David
Rosenfeld at an archaeological
site at Herodion three years ago,
were literally driven from their
homes in the Bedouin village of
Faradis. They decided to leave
after several nights of harassment
by Jewish settlers which involved
smashing windows, smearing red
paint on the doorstep of one home
and threats. Residents of Tekoah,
where the murder victim had liv-
ed, expressed satisfaction that the
two decided to leave. A third per-
son involved in Rosenfeld's
murder could not be found at his
home. But it is not certain he has
left the territory.
Some of the cells made vacant
by the prisoner exchange have
been filled again. An army
spokesman announced that securi-
ty forces broke up a new terrorist
cell operating in the Ramallah
area. Its members are suspected
of. among other things, the
murder of an Israeli soldier,
Aharon Avidar, while he stood
guard outside a government
building in the West Bank town of
El Bireh last Feb. 4.
One member of the Ramallah
cell reportedly confessed to
shooting Avidar with a 22 mm.
pistol which has been recovered.
About 30 members of the cell
were arrested for questioning.
Israeli forces destroyed five
houses belonging to gang
members, four in Saffa village and
one in Beit-Chor A-Tachta. Both
villages were placed under
Military sources were quoted as
saying they regarded recent ter-
rorist activities in the territories
as "very grave" and promised to
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"react quickly and harshly." They
were referring to the spate of at-
tacks on Jewish buses on the
Jerusalem-Hebron road and the
murder of a Jewish settler,
Zalman Obolnik, in the Ramallah
vegetable market in April which
may have been committed by
Avidar's killers.
Tensions in the West Bank con-
tinued high. Yeshiva students at
Joseph's Tomb in Nablus blocked
the road after complaining of
stone-throwing. Police ordered
the students to disperse.
Controversy is also continuing
over demands by settlers and
rightwing and religious elements
for an amnesty for the 26 alleged
members of a Jewish terrorist
underground now on trial or serv-
ing sentences for acts of violence
against Arab civilians in the West
Bank. Justice Minster Moshe
Nissim said that he didn't think
these demands constituted
political interference in the
judicial system.
The Jewish Federation of South Broward
held its annual meeting last week at which
time the new officers were installed Dr.
Saul Singer, president; Dr. Howard Bar-
ron, vice-president; Ellie Katz, vice-
president; Esther Gordon, vice-president;
Elaine Pittell, secretary ana Nelson
Dembs, treasurer.
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Mengele: The Later Years
Mengelitis Media Hype
NEW YORK (JTA) What are
the substantial facts about Josef
Mengele, the "angel of death" SS
doctor of Auschwitz? The facts of
his post-war years are sketchy.
Allegedly, he spent some time in
1945 as an interned patient in a
British hospital in occupied Ger-
many. He then supposedly lived
openly in his family's home in
Guenzberg. The Mengele family's
wealth derives from its multina-
tional firm that manufactures and
distributes agricultural im-
plements and heavy machinery.
Reasonable assumptions are that
the family in large measure sup-
ported Mengele since the war.
When accusations against him
became a public problem, Mengele
dropped from sight in 1949. He
allegedly used the "monastery
routes" to flee Europe, exiting at
Genoa with false papers under the
name of "Gregorio Gregori" or
"Helmut Gregor," making his
way first to Franco Spain, thence
to Argentina with a passport bear-
ing his real name and photograph.
(No documented evidence of this
purported passage has ever been
In Argentina, Mengele sup-
posedly practiced medicine openly
in Buenos Aires and its environs.
On June 5, 1959, a murder war-
rant was issued against him by a
Freiberg, West German court.
Among its 17 specific accusations:
"Mengele killed... a newborn
baby ... by throwing the infant
into an open fire before the eyes of
its mother."
For more than six months, the
West German Foreign Ministry
itself notoriously packed with
Nazis from Hitler's Ministry of
Foreign Affairs did not cir-
culate the extradition request bas-
ed on the murder warrant to those
countries where Mengele had
been reported.
Mengele in the meantime was
shuttling between Argentina,
Paraguay and Brazil, according to
sources. In late October of 1959,
he purportedly was naturalized in
Paraguay. (Some sources say the
date was 1957.) Not until June 28,
1960 did Argentina itself assign
the extradition requests for pro-
ceedings to get underway.
Among the few sober
documents was an October 1973
report by Poland's war crimes
commission alleging that Mengele
was living in the Amambay pro-
vince in Paraguay along the
Brazilian border. Paraguay of
course has been a notorious haven
for Nazis since World War II.
More than half of the country's
economy is controlled by German
interests. Its army was trained
successively by Imperial and Nazi
militarists since World War I. Its
dictator, General Alfredo
Stroessner, an open admirer of
Hitler, controls one of Latin
America's most oppressive
regimes. Stroessner has to this
date rebuffed all attempts to flush
out Mengele, let alone honor any
legal steps seeking extradition.
The following assertions were
reported in the U.S. Army's CIC
(Counter-intelligence Corps) 14
pages of documents released to
the Wiesenthal Center in Los
Angeles last December:
A 1947 CIC "informant stated
that to the best of his knowledge,
Dr. Mengele was arrested in the
U.S. Zone of Germany ..." The
informant described Mengele
"FNU (full name unknown)
former chief medical officer in
Auschwitz." (Mengele was not the
chief medical officer there.)
The concern of the CIC was to
question Mengele about "the fate
of 20 Jewish children removed (by
Mengele) from Auschwitz in
November 1944." Nothing what-
soever was indicated about a
direct interest and urgency con-
cerning Mengele himself.
A June 1962 letter from an
American intelligence officer in
Europe providing information on
Mengele to the Canadian Em-
bassy in Cologne, West Germany,
which had been told to check out a
man by the name of "Joseph
Menke" who had applied for a visa
to Canada from Buenos Aires,
Argentina. (The American infor-
mation was incorrect in some
There was nothing else of
substance in the CIC documents,
nor were the key Canadian side of
the answers present. There was
nothing to justify the quick and
extreme conclusions made by Rab-
bi Marvin Hier, dean of the Simon
Wiesenthal Center in Los
Angeles, U.S. Sen. Alfonse
D'Amato R-N.Y., and Sol Litt-
man, the Wiesenthal Center's
Canadian representative.
The CIA documents released to
D'Amato do have relevant
materials indicating Mengele's
deep involvement in trafficking
drugs, counterfeit money and
other illegal dealings.
CIA reports starting in the late
1960's and going through the late
1970's placed a "Dr. Henrique
Wollman" as running a drug ring
out of a remote farm in Paraguay
near the Brazilian border. The
CIA's source was "a petty
criminal" whose material was
"unevaluated." Later, the CIA
"confirmed" "Wollman" as the
wanted Mengele, but the "doctor"
now posed as "an auto mechanic"
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A 1979 cable requested details
on the family company, Mengele
& Son, hypothesizing that "it
could serve as a mechanism to
move or launder large sums of
money as well as to cover the
movement of illicit narcotics."
These CIA reports were
distributed to the DEA (Drug En-
forcement Agency), Treasury,
DIA (Defense Intelligence Agen-
cy), State Department and the
FBI in Washington.
It is a proven fact that Nazi war
criminals on the run in Latin
America have financed their
political networks by way of drug
trafficking, counterfeit money
rings and small arms brokering
for sales abroad. Klaus Barbie, the
Gestapo mass murderer now fac-
ing trial in France, had such
Missing from this equation,
however, is the demonstrated and
relevant fact that the CIA itself
has been one of the world's
largest dealers in the interna-
tional drug trade. Extensive
documentation of these CIA pur-
suits were released by the Church
Committee of the U.S. Senate in
1975. The Committee was headed
by Frank Church, then Senator
from Idaho.
To this writing, the CIA
documents contain the most
substantial data on Mengele to
1979. Beyond the pitiably few
materials in all the hoopla over
these materials, there has not yet
been unearthed anything except
sensationalistic conjecture.
Notwithstanding the media
hype, the patent political and
organizational exploitation and ut-
ter confusion, what are the pro-
spects for nailing Josef Mengele
(assuming he did not drown in
1979 and is still alive)?
There is the loud argument that
ail of this attention particularly
when it is sweetened with rewards
totaling $3.5 million by Israel,
West Germany and private
sources, notably the Simon
Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles
will at long last result in the
capture, trial and sentencing to
death of the "angel of death" of
In the midst of such euphoric
certainty, some precautionary
observations may well be in order.
Even before Israel, West Ger-
many and the U.S. Department of
Justice's Office of Special In-
vestigations (OSI) joined forces to
get Mengele, some sources ques-
tioned what the American side ac-
tually can do.
On February 19, 1985 the New
York Daily News investigated
what the OSI's mandate really
meant in practical and legal
terms. "First we've got to find
out if the U.S. had any involve-
ment with Mengele and we'll do
whatever we can to locate the
guy," OSI director Neal Sher said.
Assume that Mengele is located,
what then, the Daily News
Washington bureau asked Sher.
At the moment, he replied,
"there's not much more that we
can say."
The Daily News, however,
quoted an unnamed "career of-
ficial (at Justice)" who pointed out
that his agency "has little power
and virtually no authority to hunt
down (Nazi war) criminals in
foreign countries."
The Daily News added: "(He)
viewed (then U.S. Attorney
General William French) Smith's
announcement, made at the ti J
an international panel
Auschwitz survivors) in Israel w
conducting its own hearings J
Mengele, as primarily political."
An official who once worked at
OSI said, "I think we're excSi^
our mandate unless U.S. linkage
can be proven." The one-time OSI
aide meant the American utili
tion of Mengele would have to be
proven to justify effective U S
participation in a legally authentic
hunt for Mengele abroad.
The OSI mandate under the law
is to prosecute for denaturaliza-
tion and deportation Nazi war
criminals living in the U.S. but can
be extended by way of ad
ministrative precedent in the
Klaus Barbie matter. Smith was
able to officially pursue and report
on the Barbie matter only on the
basis of proof that agencies of the
American government had in fact
utilized Barbie, "the butcher of
Lyon," after World War II.
Such a stricture, according to
this former OSI official, would
therefore have to be applied in the
case of Mengele. This is another
factor suggesting the need for
caution in the latest wave of
In Jerusalem, the founder of
Israel's Mossad, Issar Harel -
who commanded the special team
that sought out, located, iden-
tified, abducted and brought to
trial Adolf Eichmann in 1960 -
has frequently warned against the
mounting Mengelitis that has
He pointed out that during the
covert action against Eichmann in
Argentina, his Mossad commando
"just missed Mengele." Hut he
was quick to add that serious pro-
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-the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
ported from Israel on February
\ 1985 that "Harel was critical of
Arsons who announce they know
(here the death camp doctor is.
|he search for Mengele 'should be
juried out quietly,' he said.
I Harel also criticized the rewards
|iat are based solely on the cap-
Lre of Mengele outright by, he
Ynphasized, "non-government
Lrsonnel." Instead, the rewards
X0uld be for "reliable informa-
|on" that would provide leads for
a professional operation carried
tat by professionals."
"Announcing big rewards ... is
Jot the way to catch Mengele,"
are! said over Kol Israel, the na-
lon's radio network.
On the proviso that his name not
be divulged, a retired CIA analyst
assessed for JTA the Mengele
uproar. "Anybody slightly
familiar with the case," he said,
"knows that all this hoopla a lot
of it motivated by political and
personal ego-tripping is not go-
ing to get Mengele. Did Harel hold
a press conference before going
into Argentina?"
He continued, "These self-
styled 'Nazi-hunters' are the
worst of the lot," and added,
"Let's wait and see what the OSI
can come up with. If anyone's do-
ing really serious work on going
after Mengele, you can bet you
won't hear about it until it's
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|There is a growing controversy
our schools right now about
hether or not to teach the story
[ the Holocaust.
The object of this debate is a
urse for 8th and 9th graders
llled "Facing History and
prselves: The Holocaust and
uman Behavior." Developed
Ith federal funds, and taught in
|th private and public schools
ound the country, it explores
history of anti-Semitism, and
historical events and condi-
bi. leading up to the Third
pich's reign of terror. The course
covers another but leas
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ssacre of almost a million
nenians 30 years earlier in
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responsibility, and to help
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ecently, "Facing History" has
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.tremists. Some, like the hate
oup Liberty Lobby, argue that
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lai those who speak about it are
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M the Pro-Family Forum. These
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I In her new book titled Child
mae in the Classroom, Schlafly
[>d her followers single out "Fac-
, History" as too controversial.
a recent issue of Pro-Family
fonim's newsletter, a former
"Phool board member from
pamden, Maine claims that
thing such a course is a form of
told abuse." These critics object
1 students being asked to write
Prsonal journals about what they
pve thought about or learned in
N course. Those opposed to the
furse say it's a violation of the
ch Amendment, a federal law
which prohibits "psychological
testing" without parental
The Hatch amendment, whose
regulations were issued by the
Department of Education last
year, is being misused by groups
on the right to censor classroom
discussions of any subject they
don't like. Sex education, drug
and alcohol prevention courses,
the problem of teenage suicide,
even evolutionary biology, are all
targets of their censorship
Apparently, Phyllis Schlafly and
other self-appointed censors
believe that independent thinking
and grappling with moral ques-
tions is a form of "psychological
testing." They're using the diary
of a student who took the course
to explain why "Facing History"
should not be taught. "Life used
to be easy," writes the student,
"there always seemed to be an
answer to everything ... In these
past four months, however, I have
been forced to think. It hasn't
been easy."
No one has ever said that learn-
ing about the tragedies of history
is "easy." But teaching students
about these troubling events is not
"child abuse" in the classroom.
It's an integral part of education
and the purpose of education is
to teach students how to make up
their own minds, and form their
own sense of judgement and
morality. How do we teach
students an abiding respect for
human rights if they don't unders-
tand the heinous efforts of the
past to stamp them out?
When death camp survivor and
author Elie Wiesel recently ac-
cepted the Congressional Gold
Medal from President Reagan, he
spoke eloquently about the in-
tense pain and loneliness of the
concentration camps but also
about the courage of those who
resisted, and fought back. He talk-
ed about the challenge of teaching
the next generation about the hor-
rors of the Holocaust, while
preserving their belief in the
goodness of humanity. *'
believe," Wiesel concluded, "that
memory is the answer. Perhaps
the only answer."
Sheltering students from con-
troversial issues, or troubling
historical events, leaves them less
prepared to face the difficult ques-
tions of citizenship in a democratic
society. Not teaching often about
the Armenian massacre, or the
Holocaust, or the more recent
genocide in Cambodia, deprives
them of knowledge they need to
prevent such atrocities in the
We must not allow Phyllis
Schlafly and her fellow extremists
to erase the memory of the
Holocaust. It is too important a
lesson for all of us.
Anthony T. Podesta is president
of People For the American Way,
a 150,000-member national non-
partisan citizens organization
dedicated to protecting and pro-
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An attorney and educator,
Podesta was a political science in-
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The phone rang Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. the voice
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Press Digest
Israeli Economy: A Different View
The digest includes excerpts
compiled from Jewish
American and Israeli press
services and occasional
editorial comments by Marty
Erann, director of communica-
tions, South County Jewish
Federation Editor's Note.
In the past few weeks a number
of news topics of a highly con-
troversial nature have become
prominent, relegating such issues
as President Reagan's visit to Bit-
burg to the annals of ancient
history ..
However, before relating some
of these topics, we must share
with our readers a monumental
discovery, of what must be the
best kept secret of all times. It is
about the greatest wave of im-
migration to Israel, which has
been taking place for the past few
decades, yet not a word of it has
appeared in the press beyond a
vague hint here and there. In fact,
it is kept as a top secret in Israel
itself: It is the immigration of
millions from Chelm! (Apparently,
to keep the secret, most of these
immigrants pose as Russians,
Yemenites, Moroccans, Roma-
nians, Knesset members,
Histadrut leaders, and, most of
all, government officials and
clerks .)
We have it on high authority
that this is the main reason Israel
has not been able to deal with
even small reforms in the elec-
toral system, or with the
phenomena of Rabbi Kahane's
growth in popularity and the ex-
istence of an anti-Israeli Com-
munist Party in the legislature.
Some sources, "on condition that
they not be named" can be quoted
as asserting that even former
Premier Begin's decision to
become a recluse was largely the
result of the secret Chelm
Because of the secrecy still
maintained, it is hard to obtain
direct proof but the circumstan-
tial evidence is overwhelming. For
example, Israel's Cabinet held a
record-breaking meeting last
month, immediately after the
April Cost-of-Living figures were
released. The figure was a 19.4
rise for the month, which was con-
siderably higher than the govern-
ment and economic experts had
predicted. Premier Shimon Peres
banged his fist on the table and
told the ministers they would not
leave until they managed to agree
on some economic measures. So
the ministers sat for more than 12
hours straight and came up with
some classical Chelm solutions:
The travel surcharge (which
many non-Chelmites like to call
"ransom") will be doubled to ap-
proximately $300. That will apply
to any trip abroad, even if one is
going on a $200 trip to Cyprus, on
which there is already a 20 per-
cent tax added to the ticket. It will
also apply to any Israeli student or
emigrant living abroad, who
comes to Israel to visit his family
for a couple of weeks .. .
At the same time, Israelis will
be permitted to take out of the
country only $800, instead of
$1,000 as until now. (We believe
the classical 90 lb. weakling can do
more pushups in 30 seconds than
the number of Israelis who actual-
ly will travel with that sum of
money or less during the entire
summer .). Apparently the
Chelm lobby has a controlling in-
terest in the foreign currency
black market on Lilienblum Street
in Tel Aviv, where the "black"
dollar was bought for 1,350
shekels several weeks ago, while
the "green" dollar's official rate
was 1,010 shekels.
Value Added Tax was raised
from 15 percent to 17 percent, to
compensate for a reduction in
revenue anticipated as the
government would reduce income
tax by as much as 10 percent for
those employed in export in-
dustries. However, the income-
tax reduction has been put off un-
til such time as the government
officials can agree on which
workers it will apply to, while the
VAT increase has already gone in-
to effect...
Increases of 15 to 20 percent
in the purchase tax levied on lux-
ury items, such as refrigerators,
air conditioners, washing
machines and automobiles.
Gasoline will go up in price from
about $2 per gallon to about $2.50.
The immediate result of these
steps, of course, was a massive
buying spree of anything available
anywhere at current prices. For
the next 10 days, while consumers
eagerly sought to buy, retailers
and wholesalers sought to hold
back stock pending approval for
raising the prices. Thus, a greater
shortage of commodities was
created and we will not go into
what that did for inflation ..
Need more proof? Look at what
happened to ATA. This is Israel's
veteran, once highly successful
textile giant, which employs about
3,000 workers at its plant, and
many others in its chain of outlets.
For the past few years the plant,
controlled by the Shaul Eisenberg
group, has been faltering, and this
year it has gone into receivership.
However, since Israel can ill af-
ford to have such a concern fold
and add 3,000 people to the pool of
unemployed, the government has
been looking for potential buyers
and investors who would step in to
salvage ATA.
Of course, the government has
been prompted also by warnings
from the Histadrut that it would
not stand by and see 3,000 of its
members abandoned it would
call sympathy strikes, general
strikes and in other ways mobilize
itself (and the 70 percent or so of
all of Israel's industry, which is
Histadrut owned) to aid the ATA
workers. As for buying ATA itself
and investing in its recovery, the
Histadrut apparently looked into
it and found it was not
No one has established what ex-
act sum is necessary in order to
bring ATA back on its feet; the
estimates have varied between $4
million to $40 million. However,
one of the ATA managers and
some of its employees have pro-
posed a solution which would not
depend on any investors risking
their capital: ATA holds 85 acres
of land adjacent to its plant in
Kiryat Bialik (north of Haifa),
which were expropriated from the
Jewish National Fund for the tex-
tile concern decades ago. Accor-
ding to the Kiryat Bialik City
Engineer, this land is valued to-
day at $6 million, but if it is rezon-
ed for construction of 1,820 apart-
ment units, it would make the pro-
perty worth $22.8 million at the
very least By releasing the land
(which is government owned, held
by ATA on a long term lease, like
most land in Israel) for develop-
ment, the government could
realize nearly $17 million, which
certainly would help to solve
ATA's problems.
However, Agriculture Minister
Arik Nehemkin. who is in charge
of the Israel Lands Administra-
tion (known as "minhal") which
controls all transactions concern-
ing the 92 percent of Israel's land
that is government-controlled,
responded to the land proposal as
"total nonsense." (Is he a secret
Speaking of the Israel Lands
Administration, a small but in-
teresting recent incident
strengthens the suspicion that it is
a Chelmite stronghold: an Israeli
farmer sold his farm (actually, the
lease rights to his farm land plus
his house). In order to have the
sale approved and the farm
registered in the name of the
buyer, an "agreement fee" must
be paid to the Minhal. This fee is
based on a percentage of the dif-
ference between the price which
the seller originally paid when he
bought the farm, and the sale
price to the new buyer (or the
value of the farm as estimated by
a government adjustor
whichever is higher.).
It is customary for the Minhal to
figure as high an amount as possi-
ble (in this case, the farm was sold
for $60,000. It was bought 10
years earlier for $25,000. The
Minhal insisted on being paid
$16,000 notwithstanding what
taxes would still be levied, how
much had been invested in the
property, inflation of the 10 years,
etc.) The seller then must try to
persuade, fight, cajole, and
somehow, on occasion, manage to
get a special review committee to
reduce the levy.
When the seller in our example
went to the Minhal offices to ob-
tain the assessment, he was told
that had the property included
more improvements, making it
more valuable, the amount he
would have to pay as an "agree-
ment fee" would be smaller ... in
other words, the less a property is
worth, the higher the bite the
Minhal takes when you sell your
rights to lease it. (That sounds
like a rule taken straight from the
Chelm code book!)
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*overty Cycle
Friday, June 21, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 13
UJA Press Service
Umnd. round and round she
where she stops nobody
5RUSALEM Aliza doesn't
r or dance, but she's part of the
5-known children's rhyme just
same. At two years old she
Is round and round the poverty
lie, caught up in its sad refrain.
Ither to daugher, father to son,
Iteration to generation
privation to deprivation
less the pattern is changed,
|ess the cycle is broken.
fossi, Aliza's father, is both a
tim and a part of the cycle. The
of poor, uneducated im-
irant parents, Yossi grew up
Ithout." Without adequate at-
Ition and home life. Without a
bitive self-image. Without the
nurces to break out of the
[rerty cycle.
lut in community centers
foughout Israel, the Early
ildhood Development Program
(helping hundreds of children
Aliza learn, think, play and
> themselves in a different way.
program is giving them the
|ls to build a better life and a
nee to break the cycle.
Jinovative community center
ijects such as this one are sup-
by the American Jewish
nt Distribution Committee,
ch receives virtually all its
)."> million budget from
)erican Jews contributing to
United Jewish Appeal-
Beration Campaign. JDC aids
re than 130 community centers
Jsrael, and has additional pro-
ns in Israel and more than 30
er countries.
1e believe that in order for a
d's potential to develop to the
est, help must start as early as
Bible," said Margot Pins, a
eloper of the program. "By the
| of lVz, these children are part
la community center nursery
ram. It is very important to
lerstand that a child's first
elopment is the result of in-
ction with adults."
i countless informal ways, the
|ned staff members interact
i the children, helping them to
nize their individuality and
self-worth; to understand their
senses, their needs and their feel-
ings; to communicate and express
Soft bean bags and resonant
coffee cans filled with different
materials help children develop
body senses and awareness of
weight, size, proportion and are
fun. Crawling enhances
awareness of body parts and ver-
bal expression and sparks
laughter. A quiet moment with a
teacher during the toddler's
diaper change strengthens a per-
sonal relationship that helps
develop the child's caring about
others. Lunchtime with all its
tumult and mess is a time for
sharing, group socialization,
development of coordination and,
for many of these children, their
only hot, nourishing meal that
"We start with the children, but
the parents are integral to the
program," Ms. Pins said during a
brief break in her duties on a re-
cent day. "The community center
framework allows for parental in-
volvement. Drawing a parent in is
not always easy, particularly the
fathers, but this may be the key to
the child's personal and social
When Aliza started in the pro-
gram, she was totally silent, very
nervous and withdrawn. Her
father Yossi never brought her to
the center, until he was forced to
do so by his wife's illness. Then he
noticed a broken door at the
center and repaired it. He liked
the atmosphere and began to
come more often. The
psychologist drew him into con-
versation with Aliza.
This became a weekly session,
quick and informal, but contact
just the same. Yossi now brings
Aliza to the nursery each day.
They're developing a close rela-
tionship and she is thriving from
his attention. She is happy, talks
and participates. Yossi still has
many problems, but his relation-
ship with Aliza has changed and
she's improving as a result.
The Early Childhood Develop-
ment Program is building a bridge
across social, economic and family
gaps, so children like Aliya won't
have to go round and round the
poverty cycle any more.
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rage 14 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-HoUywood/Friday, June 21, 1986
Argentine Jews Fear
Anti-Semitic Attacks
STORYTIME The Jewish Community
Center pre-eehool children recently par-
ticipated in a fundraising program tor the
new school library. The children returned
to the JCC at night in their pajamas to hear
a bedtime story. The cost was %2 per child.
Parent volunteers co-chaired by Debbie
Kay and Lolly Conn used puppets while
reading to the children.
Service was held st the Washington Manor
Nursing Home. It was led by Rabbi Harold
Richter, director of chaplaincy programs
for JFSB. his volunteers and a nursing
home resident, Shmuel Zwit. From left.
Betty Green, Minna Lewis, Rabbi Richter,
Marvin Carrell, Jack Rutkin, Jack Green.
Seated are Zwik and Leon Ehrlich.
Born In 1948?
synagogue in the heart of Rosario,
the second largest city in Argen-
tina, was the target of an arson at-
tempt recently, the World Jewish
Congress reported here.
According to the Latin
American branch of the WJC, the
incident, which was condemned in
a published statement by the
DAIA, the representative body of
Argentine Jewry, has contributed
to the climate of concern affecting
the Jewish community. There is a
profusion of anti-Semitic and Nazi
material for sale at news kiosks
and book stores, and signs of
growing pro-Arab activity
threatening the Argentine-Israeli
In Parliament, the WJC noted.
Antonio Paleari, a Peronist Depu-
ty, has submitted a draft resolu-
tion requesting that the govern-
ment not allow Argentine officials
to go to Jerusalem where a forest
in the name of Gen. San Martin,
the Argentine national hero, will
be inaugurated in July.
Moreover. Saad Chedid. who
Zahav Calling
All 50-Plus
publishes the magazine "Pi
Studies "and who has becou
unofficial spokesman for ,
positions gave a press inter
in which he stated that
diplomatic recognition of
League of Arab States by Anw
tina implies the recognition^
with full rights of the League^
"It is now up to the PLO to i
quest the opening of an info,
tion office or an embassy."
Beyond these development!, j
has been announced that
meeting of the Argentine
community will take place
Rosario to consider the role
Aiab institutions in Argentin
the relationship of Agentine poli
cians vis-a-vis the Arab commu
ty, and analysis of Arab
Argentine relations.
To complete the picture, the
Argentine press recently reported I
the sale of 20 domestically^
Pucara combat planes to Iraq,!
although the same reports ia-l
dicate that the transaction is y|
to be finalized.
"Zahav" ... a new division of
the Jewish Federation of South
Broward is being formed of men
and women who are single and
50-plus in age. "Zahav" (gold in
Hebrew) will be a stimulating
group holding once-a-month lun-
cheon forums featuring programs
and interesting speakers. For ad-
ditional information, please phone
Judy Nemeth at 921-8810.
for Judaic Studies
Hebrew... History ...Bible
Afternoons and
Sunday mornings.
For information
call Helene 921-8810
Jewish Federation
of South Broward

Candle Lighting Time
June 21 7:57 p.m.
June 28 7:59 p.m.
If you are one of the 3,657,000
born here in 1948, the same year
that Israel was born 37 years ago,
you are eligible to join the Birth-
day Club of 1948, which now is be-
ing formed.
What better way is there to
share your birthday, than by giv-
ing a gift of linens or layettes to
those who need you now
desperately in Israel?
In this day and age where so
many anniversaries, and various
causes are being remembered and
organized, wouldn't you too like to
share your birthday with others?
Three-thousand diapers ae used
every day in Israeli hospitals. Fif-
ty pieces of linen are needed for
each operation, 117 pieces of linen
to equip each hospital bed, and
900 pieces to equip one operating
table for a day.
The daughter of the founder of
this movement, Mrs. Sylvia R.
Kramer of Hollywood, Fla., is
enrolling her daughter Judith
Winter of Seattle, Wash, as the
first charter member. Judith was
born in 1948, and is the inspira-
tion for this movement.
Her check for $370 is being
turned over to Hadassah. Others
wishing to join this unique club
could send $37, $370, or $3,780 to
Golda Meir Hadassah, Club 1948,
2751 S. Ocean Dr., Hollywood,
Fla. 33019. All contributions are
tax deductible. A loving layette
costs $36.
Religious directory
Congregation L* Yitacbok Lubavitch, 1296 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd.. IWUn-
dale; 458-1877. Rabbi Rafael Tennenhaus. Daily services 7:66a-m., 6:30 p.m.; Fr7
evening. 6:80 p.m.; Saturday morning, 9 a.m., Saturday evening. 7:30 p.m SunfflJ
8:30 a.m. and 6:80 p.m. Religious school: Grade* 1-8. Nursery school Mon*J(
through Friday. .
Yoamg Israel of Heilywood 8291 Stirling Road; 966-7877. Rabbi Edward Dam
Daily services, 7:80 ajn.. aundown; Sabbath eervieee, one hour before sundown; >
bath morning, 9 o'clock; Sunday, 8 a-m.
j Jewish Cater 416 NE 8th A**.; 464-9100. Rabbi Carl Klein. Daily
, 8:80 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Sabbath 8p.m.; Sabbath morning. 8:45 am
THkjlt Beth Skates* 1400 N. 46th Ave., Hollywood; 981-6111. **"
Malavsky. Dairy services, 7:46 a.m., sundown; Sabbath evening. 8:15 o dock;
bath morning, 9 o'clock. Religious school: Kindergarten-8. _j_.
Teeaple Beth Aha. 9730 Stirling Road, Hollywood; 481-6100. Rabbi AvrsftM
Kapnek. Service, dairy 8 a.m.; Sabbath S p.m.; Sabbath morning8:45 a.m. Keltf
School: Nursery, Bar Mitxvah, Judaic. High School. ji
Teaaple Israel of Miraatar 6920 SW 86th St; 961-1700. Rabbi Raphael jg
Daily aervicea, 8 JO a.m.; Sabbath, 8 pja.; Sabbath morning. 8:46 o dock. Keugw
School: pre-kindergarten-8. u _jj,
Tesaple Sisal 1201 Johnaon St.. Hollywood: 920-1577. Rabbi Richard J^ Harp".
8 p.m.; Sabbath morning, 9 a-m. Religious school: Pr^kindergarten-Judaica n*"
Tesaple Beth El 1861 S. 14th Av... Hollywood; 920-8228. Rabbi SjT'l^f*'
Sabbath evening 8 p.m. Sabbath morning 11 a.m. Religious school: Gf*'.'\\f-.
Teeaple Beth Easet Pembroke Pinea General Hospital auditorium. 226! uww-
ty Drive, Pembroke Pinea: 481-8688. Rabbi Bennett Greeoepon. Sabbath *"
8:16 pjn. Religious school: Pre-kindergarten-10. p^w
Teaapic Betel 6100 Sheridan St, Hollywood: 98*0206. Rabbi R00^j\VW
Sabbath services, 8:16 p.m.; Sabbath morning, 10:80 o'dock Religious school.
Raasat Shale. 11301 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation: 472-3600. R*M ***
Skidell. Sabbath services. 8:16 p.m. Religious school: Pre-kindergarWn

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Friday, June 21, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-HoUywood Page 15
ongressional Wives Seek Release of Refuseniks
wives of 21 Members of
. ess, including Sheila Smith,
feof U.S. Rep. Larry Smith. D-
have formed a new human
hts monitoring group focusing
ilitical prisoners in the Soviet
n. The "Committee of 21"
coordinate efforts with other
rights group to secure
fease of the prisoners and to ral-
I public opinion in America in
feir behalf.
The group, established under
|e auspices of the Congressional
nan Rights Caucus, pairs 21
iet prisoners of conscience
i the same number of Congres-
pnal wives. The 21 prisoners are
leaders of the Soviet
eniks, Soviet citizens who
. been denied the right to
migrate from the Soviet Union.
he leaders have been imprisoned
Soviet authorities on charges
ging from "hooliganism" to
"anti-Soviet agitation." However,
their arrest and imprisonment is
primarily because of their leader-
ship in the refusenik movement
and is a clear violation of the
Helsinki Human Rights Accords.
Every member of the Commit-
tee has made the commitment to
write to her adopted prisoner of
conscience every six weeks by
registered mail, as well as writing
to Soviet Ambassador Anatoliy
Dobrynin and other Soviet
In a letter to Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev, Mrs. Smith
Eetitioned for the early release of
er adopted prisoner, Dr. Yuri
Tarnopolsky, on humanitarian
grounds. "We (my husband and I)
are asking you, as the new leader
of the Union of Soviet Socialist
Republics, in the name of compas-
sion to relax your harsh emigra-
tion policies for Soviet Jews,"
?vie* Jewry update
wrote the Congressman's wife.
"My husband and I hope that
justice can be served by the Soviet
Union's turning to a new policy
for all refuseniks and dissidents
and by allowing Soviet Jews to be
granted their right to emigrate."
Dr. Tarnopolsky is a chemist
who, with his family, applied to
emigrate to Israel in 1979. He
soon lost his professional standing
in the scientific community, and in
1983, was arrested and charged
with slandering the Soviet state.
He was sentenced to a three-year
term in a labor camp and denied
visits from his wife and family.
"We urge you to remain stead-
fast in your desire to emigrate to
Israel," wrote Mrs. Smith to Dr.
Tarnopolsky and, in a separate
letter, to his wife and daughter.
"We have not given up hope that
our efforts will go unnoticed. We
will continue to speak out so that
Emigration Drops
I NEW YORK (JTA) Only 51
kws were permitted to leave the
pviet Union in May, marking a
decline from the 166 who
permitted to leave during
pril, the National Conference on
bviet Jewry (NCSJ) reported.
[in April, among the 166 Jews
fcrmitted to leave were some 100
ho were residents of Moscow,
here no movement occurred in
ay. At that time, a premature
phoria developed in some areas
Soviet Union, according to
3SJ chairman Morris Abram.
'Recent speculation, based
on rumors of a possible in-
e, was misleading to people
want to see real progress,"
pram said. "At that time, the
DSJ urged a careful assessment
a reaction based on perfor-
nce rather than promise."
According to Abram, "the May
ds are not encouraging and
out the need for caution in
limiting monthly figures as an
dicator of significant change."
! urged the Reagan Administra-
n, Congress, the State Depart
^nt, the Jewish community and
i supporters to "be persistent"
t to avoid the trap of "assuming
at if you wish it, it will become
fefusenlc Adopted
PARIS (JTA) A French city
i adopted Ida Nudel, 54, believ-
to be the Soviet Union's
est waiting "refusenik" who
been demanding for the last
years to leave the Soviet
lion. The municipal council of
isir, including the seven Com-
nist aldermen, has unanimous-
lapproved Ida Nudel's adoption.
fe city of 25,000, whose name
ns "pleasure," is a working
i suburb southwest of Paris.
KRANTED: Leading scientist
rPDrvefusemk DR- ALEKSANDR
pe-RNER of Moscow was the reci-
pient of an honorary degree, in
^sentia, from the Baltimore
Worew College on May 23.
fEGIME": According to an of-
Pci at the Chistopol prison,
"OSIF BEGUN will be prohibited
?m meeting with his family for
first two months there, since
! to be placed under a "strict
/flme." iosif 8 wife, INNA, was
PO that she may be permitted a
fwt visit late in June, but she is
T1 that she will not be
biHi^? a ,onKer. personal visit
F" the end of Iosif s three-year
*y at Chistopol. Such harsh
ment would mean that it will
five and a half years
couple had such a
have been
since the
GRANTED VISA: After more
than five years of being denied
permission to leave for Israel,
Kishinev, and his family, were
granted exit visas. Alterman is a
former chess champion of the
Moldavian Republic, and a winner
of several national competitions.
His 13-year-old son, IGOR, has
been "twinned" with several
American youngsters preparing
to become B'nai Mitzvot. The
family, which includes Vladimir's
wife, LIYA, and his mother,
SIMA, is expected to depart in a
few weeks.
of Kishinev was recently threaten-
ed with imprisonment because of
his "connections with foreigners
and placement of overseas
telephone calls." The warning
came during a KGB interrogation
days after he and his wife, ALL A,
phoned friends in Israel with In-
dependence Day greetings. The
officer claimed that "while the
content of such conversations may
not be hostile to the Soviet Union,
the foreigners may give the con-
versation hostile interpretations,"
and warned that Munblit would he
held responsible. He also claimed
that studying Hebrew is "not
hostile in and of itself, (but) it may
contain anti-Soviet components."
Although he has actively sought
employment since returning to
Novosibirsk in March, FELIKS
unable to find a job, and fears ar-
rest on charges of "parasitism."
He reapplied for ah exit visa, and
was promised an answer within a
month. .. Despite his unstable
health, YAKOV MESH returned
to work in Odessa. ...
VLADIMIR RAIZ of Leningrad
was again denied permission to
emigrate to Israel.
Sheila Smith
one day you and your family will
have the same fundamental
freedoms that our family enjoys."
Cwflrui of rk Vutai &asu
t sTftpuuuUtu
Hay 185
Dr. rurl Tarnopolsky
o/o Director Of The Ceep
672032 Chita
P/A Y O 14/t
5th Group. U.S.S.B.
Dear Dr. Tarnopolaky'i
My huaband ana I hava been following your caee with intaraat for ovar
two yaara. At avary appropriate opportunity, wa hava raised concern
on your behalf. My huaband haa written lettera and aent teleeraajs to
proteat your alstreataent. and urged prison officials to allow that
you receive acceaa to your faaily and eedical care.
My huaband and 1 aost recently hava petitioned General secretary
Gorbachev for your early raleaaa on huaanltarlan grounds. Ha know of
your gall bladder and heert aileente. and how difficult the work in
the aines is for you. Hs have alao corresponded with your wife
espreaelnq our concern for your welfare. Me have encloeed copies of
our aost recent lettere on your behalf. He are also interestsd in
how your csss is faring, the prison conditions, and how you ere being
He urge you to reaain ateadfast in your deaire to eaigrate to
Israel. Hs hava not given up hope that our efforts will go
unnoticed. He know thst you hava auffered aany hardships. Your
hunger striks failed to persuade Soviet officials to grant you and
your faaily psraission to eaigrate, but left your health
deteriorated. My husband hss fasted in your naae to bring attention
to your plight.
Me will continue to apeak
will have the aaae fundaat
Very truly yours.
bo that one dsy you snd your faaily
fraedoas that our faaily enjoya.
Mrs. Shells Salth, wife
Congressman Lawrence J.
Mrs. Smith also participated in
the recent third annual Interna-
tional Conference of Parliamen-
tary Spouses for Soviet Jews held
in London. Mrs. Smith was one of
the nine American represen-
tatives of the Congressional
Wives for Soviet Jews attending
the conference.
During the three-day con-
ference, which included delega-
tions from nine countries, the par-
ticipants received briefings on the
current situation in the Soviet
Union. They also met with British
Prime Minister Margaret That-
cher and officials of her Govern-
ment and developed strategies for
strengthening their collective ad-
vocacy for basic human rights. A
resolution which will be delivered
to the delegates' respective
governments and to Soviet
authorities was passed.
"Our participation in this inter-
national forum has three major
objectives," said Mrs. Smith. "By
making a joint plea, we will make
it clear to the Soviets that we will
not give up our fight until the last
Jew wishing to leave is granted
"We will be reminding our own
governments that basic human
rights, and specifically the right of
Jews to emigrate to Israel, are
fundamental to our foreign
policies and that we must hold fast
in our collective efforts to ensure
that the Soviets fulfill interna-
tional commitments guaranteeing
these rights."
Mrs. Smith added: "Our plea
will provide moral support to the
hundreds of Jewish activists in the
U.S.S.R. by assuring them that
we will not give up until they are
The International Conference of
Parliamentary Spouses for Soviet
Jews included delegations from
Canada, Israel, the Netherlands,
France, Belgium, Ireland, Great
Britain, Luxembourg and the
United States.
The Congressional Wives for
Soviet Jews which is sponsoring
the American delegation is an af-
filiate organization of the National
Conference on Soviet Jewry, the
central agency in the; United
States for coordinating policy and
action on behalf of the more than
two million Jews in the Soviet
Union. ,. \
SKY ended his eight-month
hunger strike on May 17, at the
urging of his parents, GRIGORY
and ROSALIA, who visited him
shortly after he ceased his pro-
test. Kholmiansky, in extremely
weak condition, was released
from an isolation cell on May 29,
and is due to be hospitalized. At
the Sverdlovsk camp, authorities
hinted to the Kholmianskys that
Aleksandr could be eligible for
early release on the grounds of
amnesty "if he behaves himself."
Kholmiansky is the only Jewish
Prisoner of Conscience to be con-
sidered for amnesty, since he was
sentenced for allegedly "possess-
ing ammunition," which is not
viewed as a crime against the
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Ages 2'.- thru Kindergarten
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imdMdmml child
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Social, recreational
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grades 1& 2
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