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COLUMBUS EDITION COLUMBUS EDITION Serving Columbus, Dayton, Central and Southwestern Ohio Vol. 39, No. 19 FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1961 QQ Davo^vd to Amarican '^^ and Jswiih Idasli Immunity From Arrest Is Promised To Two Ex-Nazis JERUSALEM, (JTA) — Immunity was promised by Israel to two ex-Nazis enabling them to come to Jerusalem to testify as witnesses tor Adolf Eichmann who is now on trial here for directing the anni¬ hilation of 6,000,000 Jews under the Nazi, regime Dr. Robert Servatius, Eichmann's lawyer, aubmltted the names of 10 ex-Nazis whom he wanted to summon to the trial as witnesses. The other eight were not promised any immunity and their testimony will be taken by courts In West PRELIMINARY PLANS Going over the preliminary plans for the "Israel Bar Mitzvah Celebration" are, seated left to right, Alvln E. Schottenstein, chairman; Harold Schottenstein, Immediate past chairman; Abe A. Wolman, past chairman. Standing, left to right, Sam Schlonpky, Harry Bruce. Meivin Schottensteln, Ben Kahn and Dr. Benjamin B. Gertner. Israel Bonds Spring Campaign Plans Announced By Chairmen Alvin E. Schottenstein, chairman, and Mrs. Milton J. Leeman, women's division chairman, of the Columbus Israel Bonds committee, have announced plans for Bonds spring campaign. The first community function of the year will lie an "Israel Bar Mitzvah Celebration" to be held as a dinner on Tuesday evening, June 13, and will commemorate the 13th anniversary of the State of Israel. TWO FEATURES of the pro¬ gram, so far announced, are that the celebration will include a testi¬ monial to: Dr. Jerome D. Folk- man, Temple Israel; Dr. Marvin Fox, Congregation Ahavas Shol¬ om; Rabbi Harry Kaplan, B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation; Rabbi Samuel W. Rubenstein, Agudas Achim Congregation; RabbI I>avid Stavsky, Beth Jacob Synagogue; and Rabbi Nathan Zelizer, Tem¬ ple Tifereth Israel. The second feature of the pro¬ gram will be the presentation ot special State of Israel Awards, to children who have been, or will be Bar Mitzvahed in 1961, cele¬ brating the fact that they were born in the year of the proclama¬ tion of the State of Israel, and JWV STATE CONFAB SET FOR GOLUMBUS IN EARLY JUNE The 26th Jewish War Veterans State Convention will be held at Nationwide Inn in Columbus, June 9-11 inclusive. Reservations are being accepted by mail by writing Marty Kaufher, 804 Sheri¬ dan Ave. Complete fee for the three days is $10 per person. Included will be a banquet Sat¬ urday evening, dancing the same evening, registration fee, use of swimming pool, special Friday evening services and an Oneg Shabbat following. As an added feature, a nine hole putting green will be available for golfers. Out of town residents can se¬ cure air conditioned accommoda¬ tions for $10 to $12 per night, double occupancy. Long range plans and arrange¬ ments have been made by Dr. Ben Gertner and state of Ohio com- niander Al Herman. Invitations have been extended to JWV posts in Akron, Ashtabula, Canton, Cin¬ cinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, War¬ ren and Youngstown. This annual state encampment will be a get together of old friends for fun and pleasure as well as to elect new state officers and formulate JWV policies on a state level for recommendation to national headquarters. commemorating the happy coinci¬ dence of their Bar Mitzvah with that of the State of Israel. "ISRAEL CELEBRATIONS will inaugurate the Spring campaign for Israel Bonds in Jewish com¬ munities throughout the United States and Canada during thc next two months," the chairmen announced. "The celebrations will focus attention on the intensified Spring phase of the 1961 sales campaign for , State of Israel Bonds, which this year is dedi¬ cated to Israel's Bar Mitzvah an¬ niversary. "Ambassador Avraham Harman and other prominent Israeli offi¬ cials, as well as leading American personalities, will participate In these Israel Bond events. One of the most significant Israel Ear Mitzvah observances was held In Montreal on April 14, when Lester Pearson, leader of the Opposition in the Canadian House ot Com¬ mons and former President ot the United Nations General Assembly, was the principal speaker at this city-wide dinner." THE CHICAGO Committee tor Israel Bonds will hold one of the largest public gatherings in the city's history on May 17, with Dr, Abba Hillel Silver, chairman ot the Board of Governors of the Israel Bond organization, as the principal speaker. "Other major Israel Bar Mit - vah observances included an Is¬ rael Independence Dinner held in Cincinnati last Wednesday eve¬ ning. Other cities holding similar events before our Columbus cele¬ bration, will be Philadelphia on May 14, Miami Beach on May 17, Niagara Falls on May 28, Houston on June 3, Dallas on June 4, Memphis on June 7 and Atlanta on June 11," they said. THE ISRAEL Bar Mitzvah Cel¬ ebration In Columbus will be held on June 13, to point up this im¬ portant 13th anniversary, though fContlnued on page 4) Mrs. Alfred .M. Karlln MRS. KARLIN WILL SPEAK AT ISRAEL BONDS MEETS SOON Mrs. Alfred M, Karlln, national Chen chairman of the Women's Division, State of Israel Bonds, and distinguished Pittsburgh com¬ munal leader, will speak before the women's "Israel Bar Mitzvah Celebration" committee on Thurs¬ day morning, May 18 at The Ex¬ celsior Club; and before the men's committee, meeting Thursday eve¬ ning, May 18, at the home of Alvln E. Schottensteln. Mrs. Karlln has been active In the Israel Bond drive trom its in¬ ception. In 1951, she served as chairman of Special Sales for the Women's Division, and she has been a leader ever since that time. She waa chairman of Chen in Pittsburgh in 1955. Mrs. Karlln toured Isriiel In 1956 as a member of the fourth annual Israel Bonds women's leadership delegation. SHE HAS SERVED twice as president of the Pittsburgh Chap¬ ter ot Hadassah, which has a membership of more than 5000 leading Jewish women of that city. In 1955, she was Women's (Continued on page 4) Germany. The two who can now come to Jerusalem to testify are Dr. Wlllhelm Hoettl, a former major of the Gestapo In charge of security matters and Walter Hup- pcnkothen, formerly a functionary In the same otfice. A.S EICHMANN'S trial opened here for Its fifth week, Hausner, who Is not oniy Israel's chief pros¬ ecutor against the ex-Gestapo Col. but also the Israel Government's chief legal officer, announced that the two men will be permitted to come to Israel to testify on Eich¬ mann's behalf "should they desire to do so." Dr. Servatius had listed Hoettl and Huppenkothen among 10 former Nazis he would like to put on the witness stand. "There Is no record of crimes against the Jewish people by either ot these men," Hausner told the court. "We have there- tore decided to grant them im¬ munity." "Even it they incriminate them¬ selves?" asked Dr. Servatius. "Yes," replied Hausner. FROM VIENNA, a Jewish Tele¬ graphic Agency dispatch reported that Dr. Hoettl, who Is now head of a sohool In the Au3trl^_ tovyn of Bad Aussee, said he will not be able to go to Israel for two months, "for professional reas¬ ons." He said he is willing to testify, now that Hausner has granted him Immunity from ar¬ rest In Israel, but expressed the belief that his testimony would not be useful cither to the defense or to the prosecution In the Eich¬ mann trial. He declared he had al¬ ready said what he might have to say on Eichmann's position in the Nazi security services, when he testified at the Nuremberg War Crimes trials. On Nov. 25, 1945, Dr. Hoettl had taken the witness stand dur¬ ing the Nuremberg trials, and told of a conversation he had had with Eichmann in Hungary. He testi¬ fied Eichmann had said he was convinced the Nazis had lost the war and that, personally, he "had no chance." Eichmann had said. Dr. Hoettl testified at Nuremborg, that he knew he would be regard¬ ed as one of the main war crimi¬ nals "since he has millions of Jews on hia conscience." DR. HOETTL testified that Eichmann had given the number of Jewa who had perlahed in con¬ centration oampa aa 4,000 000, say¬ ing also that 2,000,00 more Jews- had been killed by "special troops" of the Nazi regime. AT THE TRIAL in Jerusalem the proaecutlon presented docu¬ mentary evidence to prove that Eichmann personally had given specific orders to deport French, Belgian and Dutch Jewa to death camps. Deputy Attorney General Gab¬ riel Bach, taking over the prose¬ cution at one session, presented documentary evidence to support those portions of the 15-polnt indictment against Eichmann dealing with the Nazi pn>gram for the annihilation ot Jews in West¬ ern countries occupied by the Hitler forces. EARLIER, Attorney General Gideon Hausner had detailed, through witnesses who took the stand, and through documents. See The Miracle Of Israel With The Chronicle. Details On PP. 3, 14 Infant child were shot to death, naked. In a grave all the Jews had been forced to dig. She had been wounded, and lay In the grave with the dead, but managed to es¬ cape, being sheltered by a Chrlst- (Contlnuad on paga 4) the manner in which the Nazis, under Eichmann's direct respon¬ sibility, carried on mass murders In sections of Eastern Europe later taken over by the Russian Soviet armies. Among scores of documents In¬ troduced by Bach were several proving that the Paris representa¬ tive of Gestapo Section IV-B-4 — the section headed by Eichmann— had acted on direct orders trom Eichmann. Copies of cables and letters from Eichmann to the Paris man, an officer named Danecker, were Introduced, show¬ ing Elchmarm had demanded that Jews be prevented from escaping or emigrating from France. EICHMANN HAD personally ordered, other documents showed, that arrangements be made for the deportation, at first, of 6000 French Jews who were sent to Auschwitz. Instructions were ven to Danecker by Eichmann to see to It that the French Government pay Germany for each deported Jew; later, the "price" to France waa fixed at 1750 marks for each Jew thua de¬ ported. ONE WITNESS on the stand was Mrs. Rlvka Yoselevska, form' erly of the town of Povusk, near PInsk. She told how the Nazis plundered, killed and humiliated the Jews of Povusk before they annihilated all 500 of them. A rabbi whose 10 children had been killed had been forced to don his prayer shawl and ordered to conduct the funeral service for his own children In the town square, in the presence of all the Jews of the town, When he refused to sing and dance, he was beaten. Finally, as he led Povusk Jewry in reciting the "Shema,"he was tortured to death. MRS. yOSELEVSKA told how her parents, sisters and her own Rabbi Benjamin Kahn RABBI B. KAHN IS SPEAKER AT HILLEL Rabbi Benjamin M. Kahn will be the guest speaker at HlUel's annual Awards Banquet on Wed¬ nesday, May 17, at 6 pjn. Rabbi Kahn, who Is presently the direc¬ tor. National B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations, has served Hillel units at Pennsylvania State and McGill Universities at Montreal, Canada. While at the former In¬ stitution RabbI Kahn was a lec¬ turer in Hebrew. The Awarda Banquet will honor outstanding Hillel students by. awarding keys, certificates and book awards. The installation of the new Hlllel board executives as well as the Incoming Hlilel stu¬ dent council will also take place. Tickets for students are $1.50. Reservations may be made by calling AX. 4-4797. Rabbi Rothman To Leave Temple Israel Rabbi Robert A. Rothman, as¬ sociate rabbi of Temple Israel, has asked the board of trustees to re¬ lieve him of hia duties on June 1, in order that he might accept the call to the pulpit of Temple Adath larael, Lexington, Ky. Thla request was granted with regret by the board of trustees at its meeting on Tuesday, May 9. Two yeara ago. Rabbi Rothman came to Temple larael as assistant rabbi. Previously, he had served as a Jewish Chaplain in the Navy. Thia year, the title of "Associate Rabbi" was bestowed upon him. AT THE MEETING of the board of trustees of Temple Israel Tuesday evening. Dr. Jerome D. Folkman recommended that Rab¬ bi Rothman'a request to be re¬ lieved of hia duties at Temple Israel be granted with regret. "I make this recommendation with mingled feelings," explained Dr. Folkman. "I do It reluctantly beoause of the personal friendship which Babbi Rothman and I have shared during the period that he served our Congregation so loyal¬ ly and so well, and also because of the great help he has given us in our undertakings. At the same time, however, I realize that the opportimity offered by Temple Adath Israel in Lexington, Ken¬ tucky, la a challenge that be should accept. Babbi Robert Rothman "THE CONGREGATION Is a splendid one with a fine history In Reform Judaism. Distinguished colleagues have occupied its pul¬ pit and contributed to the de¬ velopment of Its religious spirit At the same time, there ia much work to be done there, and X know that Rabbi Rothman will do It well." Dr. Folkman was authorized to use the help of the personnel com¬ mittee of Temple Israel in the procurement jf a new assistant rabbi to succeed RabbI RoUuni^i.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1961-05-12|
|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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