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Vincent Cleveland's Park Synagogue, where today he is a Trustee. From 1935 to 1945 he was Principal of the synagogue's High School and College Department. In 1945 he joined the staff of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland in the position of 'Associate Director and later was appointed Executive Director. Upon his retirement in 1975, he became Executive Direc-. tor Emeritus. ■ Throughout his career, .Vincent has been actively involved in many Jewish and civic organizations and activities, including: National Conference of Jewish Communal Service of which he is a past president, International. Conference of Jewish Communal Service and National Association of Jewish Community Relations Workers. He has also served as the American Coordinator in 1968-69 for the Conference on Human Needs, as Study Director for the National Cultural Study as a Consultant to the Board of Jewish Deputies of South Africa. The Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Western Reserve /University has been the recipient of such prestigious honors as the Milender Fellow, Brandeis University, 197$; Man of the « (CONTINUED ON PAGE 11) S-YV, Miller Deny Air Time To brmer Auschwitz Inmates 10,003 People toch PARIS, (JTA)—Some 10,000 people marched through the center of Paris last week to protest the emergence of neo- Nazi organizations, the spread of racist theories and the lack of adequate police protection for Jewish institution, schools and synagogues. The marchers, led by Alain de Rothschild, president of the Representative Council of Jewish Organizations in France (CRIF), gathered in front of the Memorial to the Unknown Jewish Martyr. Exceptionally strict police measures were taken to protect the marchers. Policemen, many carrying machine guns, were deployed at most intersections and army snipers were posted on adjacent rooftops. No incidents or violence marked the march. Representatives of all political parties were present. The French Presidential elections are only six months away. The demonstration was called in the wake of attacks against five1 Jewish institutions in Paris, including two synagogues and two schools. Neo-Nazis claimed responsibility for the attacks. Begin To Address CJF Assembly NEW YORK, (JTA)—Premier Menachem Begin of Israel will address over 2500 leaders of North American Jewish Federations on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Council of Jewish Federations' General Assembly in Detroit, it was announced here. Speaking ata major plenary session, Begin will provide delegates with his views on "Israel-Diaspora Relations"— the bond between American Jewry, the State of Israel and its people. By Rochellc Saidel Wolk N E W Y O R K , (JTA)-CBS-TV network officials and playwright Arthur Miller said last week that they would turn down a request from two Auschwitz- Birkenau survivors for time to air a dialogue between them and Miller, author-of the television drama "Playing for Time." The survivors are Marc Berkowitz of New City, N.Y. and Alex Dekel of New York City, both in their late forties. As children they were subjects of the notorious Dr. Josef Men- gele's medical experiments at the extermination camp in southern Poland. They told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency .that they wanted the dialogue with Miller to clear up "deceptions" and "dangerous fictionalizing" in .Miller's version of the story of Fania Fenelon, a 'eison To Person With Ron \ *- * *-»■* - j * * . ■*■ ?*■ By Trude B. Feldman Chronicle's White House Correspondent WASHINGTON, D.C—one who has not yet visited the State of Israel or any Arab country, Ronald Reagan has .views about the Middle East that reflect a close study of the hottest foreign policy matter before the world. He was candid and forthcoming with replies on that area's key issues during a recent, exclusive interview at Washington's Hyatt Regency Hotel. Relaxed, and in an outgoing mood, he was also optimistic about his chances of being elected President of the United States in November. Governor Reagan spoke with confidence that many Democrats will this year vote Republican. He further said he expects to win over a "sizeable portion" of the Jewish voters. The former California Governor sees the Middle East as a "powder keg which offers the greatest possibility of disaster." While he supports the Camp David peace process, Reagan is critical of the Carter Administration's "wide swings in foreign policy," including its approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict. A case in point is the recent flap over the F-15 McDonnell Douglas jet fighter. Recently, the Carter Administration disclosed Saudi Arabia's request to increase the range ,., awl.fU'fi PQwer,.of the F-15, v*a,<i.,-.*o-:';'"t*f'i':»'.«-*vaivfcv1.*r*;.-*.^. which Congress voted to sell in 1978 to the Saudis. President Carter, in urging passage of that arms agreement " two years ago, promised that the F-15 would not be provided the offensive equipment the Saudis are now requesting. Commenting on the Administration's apparent willingness to backtrack on its pledge not to equip the F-15 with extra gas tanks and advanced weaponry, Reagan said, "Now,' the Carter Administration may be on the verge of one of its famous zig-zags in foreign policy." Ronald Reagan said he favors an American presence in the Middle East to counter Soviet and radical threats in that area. Recently, Richard V. Allen, Rea gan's senior National Security, adviser, visited one of the - bases in the Sinai desert, and reported to him that the facility aught to be considered in the strategic planning of the United States Government. "I believe there has to be a Western world presence, an actual physical presence there, because of the danger to the United States, and even more so to Europe and Japan, who are more dependent on .Mideast oil," Reagan told me. "We should give serious consideration to Israel's offer of naval bases since it is important that we show the flag there. This, in itself, could be an indication to the Soviet Union that further aggression may risk a (CONTINUED ON PAGE 16) Ronald Reagan, Republican presidential nominee, gives his views on tlw Middle East and other subjects during an exclusive interview with our White House correspondent, Trude B. Feldman, at Washington's , iwifratt Regency Hotel. Photo by Cassoni. / ■ »-£«£CAV1...,.A'v,«*Vv-' -.-'.-' '.-W.-vAA,'.* *.- -••*• French, half-Jewish member of the women's orchestra at Auschwitz. In addition to other "cruel insensitivities," they described the characterization of Mengele in the television play as "a farce" and an "outrage." "After 33 years of pain and sorrow, we want to come out and express what happened to us. Seeing these opened wounds that never will be healed," they said. Along with the denial of air time, CBS officials reiterated that the network had never intended to offend the Jewish community in either the casting of the controversial Palestine Liberation Organization sympathizer Vanessa Redgrave in the role of Fenelon or in the presentation of "Playing for Time." On the contrary, it is our belief that this production will make a lasting contribution that the terrible events of the Nazi era will not 1>e forgotten," the CBS. official said. A spokesperson for Miller told the JTA that the playwright "prefers not to get involved or discuss the idea" of a dialogue. "He is starting a new project and important as the idea is, he cannot get involved. He doesn't have time," the spokesperson stated. Miller, in the midst of rehearsals of his new Broadway play, said he had "no comment" on the "allegations that Mengele's •character was distorted in "Playing for Time." Berkowitz said he watched the television film from a hospital bed where he is under treatment for a neurological condition inflicted upon him by Mengele's medical experiments. Claiming a lack of authenticity in the film, he told the JTA in a telephone interview, "Maybe this can be done* when it pertains to ancient times. But when something is still before your eyes like pictures in a camera, you 'don't need second best." , Berkowitz, whose arm bears the Auschwitz tattoo number A7738, carries a copy of a certificate signed by Mengele, stating that he was experimented on by the infamous death camp doctor. He said he obtained the document from the Polish government. He said that he and his twin sister were among some 400 children, mostly twins, who were selected for inhuman "medical" experiments. Berkowitz and his sister were liberated from Ausch- ... ».» e*. witz by Soviet forces in December, 1944 along' with five other pairs of twins who survived. Berkowitz described Mengele's medical experiments section of the camp, not referred to in the television film, as a "human zoo." Dekel described himself to . the JTA as "a human guinea pig for Mengele" when he was a child in Auschwitz. He . was liberated while on a death march from the camp. The tattoo number B14844 is still on his arm. According to Dekel, "Miller's message was we're all human beings, even Nazis and he made . heroes out of butchers to prove it." Dekel said, "The " film gives the impression Auschwitz was a jail with inmates who were sentenced. The SS were depicted as wardens, human beings who did their jobs. Giving people like Maria Mandel (the SS commander of the women's camp at Bir- (CONT1NUED ON PAGE 9) This Sunday October 12 MarhsENCORE! This Sunday evening, Oct. 12, members of the Jewish community will participate in ENCORE!, a fundraising event in behalf of The Capital Campaign For Building" . The New Jewish Center. The reception and candlelight supper will be held at The Columbus Sheraton beginning at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will enjoy the music of The Capital City Jazz Band and an encore presentation of the Center's fabulous multimedia production. William A. Goldman, President of The Jewish Center, is quite enthusiastic about the evening. "Now that campaign gifts have reached $5 million, we are getting quite close to our goal of a late fall groundbreaking*. However, we still need the support of each Jewish family in the community to reach $6 million in October. Your attendance at ENCORE! will help ensure our success." A $1,000 minimum contribution to JThe Capital Campaign For Building The New Jewish Center is required. Payable over a three-year period, this commitment amounts to less than $1 per day. There is still' time to make reservations for ENCORE! CaD Sylvia .Mellman at the Center, 231-2731.- v,' ^■-'-■>yM.\-\'- ' '1 j fl ' ll
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1980-10-09|
|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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|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1980-10-09, page 01|
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