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2j[\VySGrvmg Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community \^/\\^ \'«l. J8. No. 41 COLUMBUS, OHIO, FRIDAY, OCTOBEK I), 1939 DflTOtcd to AmoTlcsn aud Jowlsli Idealtf Strictly Confidential Tldblt« From lilvorywhora By PinNIDAS J. DIRON FBKITDIANA The late Dr. Sigmund Freud's pcisimlsm with regard to .lew¬ ish aftalr-s which created such a furore among readers ot his recent book on Moacs, really wa.s an old and consistent streak in the founder of imodern psychoanalysis. . . Evidence ot this is revealed in two personal letters prized by Louis Ritten- berg, executive and literary editor of the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, thetirst ot whose len volumes is about to be is¬ sued in New Vork. . . A decade ago Hittenberg, then an editor of tho American Hebrew, had occasion to Invite Freud to par¬ ticipate in a symposium on tho Jewish question, but Papa Freud replied: 'I am no more an adherent ot tho Jewish religion than of any other. . . Reference to this in your columns might create uneasiness among your readers'^. . Undaunted, Hitten¬ berg then urged Freud to re¬ consider, and advised him that the President ot the U. S. would be among those represented in the symposium. . . But Freud, no respecter ot rank, bluntly wrote back: "The tact that Presi¬ dent Herbert C. Hoovor will be among your contributors makes it not the least easier for me to comply". . . Several years .later with the shadow of .Hltler¬ ism ' already' clouding the Ger¬ man horizon, Rlttenberg once again sought to enlist Freud's counsel together with that of hosts ot other internationally in¬ fluential minds. . . But profes¬ sor Freud'.s characteristic hand¬ writing, under date ot August 8, 1932, reflected the same unwav¬ ering pessimism. . . "Notwith¬ standing my sympathy for our people," he wrote, ¦" I must con¬ fess an inability to aid you in the guidance and stimulation which you seek to bring to them in these times ot stresis. It is not my line (this sentence lyas in English). . . My endeavors always have been negatively critical, conducive to the shat- fering of' pet illusions and offer¬ ing nothing that is helpful to the masses.". . . FOREIGN ECHOES Did you notice that in all this Bumaniiin turmoil nothing was heard ot Magda Lupescu?. Apparently she's sate, but the stoiy goes that the reason no at tempt has been made on her life is that sho has twelve doubles who look and dress exactly lilco her. .. So striking is the resemb¬ lance between the twelve pseudo-Lupescus and Magda herself that oven the best-in¬ formed frequenters of tho court no longer know which Is who. . . It's hard to believe, but those in the know whisper that Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, former head of the German Reiohabank, now in India, is financial advisor to the Bank of England at a salary of $110,000 per year. . . When Hitler claims that he Is abiding by tho international law regula¬ tions governing warfare he tor- gets, among other things, that tho.se rules prohibit racial or religious discrimination In the treatment ot prisoners. . . The fact Is that Polish Jewish pris¬ oners are treated much worse by the Nazi's than are the non- Jewish Poles. . . Neal O'Hara •who knows what he's talking about, confides that Malcolm AlacDotiald, England's Colonial iCaatlnma on Vaeo 7) Children's Mospilal IN JEWISH COUNCHi CVliXUUAIi SERIES "It is a noble trait in the human character that inspires men to honor the virtuous and the great. Civilization, aa it wends Its way thru the bewildering labyrinth ot the ages, will never become en¬ tirely lost from tho highway of hope so long as men pause to applaud and honor the benetactor.s of the race." Last Tuesday afternoon a re presentative group ot some 400 citizens witnessed the formal presentation of the Amelia and Julius Marks Wing ot the Chil¬ dren's Hospital to Columbus. It was an event long to be remem¬ bered by those present as it re¬ flected the tine spirit ot friend¬ ship and goodwill which has prevailed in our community for many years between Jew a'nd gentile. The gift too, made possible by Leo J. Marks and his sister, Mrs. Etta Franc, re¬ flected credit not only Upon them as benefactors, but upon the entire house of Israel. Their gift should stand as im inspira¬ tion to all who live tor the bet¬ ter things in life, the ideal ot social justice and universal brotherhood. "So they might share their love for their mother and father with a larger circle", declared (Contlnuod «a l^ni it ' leiiea Mint Ales lay Force Refugee Group Drop Fyriher Negotoations With Reich WIIITI HOUSE CONFERENCE ON REFUGEES SET FOR OCT. IG PARIS (WNS)—The work of the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee ma.v no longer deal with tho problems ot rescuing refugees from Germany accord¬ ing to intormed sources here which hinted that reorganiza¬ tion ot the work of the Com¬ mittee is planned by tho British and French Governments, With Britain and France at war with ian Stisfals WASHINGTON (WNS)—Sec¬ retary of State Cordell Hull, In a letter to Governor Herbert H. Lehman, who had written the State Department for an ex¬ planation ot the ban on pass¬ ports for students, suggested that some 400 American medi¬ cal students wlio-se studies in Scottish schools were interrupt¬ ed by the American Govern¬ ment's restrictions on tra'vel abroad be admitted to American universities for-the duration of| the war. "I beUeve there is a solution of the matter without jeopardizing the lives ot these young men ahd the possibility ot creating a bad international situatlonV, Hull declared. The 400 students are among approximately 1,000 who annu¬ ally go abroad to study medicine in foreign universities, most of them because they were not ad¬ mitted to American medical schools. A considerable num¬ ber of them aro Jewish. Drew Pearson and Robert S. Allen, authors ot the column "Wash- iiigton-Merry-Go-Round," com- ipented on the situation by say¬ ing that students were obliged to obtain their medical educa¬ tions abroad because American schools were quietly limiting Jewish students to certain quotas. * - * * NEW YORK (WNS)—Accord¬ ing to an announcement by the National Refugee Service, more refugees sought assistance and advice from the organization's various departments than in any similar period in many months. During the first two weeks ot the war period more .than 15,700 perbons visited the IN. R. S. offices. Kabbi Harry Kaplan The first of the cjiltural series ot lectures being offered by the Council of Jewish Women un¬ der the guidance of Rabbi Harry Kaplan will take place Monday, at 1:30 p. m., at tho Bryden Rd. Temple. Thereafter the group w^ill meet on alternate Wednes¬ days. The first five sessions will in¬ clude book reviews, the first ot which is "Days ot Our Years" by Pierre Van Paasen. This w^iU be followed by "Grapes of Wrath" by Steinbeck; '-Reach, ing for the Stars", by Wain; "Pity the Persecutor" by Julius Gordon; and "Let the Record Speak" by- Dorothy Thompson. In addition there will be six lectures on contemporary Jew¬ ish and world affairs. The cost ot the entire course is one dol lar. Tickets may be purchased from Mrs. David Gerstenfeld or her vice chairman Mrs. Henry Piatt. Others sei"ving on the committee are Mesdames Harry Frosh, Lester Thai, Edward Da\'is, Morris Klynn, Stanley Schwart'^, Sig Welsskerz, L. Polster, Ben Lurle, Arthur Tay¬ lor, Lester Gllckman, Charles Cahen, Harry Zelger, Mark ¦Feinknopf, B. J. Schanfarber, Robert Leon, .loe Bonis, Leon Fishman, Richard Abel, Jack Ratner, Sig Ornstein, Harry Mickler, Herbert Wise and Si¬ mon Sculler. liicreased Hiiiiiher Of Pledges Imperative linner The news that tho doors ot Palestine have been opened for retugees from stricken coun¬ tries since the outbreak ot the war and aro being admitted by the thousands, has brought re¬ newed enthusiasm to the com¬ mittees planning the Hadassah donor diiinen to take place on Sunday, Nov. 2G, at tho Nell House. Germany, the work of the In- torgovornmontal Committee on Retugees can no longer be car¬ ried on from a broad political point ot view Inasmuch as the Allied countries do not wish their representatives to have any further dealings with Ger¬ man offleials, even on the ques¬ tion ot getting Jewish refugee.? out of the Reich. Leading merhbers of the Coift- misslon intimated that Lord Winterton, British chairman of the Committee, Sir Herbert ' Emerson, British director, and Senator Henri Berenger, French vice-chairman, would have to re¬ sign from the body it it were to continue any direct or in¬ direct negotiations with Ger¬ many, forcing removal of the Committee's headquarters from London. It was empha.sized liei'e that the British and French Govern¬ ments would, however, Continue to take an active interest in the Committee and participate as hitherto in Its executive body only on condition that the Com¬ mittee restricted Its activities to the problem affecting retugees fVirs. Leo Kessel Heads Council Annual Fund Raising Effort Working to make its usual fine showing, for the Needle¬ work guild, a committee ot the Council ot Jewish Women, headed by Mrs. Leo Kessel, is now making its annual collec¬ tion of funds with whicii to pur¬ chase garments to bo used In various hospitals and charity agencies throughout tho city. Mrs. Kessel is being assisted by Mrs. Sam Mendlowitz who is serving as vice chairman and the following women; Mesdames E. J. Schanfarber, A. B. Wein¬ feld, Lester Thai, Jack Schiff Ben Lurle, Leon Goldsmith, Harry Gilbert, Louis Mark Mark Feinknopf, Dave Levison Leon Fishman, Al Guggenheim Moe Glassman, Julius Stein hauser, Louis Roth, Milton Win¬ ters, Morris Goldberg, Sam Skul¬ ler, M. Rusott, Henry Piatt, S. D. Edelman, Saul Schiff, J. S, Res¬ ler, A. J. Dworsky. Commillee F®r Aid NEW YORK (W N S)—A n Emergency Committee tor the purpose ot organizing relief for the Jewish population in war stricken Poland has been form¬ ed by the World Jewish Con¬ gress, with headquarters in Gen¬ eva, according to cabled advices received by the American Jew¬ ish Congress and made public by Dr. Stephen S. Wise, Presi¬ dent ot the American Jewish Congress. The task of the Com¬ mittee, according to an an nouncement Issmcd here, will be to establish immediately the framework tor the coordination ot all relief activities, designed to assist Jews still remaining In Poland and those who have fled to neighboring countries. The governments ol Hungary Rumania, Lithuania, and Latvia have already granted permis¬ sion to the World Jewish Con¬ gress to begin relief activities in behalf ot i-efugees who have fled to their borders, according to the cabled advices. The Com¬ mittee has begun the registra¬ tion ot Jewish refugees and the tContlnned on Vaeo i) Temple Srotftsrffodff First Meeting Set For Tuesday, Oct. 17 Most significant was the of¬ ficial report from the Paicstln-, already out ol Germany and to ian government that over 1400 seeking territories for their entered In one day. Such tconiinnoa en Voeo 4> news brings the realization ot the" importance of the succesi? of the Donor dinner. Each pledge will assist in the rehabilitation of stricken Jews and makes it of paramount importance that everyone do his part in this huge undertaking. Funds realized from the din¬ ner will be used towards the Hadassah Medical organization and Youth Aliyah funds, the lat¬ ter project being that of financ¬ ing and arranging for the re¬ moval ot- Jewish children from Germany and other European lands Into Palestine and their rehabilitation in their new liome. (CantiiiuiMl. on Fueo 8) The first get-together meet¬ ing of the season of the Bryden Road Temple Brotherhood, un¬ der the leadership of A. J. Dwor- slcy, will be held on Tuesday, October 17th, 8 P. M., in the Temple vestry. The guest speaker for the occasion is Dr. H. R. Cotterman, whose reputa¬ tion as a humorist, lecturer and scholar, is well known through¬ out Ohio. He has chosen for hia-subject "Facts and Figures", a discussion which will be of interest to the entire member¬ ship ot the Brotherhood. Members are asked to come and, to bring along a prospective member. A buffet lunch will be served at the conclusion oE the meeting. More details are to be announced In next week's Chronicle. Youth Aliyah Aids 6,175 Children liONDON (WNS—A total of 6,17D Jewish boys and girls will have been brought Into Pales¬ tine by the end of October through the Youth Aliyah (im¬ migration) Movement according to a biennial report prepared for delivery before the organi¬ zation's third world conference which was cancelled because of the European situation. The report said that 4,515 im¬ migrated to Palestine during the past two years and another 1,635 completed two-year train¬ ing courses. The youths who finished their training period chose the following occupations: agriculture, 76 per cent; artisan- ship, 8 per cent; child care, a'A percent; household duties, 3 per¬ cent; studying, 2 per cent; navi¬ gation, 1 per cent, police school, 1 per cent; undecided, 1 per cent. Another 4Vi per cent will join relatives in Palestine.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1939-10-06|
|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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