Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1942-08-21, page 01
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omojE\^ SHROMCLE ^^::^ SfW/ Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Ckmunumty \^/\\^ Vol. 21, No. ,14 C01,UMBUS, OHIO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21. 1942 Devoted to AmerlcBD and Jewlah Ideala Strictly Confidential Tidbits From Everywhere By Phlnrns J. Blron i 1, MINK IS THE VENGEANCE 1^ With the trickle of refugees from Europe practically dried up, the grapevine isn't working as well as In former days . . . Recently, however, we heard a story we thought you'd like to have pas.qed on to you ... It concerns an incident in a little cellar room in the Warsaw ghet¬ to which a group of pious Jews used a.s their .synagogue ... In it they had stored a Torah scroll saved from better days, and the sacred writing was guarded day and night by one or another stal¬ wart young man of the group Came the (lay when a Nazi storm trooper, out for a gooti time. In¬ vaded Ihe place of worship knocked down the guard, seized the .'Jcroll and started tearing it to bits . . . "That's what I think of your Jewish God," he tauntetl . . . "See, He can't even do any thing to me . . . Don't you think He'd .strike me dead it He could? Painfully the young Jew got to his feet ... "1 don't know," he replied, "but I will' . . . And with that he leaped at the Nazi — and killed him with a single blow . . . SIDELIGHTS 1^ Now that Bernard M. Baruch is taking over the task of finding a solution for our rubber prob¬ lem, we may expect to have plen- ,.|y Of. rubber before Jong for our ?'iyi6u'll have all the tires you want' for pleasure driving . . . That •activity will in any event have to be curtailed for the duration ,.. Baruch, il Is said, has become a great Ijooster of the Jewish Army project . . . Guess who's touring the borsht circuit this summer, lecturing at the East¬ ern mountain resorts? . . . It's none other than Mrs. Hitler, and she's being listened to with great interest . . . But don't be alarm, ed — she's only the wife ot Adolf's nephew, Patrick Hitler, whose mother Is Irish and who doesn't like his fuehrlous uncle either . , . UTBRARV FOOTNOTES Is Sophie Tucker, whose "Life of a Red Hot Mama" is soon to appear as a magazine serial, re-1 cently cancelled a $15,000 night club engagement to entertain gratis at Army camps . . . Aben Kandel, whose "Rabbl Burns" created a sensation In Jewish circles a decade ago, and who since then has been busy in Hollywood, producing such suc¬ cessful scripts as "City for Con¬ quest," is preparing a collection of short stories about the film capital, to be called "This Side o8 Glamor" . . . Maurice Zolotow, whose pieces on Broadway cele¬ brities have been appearing In the Saturday Evening Post, has prepared a history of Manhat¬ tan's night clubs tor the Amer¬ ican Mercury ... If you think radio dramas are made to be heard rather than read, take a gander at Ellery Queen's "Ad¬ venture ot the Mark ot Cain," In eluded In Che Pocket Mystery reader, and y^'ll see it's Just as spineKrhilling in print as on the air .. . Ill this volume, too is a poem py Bret Harte, dealing not witfi mystery but with sud- dej)'<leath, which is the essence •" bl most whodunits anyway "What the Bullet Sang" Is the name of th^ poem . . . STAGjei ANB SCREEI.V ta The release of Walt Disney's (Continued on Page Eight) One-half billion dollars has been spent by Axis on antl-rellglous prop¬ aganda so religious leaders, under whose auspices Mutual's "Radio Chapel" and "Minute of Prayer" are produced, convene to make MBS religious programs a more effective fighting force for Victory. L.'to r.; Rev. John J. McClafferty of staff of Catholic Charities, who assists Rt. Rev. Monsignor Robert F. Keegan; Dr. ^amei McCrea Cavert, General Secretary of Federal Council of Churches; 8. Palmer Lewis. Sec'y, Christian Science Com. on Publications of N. Y. State, and Dr. Israel Goldstein, Pres. of Synagogue Council of America. CATHOLIC LEADERS NOW IN U. S. A. DENOUNCE ANTI-SEMITISM IN LENGTHY WAR MANIFESTO UNITED JEWISH APPEAL NOT IN WAR CHESTS NEW YORK (JPS)—A decis¬ ion of far-reaching significance! Eye-Witness Tells Of Massacre Of 70,000 Jews In Minsk when a meeting of the Kaflbnaf Budget Committee for War Ap- peals revised an originally announced goal so that the United Jewish Appeal for Refugees, Overseas Needs and Palestine would not be included in the lot£^l um which war chests are to be asked to raise for 1943. The decision was reported to be the result of an amicable understanding be-, tween the National Budget Com-! mittee and the United Jewish Appeal on the subject. Originally it had been announc¬ ed that the war chests ot Ihe nation would be asked to raise $8,5,000,000 for war relief causes In addition to the $95,000,000 which community chests raised last year for local purposes. Sub¬ sequent di.scussion disclosed that the National Budget Committee created by Cojnmunlty Chests and Councils, Inc., had assumed that the $85,000,000 goal also in¬ cluded provision for the United Jewish Appeal, which Is the larg¬ est fund-raising agency of Amer¬ ican Jewry and, next to the Red Cross, the largest single philan¬ thropic campaign In the United States, The National Budget Commit¬ tee, at Its meeting on Tuesday, announced a revised goal tor war chests of $75,659,000 and explain¬ ed that "this total war appeals budget does not Include any¬ thing for the United Jewish Ap¬ peal nor the Jewish Welfare! funds." The National Budget! Committee, which is headed by Mr. Gerard Swope, made it clear, however, that the needs support¬ ed by the United Jewish Appeal — which Includes the Joint Dis- tribytion Committee, United Pal¬ estine Appeal and National Re¬ fugee Service — were very great and required the cooperation of the entire American commun¬ ity. The National Budget Com¬ mittee emphasized that "Jews have longest been the victims ot Nazi tyranny and are the direct (Continued on Page Elghtl Kl'lBVSHKV (JPSI —In cital of Nazi atrocities against Jews in Minsk, Sotle Azarskala, who was an eye-witness to Ger- ,man- .cruelties in the Nazi-held Iijndr Rtissia>,- todicdrresBpni , ents here that 7p,'000 JewS-irii Minsk had been cold-bloodedly klllefl by the Hitlerites and that sadistic action still continues against the Minsk populace. Bolstering her story with facts and figures, the woman, whose father was Christian and whose mother was a Jewess, related that the Germans took special glee in wiping out Jews. Nazi hands, she said, shot and stab¬ bed Jew."! on the streets. In the ghetto, she a.sserted, 70,000 Jew, were massacred and the figurens skyrocketing to even gre; proportions. The yellow Ma'gen David worn hy Jews ser\es as a target tor cniel German snipers who shoot at the victims with complete confidence that the "law" will not interfere with their 'fun". Azarskala, to whom the events of the year were still vivid, nar¬ rated that the Kehilla in the,' ghetto was forced to give up! thousands of knives, forks, spoons, other types of silverware as well as thousands, ot pieces of clothing. Every single day the Germans enter the ghetto and loot lo their heart's content, the eye-witness said. On November 7, 1941, she stat ed, the Germans seized 35,000 Jews, including women, children and aged persons, dragged them to dllche.y behind the city and shot them. There were a tew survivors. The Germans believ¬ ed that all the victims were dead imt those who lived were saved by Russians, who helped them escape. Sofie Azarskala's moth¬ er was among the victims. On February 23, 1942, 18,000 more Jewish men, women and children were killed, this lime in the Jewish cemetery. On March 8, 1942, 8,000 Jews, mostly women, " were massacred. On April 28, 1942, 11,000 more Jews were shot. These murders drove many non-Jews to Join Red Guer-, rilla bands to seek revenge for the murders against the Jews, Azarskala reported. NEW VORK (JPSl—Outstand- Ing Catholic clerics and intellect¬ uals of Europe, now stationed in the United Stales and Canada, denounce antl-Semllism as "not Christian" in a lengthy "Mani¬ festo on the War", signed hy 43 of them, appearing in the August 21sl I.ssue of The Commonweal, leading American Catholic week¬ ly. Such distinguished wriIer.-< as .Sigrirt Und.set, Sir Philip Gilihs and Alfred Noyes: public officials like Paul Van Zeeland. former Prime Minister of llclgium; cler¬ ics like Monsignor P. .1. de Slry- cker, Professor at the Univer¬ sity of I.oiivaln. Ihe Hcv. Pclcr Mommerstecg. l)ioro.>;;m Dircr- lor of the Diiu-h Cniholic Youlh Movemeni: Professors lilic Oscar Hjitecki. of tho l.'niversiiy of Warsaw and Walclcmar (luriaii, now Professor at N'oiro Dami I'niversit.v, are among Ihe -13 en¬ dorsing Ihe manifesto, which de rihcs ¦tolalUarianism and its threat to civilization." Analyzing llic war as a sti'ug- glc for Ihe survival of domoi-- ;u-.v. the manifesto declares Ihal Ihc issue al stake is civliizalion Itself anil the Christian values therein involved." One para¬ graph of the lengthy statement <)f "principles tor the institutions of the future" reads as follows: By attacking that people from whom Christ came forth, anti-l doctrine whlcl(, by error or by hatred, makes nought men's exer¬ cise of their natural rights by rea.son ot their ethnic or relig¬ ious affiliations. If Individuals or groups of any particular race or religion threaten the common gontl, repression must punish such actions in accordance with personal rosponsibilllies; and pre¬ ventive measures can never de¬ prive any individual of the en¬ joyment of natural rights and of Iho conditions of a free, wor¬ thy and human life which the Slalc, by Ils rea.son for being, must Insure everyone. Kvery law of 'exceptions' or ot 'discrim- inalion' i.s unjust. And further¬ more we know Ihal Christians niusi not only lake care of them¬ selves and their inlerests, but of the good of all their brothers and of the tale nf justice and of law, and Ihal the hideous racial, religious and political persecu¬ tions which today engulf the world in lilood strike al the heart of each one of us insofar as he belongs lo Christ." nircctive principles .set forth hy the eminent Catholics as a condilion for rcconslruction in¬ clude: freedom of groups and or- ganizalioiis -- Iho family, the professions, cultural groups — within the State; recognition of Ihe "social dignity of the work¬ ing person"; distinction between the political and the economic structure of society; a political structure founded upon "recogni¬ tion ot the rights of the human nitlon of "their growing inter^ dependence." Non-Zionist Leaders Ask More Religion Less Nationalism PHlI.AIiKLPHIA (JPS) — A Statement criticizing growing na¬ tionalism and secularism in American life and pleading a re¬ turn to "the teachings of our own religion" has been reported- l.v signed hy 89 non-Zkmisis, un¬ der Ihe chairmanship of Rabbi Louis Wolsey of this cily, he an¬ nounced here. The statement, which expres.s- ed "unwavering faith" in the principles of democracy, declar¬ ing that our way of life is found¬ ed on "principles first envisaged by the Prophets ot Israel and embodied In our American Hill of Rights," regretteil, however, the "absorption ot large num¬ bers in nationalistic endeavors and the tendency to reduce the religious basis of life to a place of secondary importance." The declaration read in part: "Realizing how Important I'al¬ estinian rehabilitation is to¬ wards relieving the pressing problems of our distressed peo¬ ple," the statement says, "we, stand ready to render unstinted aid to our brethren in their eco¬ nomic, cultural and spiritual en¬ deavors In that country. "But In the light of our unl- versalistlc interpretation of Jew I.sh history and destiny, we are unable to subscribe to or support the political emphasis now para mount in the Zionist program We cannot but believe that Jew¬ ish nationalism tends to confuse our fellowmen about our place and function In society and also diverts our own attention from our historic rola to live as a re¬ ligious community. "II is therefore incumbent up¬ on all ot us, Jews and non-Jews alike, to stress lo the utmost the teachings ot our own religion Ihal are all-inclusive, if we would permanently correct the evils that so often bring suffering lo mankind." KABBI TARSHISH IS HPKAKKK AT LOCKBOl'KNE AI It BASE 'i'he second in the regular Fri¬ day evening services series for Ihe Jewish Service Men at the Lockbourne Air Base was held this Friday, August 22nd. Rabbl .lacob Tarshlsh, of New York City, who is visiting in Colum¬ bus, was the guest speaker. Ben Neustadt chanted the Kiddush. Friday evening, Aug. 14, ser¬ vices were conducted by Allan Tarshlsh and the address was made by Philip Rabin, Execu¬ tive Secrelary of the Columbus Jewish Communily Council. These services are a project of the Religious Committee of the Columbus Army and Navy Com¬ mittee of which Harry Goldberg Is chairman. i .IKWI8H WBLiFARE BOARD AK.IfV AND NAVY COM. TO MEET MONDAY An important meeting of the local Army and Navy committee has been called tor next Monday, August 24th, 8:00 p. m., at the Schonthal Center. Matters essen¬ tial lo the welfare of the men in service will be discussed. Mr. Harry Goldberg, chairman, urges every member ot the group to attend. Show roar aiisTeoUUM to tka Chronicle's 21 yean of loyal and dft- <oted senlee to OolunbDS Jawtek Oommnnlty by paylim year sobscylp- tlon BOW—S3.00 tes the year.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1942-08-21|
|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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