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Archjieoi, N H fi'l'ffU^sumcai '«" 'S*. at 15th,-) AJ Ui,- S[\V>^ Serving Coliunbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community \\7AR Vol 23, No. 37 Entered aa Second-Class Matter, Postofflce Columbus,, Ohio. COLUMBUS, omo, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1945 D«vot*d to Amarlotn «nd Jcwith Idtali Strictly Confidential Tidbits From B-veryirliere By Pblneas J. Biron NEW YEAH GREETINGS . . ta We're sorry that our first col¬ umn of the new year is rather pessimistic in tone . . . Domes¬ tic Fascism until recently ob¬ scured by the hea'dllnes from the battlefields Is shifting its visor and shamelessly baring its ugly face . . . Today's column reflects a somber panorama . . . The only way to change its com¬ plexion Is to expose the source of the darkness . . . THE PICTURE . . . )i4 Let's face the facts . , Anti- Semitic incidents are on the in¬ crease throughout the country . . . Brooklyn and the Bronx, N. Y., report gang beatings of Jewish youngsters and extre^ie- ly lax police protection, not to mention negligence of police action after the deed . . . From Boston comes information con^ Ceming the desecration of a Jewish cemetery ... In Spring¬ field, Mass, city of the widely overpublicized Springfield Plan, the windows of a synagogue and of a Jewish Center were smash¬ ed recently . . . Summer resorts In Northern Michlgart have wit¬ nessed anti-Semitic riots . . • In Philadelphia and vicinity beat¬ ing- of Jewish kids occur regu-' larly .... And the same com¬ plaints reach us from Newark, N. J. . . . These incidents are perhaps not very serious when ' viewed singly ... It is true that /- the physical injuries inflicted on the victims are minor, and the property damage not vej-y large. ... But there is a pattern an Identical pattern—used by the culprits . • . And this pattern, whether certain timid Jewish souls admit it or not Is one of definite religious and political antl-Semltlsm . . . Still more sig¬ nificant Is this: In the localities where these Incidents occur the police and press insist on call¬ ing thes« anti-Semitic on¬ slaughts "hoodlumlsm" and '"youthful pranks" ... So let's resolve to call a spade a spade in this new year of 5700, and to label these incipient pogroms as what they are . . . The only way to destroy antl-Semltlsm Is to fight It in the open . . . MORE OP THE SAAUI . . . hi The first "New. Year card" we received this season was an Interesting one ... It was ad¬ dressed to Jevv Phineas J. Biron, c/o The Sentinel, Chicago ¦ . . The card read as follows: Phone 6-84J1 J. B. Stoner Ka KInx Klan Organizer 204 Temple Court Bldg. Office Hours; Thurs-FVi-Sat. 11:30 A. M. to 1:30 P. M.; 3:30 to 6:00-P. M. Chattanooga, Tenn. )^ Mr. Stoner is operating op¬ enly. It' would seem ... As a matter of fact, he Is preparing to run for public office on his KKK record . . . Attention, dis¬ trict attorneys in New York and Chicago; Those brand new copies of "the Protocols of the Elders of'Zion" (the foulest antl- Semi¬ tic propaganda ever concocted) that are now b^ing distributed In our cities are being sponsor¬ ed by the GSntUe Cooperative Association with headquarters In Chicago ... WARNING . . . |IK No, "Victor Riesel is not ex¬ aggerating when he vyarns us that a gigantic political cam¬ paign by tile old America-Flrst- ers is om the way . . . John T. Flynn and Upton Close have al- (Contlnued on Page 8) Pogroms in Poland 128 Jews Are Slain In City Of Lodz GENEVA (WNS)—The wave of terrorism against the Jewish population in Poland is still gaining momentum and in the city of Lodz alone 128 Jews wei'e slain in the month of July, ac- cordlngto information reaching here from reliable sources in Poland. If the small towns of Poland, where there are only few Jewish survivors, the situation is even worse, the report disclosed. Many Jews who only recent¬ ly returned to their home towns are reported fleeing pell mell In the hope of finding shelter- Bands of organized terrorists, often stronger than the local po¬ lice authorities, are rpunding up Jews, terrorizing them, beating them and stealing their property. In some towns, terrorists were reported to have issued ultima¬ tums to the Jewish residents, warning them that unless they leave they would be killed. In several towns the terrorists are reported to have slain the sur¬ viving Jews who failed to heed the warning. In Radom, a comparatively large city, the Polish terrorists posted notices that unless the Jews leave the city within twenty-four hours they would wipe out the entire Jewish pop¬ ulation. Most Jews took the warning at Its value and fled. The plight of the Jews throughout Poland, the report disclosed. Is desperate. Jews are afraid of speaking Yiddish in public for fear of being attack¬ ed by the terrorists. Many Jevjrs, particularly women, are using spurious documents to conceal tlieir identity, as was the case during the Hitler re¬ gime. Jewish returnees who linger¬ ed in concentration camps be¬ fore Poland's liberation have made' it clear In no uncertain terms that if the doors of Pales¬ tine were open to Jewish popu¬ lation all of Polish Jewry would trek even by foot to the Holy Land- Recently there arrived in Po¬ land a group of 720 Jewish wo¬ men, men, and children who were liberated from a German concentration camp. When they learned what was happening to the Jews in Poland, they hid in woods and forests instead of re¬ turning to their former homes. After two weeks in hiding they reumed to Munich, where they related that the Jews In Poland are facing the same danger as in the days of Hitler. Most of the Polish Jews who fled the wave of terrorism are hoping to reach the American and British occupation Zones. Nor is the situation of the Jews in Lower Silesia any bet¬ ter: Of 176 Jews wlio recently returned there from the Bergen- Beisen camp more than 70 fled back to the notorious camp. The returnees told newspaper men In Bergen-^elsen camp that they were forced to return because of the wave of antl-Semltlsra in which Poland is engulfed. REGISTER NOW! The Council ol Jewish Wo¬ mon and the Columbus Board of Education are again spon¬ soring citizenship and j^mer- icanlzatlon classes. Registra¬ tion tor all classes will be held,at the Schonthal Center next' Wednesday, Sept, 10th, at 7 P. M. J.W.V. OPENS NEW WASHINGTON HEADQUARTERS Wuhinaiton oflicu for lh« Jewish War Veteron. of Ihe ll, S. have been opened on BmbaMy Row, 3147—16lh St., N.W.. ll wa. announced ¦''W^"« n.*^'™""?'*^*'*'^" H* Greenberg, Offleeir of the national J, W, V. wUI be on Ihe flrrt Boor of a building lust purehaaed and renovated b^ the J, W, V,'s Waahlngton Po€l, Hie Iwo upper floor, of Ihe live ¦torr building will provide ileeplng quarters for «!rvice personnel while the other Ooor. will offer eluh. focililiM, including a librarr and game rooms, for servicem^of all faiths. Survey Shows 5700000 Jews Murdered By Axis NEW YORK (JPS)— Based upon statistics gathered from all available sources on the .number of Jewish civilians casualties during Axis domination in Eu¬ rope, the Institute ot Jewish Affairs, research affflllate of the World Jewish Congress and the American Jewi6h Congress, con¬ cludes that the actual number may be "very conservatively" estimated at 5,700,000, of 60 per¬ cent of the total Jewish popula¬ tion in Europe when the war began. In Russia the Jews fared a little better than elsewhere, the report Indicates, for if Russia is excluded from the count the percentage of Jews killed or missing would reach 68 percent. None of these estimates, it is pointed out, takes into consider¬ ation the military casualties among Jews. 6 CAPT, IRVIN 8. DWORKIN AWARDED AIR MBDAli Capt Irvin S. Dworkln, 600 S. Eighteenth St., has been awarded the Air Medal for his achievement while participating In operational flight according to announcernent from the Americal Division on Cebu. Capt. Dworkln is a member of the 247th Field Artillery Battal¬ ion which recently completed a three months campaign against the Japs- He Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Dworkln of the Eighteenth Street address. Show your appreciation to the Chronltde'a 24 years of loyal and devoted seiv vice to ColnmbiiB Jewish Community by paying your BUbsorlption now—43,00 for tbe year. A. 3. C. Establishes Headquarters In Europe .NiEW YORK (JPS)—Dr. Max Gottschalk, Director of the For eign Affairs Department of the American - Jewish Committee, sailed for London to establish permanent headeiuarters pf the Commkttee on the European continent, in order "to place its facilities at the disposal ot the Jewish communities of Europe and to help them in the solution of such problem^ as the restora¬ tion of tiielr rights, the restitu¬ tion of property and Indemnifi¬ cation among others". From London Dr. Gottschalk will pro ceed to France, Belgium, Hol¬ land, Switzerland and other European countries. General Arnold Heads Movement To Retire Bilbo WASHINGTON (JPS) — A movement among MisBlssippiaris to retire Senator Bilbo by run¬ ning against him In the primar¬ ies next year, former Congress¬ man Ross A. Collins, is report- etlly supported by General H. H. Arnold, chief of the Army Air Force, who has been privately telling Mlsslssipplans that Bil¬ bo's tactics are defeating the alms for which this war was fought and has openly praised former Congressman Ross. In a speech at a public gathering he credited Collins with having heUred convince Congress of the nafd to mechanize the U. S. Army and produce heavy bomb¬ ers. Collins, for many years a member of the House of repre¬ sentatives, a staunch supporter of the late Pre.5ident Roosevelt and a progressive in his views on race and religion, ran for the Senate In 19-11 but lost out in a three cornered flight won by Bilbo. Persons familiar with the poll- tical scene in Mississippi are of the opinion that thi.s time his chances are favorable. Collin's great pawn is his contention that MIsaissipplans can get what they have wanted so long, the establishment of Industries in their State, provided Bil¬ bo is retired and the state's repu- ation thus rehabilitated. Al¬ ready several leading news pa¬ pers have come out in support of his candidacy. Slovakia Jewry's Plight No Better Than Under Nazis BOSTON (JPS)—Nearly four months after liberation the Jews In Slovakia are "being treated almost as they were by the Nazis", Joseph G. Harrison, Christian Science Monitor cor¬ respondent, cabled from Bratis¬ lava. "Despite the strictest rules that UNRRA aid must be handled out impartially and on a basis of need, in many areas of need, in many areas of rural Slovakia Jews are met with laughter when they ask for UN¬ RRA food, notwithstanding the fact that they are invariably the members ot a community most in need'', he reports, thus confirming an Independent Jew¬ ish Press Service dispatch ot some weeks ago. "In contrast to the rest of Europe, where Jewiah rights (Continued on Page Five) Local Servicemen To Be Honored By B'nai B'rith Tuesday More than 125 personal invi¬ tations have been issued to hon¬ orably discharged Jewish ser¬ vicemen in Columbus and vicin¬ ity to attend a reception by the ' entire community at the Broad Street Temple, next Tuesday, 8 P. M., sponsored by Zion Lodge, Bnal B'rith. Memorial services and special prayers will be conducted by four of the leading Rabbis of Columbus, S. M. Gup, Mordecai Hirschsprung, Jacob Baker and Hyman Chanover. Several returned servicemen will give first hand inpressions of their actual battle experien¬ ces. The color guard of the Colum¬ bus Jewish War Veterans and Iheir bugler are to participate in the ceremonies. The evening will be devoted entirely to the reception, every one is to be given an opportun¬ ity to meet the local men who have served during the war. AU Jewish servicemen, who are home on leave or close enough to attend, are Invited. The Columbus B'nai B'rith Women will help serve the re¬ freshments following the pro¬ gram- This is a community wide reception and everyone is invited to join In the celebration. PFO. FRED SltiBERBTEIN PROMOTED TO <30RP0RAIi. Word was received this week of the promotion of Pfc. Fred Silberstein to the rank of Cor¬ poral on August 2Bth. Cpl. Silberstein, who la with the Sixth Army In Japan, en¬ listed August 26, 1942 while 8 student at Ohio State Univer¬ sity. He Is the son ot Mr. and Mrs. Max Silberstein ,123 N. Ardmore Road.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1945-09-14|
|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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