Jerusalem (Oct. 7)
Dr. Garry and Dr. Getzowa, the Jewish physicians who were present at the exhumation of the bodies of the Hebron victims, issued a reply to the statement by the British physicians who were present. The decomposition had gone so far as to make the question of whether or not mutilations had been inflicted by the Arab attackers impossible of solution, the Jewish doctors say. It was understood at the time that the British physicians accepted this view. Their statement that the decomposition had not gone too far came as a surprise. Had they expressed this view at the time of the exhumation, it would have been continued.
The report of the British doctors is contradictory. In one place they state that dismembered hands were a proof of mutilation and in another place that they were not. The report lacks objectivity and the possibility of mutilations was ruled out in spite of evidence. The report does not mention a portion of a beard found with flesh attached, a clear evidence of mutilation.
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Dr. Kittain, Hadassah physician at Hebron, in an open letter he published, questions the statements of Police Superintendent Cafferata and Dr. McQueen that the Arabs committed no mutilations in Hebron, declaring that the former did not witness the killings, and the latter did not examine the victims.
“I don’t know whether the aged, the women and children who were done to death, whose skulls were fractured, hands cut off, eyes gouged, whose bodies showed wounds too numerous for ordinary murder, whether these constitute mutilations or not, but I do know that Dr. McQueen’s report was certainly a mutilation,” Dr. Kittain declared.
Rabbi Joseph Freedman has been installed as assistant to Rabbi Solomon Foster, spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Jeshurun, Newark. N. J. Special installation services were held in the Temple, at which Rabbi Harry J. Stern, of Montreal, Can., a cousin of Rabbi Freedman, preached the installation sermon. Rabbi Foster and Rabbis Julius Silberfeld and Leon S. Lang delivered welcoming addresses.