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  • Pope Paul Backs Vatican Liberals for Stronger Draft on Jews

    Pope Paul VI responded today to an appeal by a group of liberal cardinals attending the Ecumenical Council, and overruled a group of conservative prelates and Vatican officials who reportedly have been striving to dilute a draft declaration on Catholic-Jewish relations and freedom of conscience. An official source said that the Pope acted after 15… More ▸

  • Three Brazilian Jews Among Teams Competing in Tokyo Olympics

    Three Jews are among the Brazilian taking part in the Olympics now underway in Tokyo, it was reported here today. They are Carlos Artur Nuzman, top volleyball ace; Samy Melinsky, volleyball trainer; and Luiz Daniel, goalkeeper of the Brazilian water polo team. More ▸

  • Treblinka Trial Defendants Tell Court How They Became Killers

    The 10 former $5 officers and guards on trial for the murder of 700, 000 Jews at the notorious Treblinka Concentration camp gave the court today their own accounts of the events leading up to their employment as members of the Treblinka staff personnel. Testifying in the second day of the trial, all of the… More ▸

  • Gestapo Officer, Eichmann Pal, Goes on Trial for Killing 3, 000

    Albert Rapp, the 45-year-old former Gestapo officer who headed the notorious special 7-A Nazi extermination squad, went on trial here today for the murder of 3, 000 Jews, Gypsies and Russians, many of them women and children, in the Klincy region of Russia during the Second World War. Rapp, who was a close friend of… More ▸

  • German Law Group Gets Many Complaints Against Hitler Apologist

    The Hannover Lawyers Chamber was today investigating widespread complaints against Gerd Heinecke, the defense attorney in the trial of the accused murderers of 7, 000 Jews, who told the court that the defendants were not malicious because Hitler believed he was fulfilling a “sacred mission” in killing Jews. Heinecke, meanwhile, filed suit against a newspaper,… More ▸

  • Hunters of Mengele Reported ‘hot on His Trail’ in Paraguay

    The London Daily Express reported today from Ascuncion, Paraguay, that the hunt was on again there for Dr. Josef Mengele, the Auschwitz “selection doctor” and that hunters of Nazi war criminals were “hot on his trail in Paraguay.” The report said that Mengele, who fled to Paraguay from Argentina in 1961, was under the protection… More ▸

  • New Order Saves Turkish Jews of Greek Origin from Expulsion

    The Turkish Ministry of Interior issued an order today which exempts Turkish Jews of Greek nationality from the Government’s directive of last March, ordering the expulsion of all Greek nationals living in Istanbul. The exemption, which applies to all “Greek nationals who are not of Greek origin, ” was announced just a few days before… More ▸

  • Warburg Identifies Goals As U.J.A. Mission Holds Israel Session

    Edward M.M. Warburg, chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee and honorary chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, said today that the 140-member study mission of the 1964 UJA campaign, meeting here, intends "not to discuss the triumphs of the past, but the problems of the present." He defined these as "the needs of more than… More ▸

  • Germany Promises Aid to Educators on Exchange Tour to U.s.a.

    Chancellor Ludwig Erhard, of West Germany, promised “all possible assistance” to the exchange program aimed at making available to German educators American methods of social and civic education. Addressing a group of educators prior to their departure for the United States for an extensive study of American educational techniques, Dr. Erhard said that, in the… More ▸

  • Levi Eshkol Upbraids Erhard on German Scientists Helping Nasser

    Debate opened today in the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, on the issue of West German scientists working on weapons in Egypt, after an address by Premier Levi Eshkol declaring that it was “inconceivable” that West Germany could not find ways to halt such activities. The Premier’s statement on the long simmering issue opened the winter session… More ▸