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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 ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • Jewish Candidate in British Elections Gets Threat of Death

    Labor Party officials reported today that Marcus Lipton, a Jewish Laborite candidate, had been threatened with death if he did not withdraw his name from the election scheduled for Thursday, Some of Mr. Lipton’s campaign posters have been smeared with swastikas. He is a candidate in the London district of Brixton. More ▸

  • Bonn Minister Reports Efforts Made to Get Scientists Back

    Dr. Hermann Hoercherl, West German Interior Minister, said here today that the Bonn Government had offered “financially interesting jobs” to West German scientists in Egypt to induce them to return to West Germany. The scientists are engaged in working on advanced weapons systems for the regime of President Nasser. The West German official, who was… More ▸

  • Pat Frank, Former J.t.a. Bureau Chief in Washington, Dead at 57

    Pat Frank, writer and newspaperman and former chief of the Washington Bureau of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, died here last night. He was 57. Mr. Frank, a highly regarded Washington newspaperman, left the Washington Times-Herald in 1937 to join the Jewish Telegraphic Agency as Washington bureau chief; He remained in that post during a crucial… More ▸

  • Argentine Ceremonies Fete Anniversary of First Jewish Colony

    The 75th anniversary of the arrival in Argentina of the first Jewish pioneers in 1889, and the creation of the first Jewish agricultural colony in Mosesville, Sante Fe Province, was feted in ceremonies there. Governor Aldo Tessio of the province, and Agriculture Minister Walter Kugler, lauded the valor and perseverance of the Jewish pioneers, and… 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 ▸