TEL AVIV (Aug. 9)
A monumental publication, “The Jewish Press That Is No More” which provides the history of some 1000 Jewish publications, dailies, weeklies and periodicals in Europe that vanished through the Holocaust, has been published here by the Federation of World Jewish Journalists. The 540-page book includes a first-hand story of the Jewish publications written by editors, correspondents, writers and community leaders who participated in these newspapers or periodicals.
The volume, in Yiddish, also has some 300 photographs of Jewish writers, editors and journalists and the various newspapers of pre-Hitler Europe. The publication, to be followed by a Hebrew and English translation, is regarded as a first-class research source on the Jewish press of Europe. The Jewish Agency and the Memorial Fund were helpful in publishing this book. Yehuda Gothelf edited the book with the aid of David Flinker, Mordechai Zanin and Shalom Rosenfeld and Moshe Ron, general secretary of the World Federation of Jewish Journalists.
Two young Black Hebrew women who arrived last night in Lod Airport on a TWA flight from the U.S. were turned back a few hours later. Police at the airport were under instructions from the Interior Ministry not to allow members of the sect into Israel unless they have special permission. The women, who protested against being denied entry, said to police they have come to fulfill a divine commandment to join other members of the sect in Dimona.
A resolution urging the Polish government to declare Jewish cemeteries in Poland as national monuments was adopted at a joint meeting in Buenos Aires of the Central Union of Polish Jews in Argentina and the Argentine Association of Survivors of Nazism. Mare Turkow, honorary president of the central union and general secretary of the Latin American Jewish Congress, said there is danger that the cemeteries will completely disappear. The resolution was sent to the Polish Ambassador to Argentina.
The Ivory Coast Embassy was opened today in Jerusalem amidst dedication ceremonies attended by Premier Golda Meir the Ivory Coast Ambassador and other public figures. Today is also Independence Day for the Ivory Coast.
Jerusalem now has a capital within a capital, with the opening of the “Youth Capital” in a park near the Knesset. The Youth Capital program will end next Friday when Shelly Lehman, 17. and Mahmud Abassi, 18, become Mayor and Deputy Mayor.