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■day, February 6, 1942
PIIJ jews in 1
SPORTS
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Isfote —F rank Graham,
[umnist for the New York
es one of the most fa
irting columns in the
.“Setting the Pa c e.”
ice wrote us a splendid
the friendship between an
and a Jew—Heavyweight
i Jim Braddock and Joe
’oday’s article on Paul
s another corker . . .)
ON JACOBS' BEACH
SING
long way from the Rus
ian battle lines to Jacobs*
it there is a fellow on
teach who . . . just for
would like to know ex
at happened to General
lenau, reported from Ber
veek to have died of
tie is Paul Damski, and
he is the manager of
lolan, one of the leading
s for the middleweight
ship. But not so long
and not so far away, as
are measured in these
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exciting times ... he was the
Mike Jacobs of Germany. He ran
the Sports Palast in Berlin. He
controlled the most important
prize fighters and their managers.
He planned and staged the biggest
fights.
But he is a Jew. A Lithuanian-
Jew to be precise. And when the
Nazis came to power he left Ger
many.
“They told me to wait,” he said.
“But I didn’t.”
“Tomorrow,” a friend told him..
The Sports Palast was given
over frequently ... as is Madison
Square Garden ... to political
rallies, in Damski’s time, for then
there were several political par
ties in Germany. Only the com
munists and the Nazis made any
trouble. They not only argued a
mong themselves but got into fist
fights, threw chairs at each other
and as Paul—having learned some
new words at Jacobs Beach—put
it—“broke up the joint.” Yet,
fearful some night that they
would set fire to the joint, or in
some other manner destroy it
completely, he sought to obtain
additional insurance on it but the
agents he approached shook their
heads. Additional insurance? Not
a pfennig. The things that were
in Paul’s mind were in their minds
too.
“So,” Paul said, “I figured a
way to protect myself. I could
charge them ten percent extra for
the rent of the place. With that,
I could cover myself, maybe, for
the damage they did unless they
actually did set fire to it. I told
the communists, frankly, the reas
on why I was raising the rate and
they agreed with me that I was
reasonable..... But when I spoke to
the Nazis, they not only refused.
They said:
“ ‘Just wait, you Jew—! We
will take care of you!’
“But as I said before, I didn’t
wait. I saw what was coming. I
had my passports. My visas were
in order. My trunks were packed.
One night a friend of mine came
to me and said:
“ ‘Tomorrow!’
“I knew better than to argue
with him. I had thought that
within a couple of weeks would be
plenty of time But when he said
‘tomorrow,* I knew the time had
come. The next day I left Ber
lin.”
He didn’t leave alone. With
him he took the two best fighters
in Germany. Eric Selig, the
middleweight and Walter Neusel,
the heavyweight. Selig, also a
Jew, was immediately stripped of
the middleweight championship of
Germany. Paul still has a letter,
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THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
THE JEWS OF CHINA
(Continued from Page Two)
stacle of “wen-yen,” which has an
almost infinite number of charac
ters (a fair command of Chinese
means that the person should have
a knowledge of at least 4,000
characters!) for the easier “pai
hua,” was the most difficult task
of modern Chinese leaders.
When this had been done—by
Hu Shih, now Chinese Ambassador
to the United States—China ex
perienced the same sort of rebirth
which characterized the renascence
in Palestine. Both lands lived a
gain, in a literary sense. The
Leftists, the workers of China,
started a movement which made
possible the present resistance a
gainst Japan. Just as the workers
in Palestine made possible the
great pioneering effort which has
that caught up with him a few
.weeks later, to that effect. Neu
|Sel, being an Aryan, retained his
.status as heavyweight champion,
j “I brought Neusel over here,”
Paul said, “and did all right with
• him. The heavyweight division was
in a muddle at that time and
j Neusel was a fair fighter and I
had him right up there. He beat
Tommy Liughran and Kingfish
Levinsky and some others and he
was third or fourth on the list of
challengers and then I got the pa
pers from Germany and read that
I had been signally honored. A
'whole page . . . with a two column
(picture . . . was devoted to me in
Goebbels’ paper, Der Angriff. The
headline on the story was:
“Jew Sucks Aryan’s Blood!”
“The story was about how Neu
sel fought and bled in the ring and
I got all the money. It was Time
for Neusel to Go Home . . .”
Neusel continued to do all right
over here until one night in the
Garden when he fought Primo
Carnero. He still was doing all
right in that fight until Primo
clubbed him over the left eye, cut
ting the eyebrow deeply. Blood
gushed from the wound and even
as Neusel sagged to the ropes,
Damski was in the ring calling
a halt. He was afraid the eye
itself was injured and he was tak
ing no chances.
' That virtually ended Neusel’s
career in this country. Besides
there was something else on Dam
; ski’s mind.
j “Listen,” I told him right after
that. “You must go home. They
don’t like you being with me. And
so, as long as you are with me,
you’ll be in trouble in Germany.
.Go home!”
"He knew what I said was right.
And so, one day, I saw him off.
I hope I will see him again some
day. I don’t know.”
Nobody knows of course. There
are thousands of miles and mil
lions of fighting men between
them . . . and tanks and planes
and big guns . . . and we, at long
last, are at war with Germany.
But the reason Paul is wondering
about Von Richenau and what
really happened to him is that the
last time he heard from Neusel,
the fighter was von Richenau’s
orderly, sparing partner and train
er.
(Ed. Note —Neusel fought Max
Schmeling in Hamburg after his
return to Germany. Paul Damski,
of course, did not deem it provi
dent to return to his fighter’s
corner and kept the ocean between
him and the Hamburg scrap.
However, Schmeling’s manager—
the late “Yussel” Jacobs (Remem
ber big cigar Joe!) accompanied
his man and an A.P. photographer
captured the stogie puffing He
brew giving the Hitler salute.
“Not me," avowed Joe on his re
turn. “I was just showing them
how high Hitler piled it!” This
remark with his “We wuz robbed!
We shoulda stood in bed” are
classics in Fistiana.
JOSIAH M. JORDAN
Certified Public Accountant
(Florida)
Auditor and Tax Ooonaelor
Exchange Bldg.
Jacksonville, Florida
Telephone 5-4955
amazed the outer world, so has the
unification of Chinese labor con
tradicted those who said China
could not be molded into one na
tion. *
Thus, the problems of China and
Palestine are, in some respects,
similar. This is another of the
kindred aspects of Jews and
Chinese. The war now being
fought by men of all faiths, all
races and all colors will be won
because of such spirits as the
Chinese and the Jews, who through
the ages have found goals for
which both may strive despite
surface differences.
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Names Os
Enemy Aliens
Washington (JPS) —The names
of enemy aliens held by the Fed
eral Bureau of Investigation and
the disposition of their cases will
not be announced, Attorney Gen
eral Francis Biddle, Jr. stated
here. Giving as the reason that
the families of the interned aliens
may be subjected to persecution
by their neighbors, the Attorney
General said that information con
cerning the aliens will be consid
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