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|jjj° southern Jewish Weekly l» Pushed monthly to, the d-ratlon Newspaper lng Am6rlcan citizens .1 Jewish Mil. i* THE OLDEST AND MOST WIDELY CIRCULATED JEWISH PUBLICATION IN THIS TERRITORY ~ ■olTw no. 8 ■2OB Refugees [rive In Palestine X e w York (JPS)—'Twelve hund- B an d eight Jewish refugees X, Rumania, who recently ar- Hgd in Palestine on five steam- X are rapidly being absorbed ißthe economic and social struct- X 0 f the Jewish Homeland, with X aid of funds contributed by Xerican Jews, it was reported ■ a cable received by the United Xestine Appeal from Elizear Xpian, treasurer of the Jewish ■ency for Palestine in Jerusa- X The United Palestine Appeal, Xich is supporting the adjust- X n t and settlement of newcom- Kin Palestine, is represented Kh the Joint Distribution Com ■ttee and the National Refugee Xvice in the $32,000,000 war re- X and rescue campaign of the Xited Jewish Appeal for Refu les, Oversees Needs and Pales- Ke. Funds for the transporta ■n of these refugees were pro- Red by the Joint Distribution Rmmittee. BAPTIZED JEWS IN BUNGARY RETURN TO BNCESTRAL FAITH ■Ankara (JPS) —Many thousands ■ Hungarian Jews who in recent Bonths were baptized to avoid Be Aryan laws, which at first Bemed to be aimed only at those Bofessing the Jewish faith, are B\v relinquishing Christianity and [turning to the faith of their [thers, according to the official [gan of Hungarian Jewry, Mag [r Szideklatia. [Within the past two months, ■T4S Jews returned to their an- Bstral religion, the newspaper [Partners to mixed marriages, [ildren of mixed marriages and [hers, entitled to privileged treat [ent and even exemption from [letto internment, have refused [ avail themselves of these op [rtunities and ' declared them [lves willing to share the com [on fate of all Jews in Hungary. Jewish survivors of [ILNA: 1 OLD MAN, ■ WOMAN, 1 CHILD [New York (JPS)—Nightmar [Ny symbolical in its factual [rror is an Associated Press dis ■tch from Moscow reporting that ■ly three Jews survived the Nazi [assacres in Vilna. The three, ■ho greeted the Red Army on its ■>try into the city, were “an old [an who walked with outstretch [ a woman and a small 1 Vilna, famed in Jewish lore and [story, had a prewar population [ 235,000, of whom 30% were [ws. No figures are available as [ the number of Vilna Jews [acuated into Soviet Russia dur il? the Nazi attack in 1941. [TtEATH on HERZL’S tomb [PTS GESTAPO ON ITS TOES ■ Geneva (JPS)—On the night of [ e fortieth anniversary of the [ath of Dr. Theodor Herzl, found [ °f political Zionism, a wreath ■ a s placed on his tombstone in e ew >sh cemetery in Vienna. e Gestapo, according to a re -ort received here, was put on its ** instigated a probe to nc °ver the “felon” who paid ° m age to the father of modem PRAYERS FOR VICTORY ON TISHA B'AB t. ‘ x :: ; • • '■ \ iv.v.-. ■%-AvA4::-.Xk': > ~ •*’:•- • «»•. . I:: •.• * I 1 'Whll 1 • *•••*• ••• Jewish soldiers serving in the United Nations’.armies assemble at the Wailing Wall on Tisha B’ab to pray for victory, as Jews throughout the world eoiuim'inorale lhe destruction of the. ancient Temple in. Jerusalem. U. J. A. Photo Viscount Gort Succeeds Mac Michael In Palestine London (JPS) —Field Marshal Viscount Gort, with a long dis tinguished military career to his credit and at present Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Malta, will succeed Sir Harold Mac- Michael as High Commissioner of Palestine and Transjordan when the latter retires in August. He is believed to be open-minded as regards Palestine. Zionist leaders in the United States hailed Mac Michael’s depar ture, but had no comment to of fer on the appointment of Vis count Gort. Although he had visited Palestine on the eve of the current war, in connection with a military survey he was making of the Middle East, his opinions or attitudes as regards Palestine were not known. HUNGARY FORMULATES APOLOGY FOR MURDER 1,208 RUMANIAN Geneva (JPS) —The Hungarian Government will shortly issue an official statement admitting the deportation of Jews to Poland, but disclaiming responsibility for their fate once they are delivered into German hands, according to re ports received here from usually reliable circles. The Jews, the government statement in reply worldwide protests will point out, are deported in accordance with the German-Hungarian treaty which requires Hungary to supply war workers for Germany. The Hungarian Government will re nounce all intention of premedi tated murder. The same report tells of the ar rival in Hungary of 1,600 special gendarmes assigned to ferret out Jews still in hiding and to prevent their escape into the provinces. JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, JULY, 1944 (The Cairo press reported him as a severe man “who will stand for no nonsense and will not tol erate dissension.”) NINE HUNDRED JEWS AMONG “TOKEN REFUGEES” TO U. S. New York (JPS) —Nine hund red and eighty-five refugees, most of them Jewish, are en route to the United States to the tempor ary refugee haven at Fort Ontario near Oswego, New York, where they will stay for the duration of the war. Democratic Platform Calls For “Jewish Commonwealth” Chicago (JPS) —The Democratic National Convention went un equivocally on record in favor of a Jewish national democratic Commonwealth.” The Democratic platform’s reference to Palestine reads: “We favor the opening of Pal estine to the unrestricted Jewish immigration and colonization and such a policy as to result in the establishment there of a free and democratic Jewish Common wealth.” The Palestine plank of the Re publican platform reads: “In order to give refuge to mil lions of distressed Jewish men, women and children driven from their homes by tyranny, we call for the opening of Palestine to their unrestricted immigration and land ownership, so that in ac cordance with the full intent and purpose of the Balfour Declara Florida Catholic Paper Warns Anti-Semitism Is 77 Jews In Leading Guerilla Armies New York (JPS)—A large number of Jews, many of them in positions of command, are among the 1,025,000 armed guer rillas estimated by authoritative military sources in London to be actively engaged against the Nazis in Europe. Earlier reports by the Independ ent Jewish Press Service told of large numbers of Jews among the principle guerrilla bands, which include 350,000 patriots under Marshal Tito in Yugoslavia, 500,- 000 Frenchman under General Joseph Koenig, and 300,000 Polish guerrillas. WELLES BACKS MAGNES PLAN ON PALESTINE New York (JPS) —Describing ! Dr. Chaim Weismann, president of the Jewish Agency, as one of the most able statesmen of our time and depicting in glowing terms Jewish achievements in Palestine, Sumner Welles, former Under secretary of State, concludes in his book “Time for Decision” that a bi-national state along the lines proposed by Dr. J. L. Magnes, president of the Hebrew Univer sity, incorporated in a federative system to include Syria, Lebanon and Transjordan, is the only pos sible solution for the Palestine problem. “UNITY MASS MEETING” WILL DEMAND DRASTIC MEASURES New York (JPS) —Drastic meas ures to prevent the deportation to death camps in Poland of the four hundred thousand Jews still surviving in Hungary will be de manded at a “unity mass meet ing” in New York City under the auspices of the Rescue Commis sion of the American Jewish Con ference jointly with the American Jewish Committee and other Jew ish groups tion of 1917 and the Resolution of a Republican Congress in 1922, Palestine may be constituted as a free and democratic Common wealth.” Inclusion in the Republican plank of criticism of President Roosevelt has been denounced by Dr. Stephen S. Wise and Henry Monsky, president of the B’nai B’rith. With both major political par ties on record supporting Zionist aims, observers here were analyz ing the wording of the Republican ; and Democratic statements on Palestine. The Democratic refer ence is directly to a “Jewish Commonwealth,” while the Re publican plank does not contain the word Jewish. The Democratic platform, on the other hand, con tains no references to past Amer ican policies on Palestine, as does the Republican plank. $2.00 a Year St. Augustine (JPS) —Declaring that “no person professing to be a Christian, certainly no Catholic, should need reminders that anti- Semitism violates the basic tenets of our religion,” the Florida Cath olic, publication of the Diocese of St. Augustine, warned in an edi torial that the most dangerous form of spreading anti-Semitism is subtle innuendo, rather than the “ridiculous crackpot argu ments o f Berlin-inspired Jew haters. Expressing alarm over the “strange indifference” on the part of some Christians to the spread of anti-Semitism in this country, the editorial says, “it is disquiet ing ... to find otherwise ex emplary Catholics at social gath erings contributing freely to the exchange of the latest so called ‘Jewish jokes’ and trafficking in gossip ...” “It should be comparatively easy to eradicate the doctrinaire form of anti-Semitism styled on the Berlin pattern. The real danger that we are facing arises from the more subtle brand of anti-Semitism that is rapidly be coming fashionable in. our midst.” The editorial warns that “the insidious feature of anti- Semitism is that it so easily be comes habit forming.” Recognizing anti-Semitism as largely a Christian and American problem, the editorial states that to curb the activities of anti- Semites is a task for Jews as well as Christians. I HULL PLEDGES RESCUE jOF DEATH-MARKED HUNGARIAN JEWS Washington (JPS)—Corrobor ative reports have reached here from many sources and through varied channels were confirmed by Secretary of State Cordell Hull in a statement pointing out that “the entire Jewish community in Hun gary, which numbered nearly one million souls, is threatened with extermination,” that already “the number of victims of these fiend ish crimes is great,” and simul taneously pledging that “this gov ernment will not slacken its ef forts to rescue as many of these unfortunate people as can be sav ed from persecution and death” and that the killers “cannot es cape the inexorable punishment which will be meted out to them when the power of the evil men now in control of Hungary has been broken.” Jewish Calendar Join a Synagogue or Temple Attend Its Services 5703 - 1944 Fast of Av. July 30 Rosh Hashonah Sept. 18 19 Yom Kippur Sept. 28 * Also observed previous day. Holidays begin on the evening preceding dates designated.