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No. 35 2rid CIMa putaOe paid Id Fern Park, FL APRIL 18. 1980 2 IYAR 5740 ORLANDO FLS..,.... changes to P.O. Box 742. Fern Park, FL 32730 $11 per caleMar year. pro.raiN thertmllttr SINGLE COPY 350 Annum/A00oc00ns 32ndAnniversary Israel! Federation to Act On 1980-81 Budget FESTIVITIES will cover the state of Israel as celebrates 32 years of independence on lyar 5 (April 2 I). To find out how the dream of a Jewish homeland became a reality, see story pages 6-7. Photo courtesy Keter Publishing House a Holocaust Survivor Greenspun--Dachau to Freedom Coenson-Roth t0 Unda Amon) Part Two the train arrivea in '. in Dachau, her sisters were their c#othes, their that they killed I saw my | different line than pushed and lSked to go in the sister. I didn't a good line to bad one, but I with her. They '. By a miracle, e other line I don't know, 'ere taken to gas to the baths... line, our line, went were given LJniforms and .. Three of were pushed Irlto one barrack Were to live. on the train, so many people stacked together in one corner. "I couldn't stretch out my feet. I wanted to stretch out my feet and my sister wanted to stretch out her feet. I took her feet and she too, made me com- fortable.., and we didn't hear anything more about my brother. We thought for sure he was dead." In Dachau they worked on - roads. They were awakened in the middle of the night for a head count. If someone didn't look good, if they looked sick or unhealthy, they were killed. "My sister rubbed me, if you had a piece of paper you rubbed your cheeks, you should look good, not bad, otherwise... "And there was really torture in Dachau. I never saw any men in Germany except the SS. And they took us. They unclothed us. They looked at us. They smiled. We were not allowed to cover ourselves. If they liked a girl they took her away.., and she never came back. Many times we didn't know whether to look pretty or not." At Dachau Helen said she saw the gas ovens, saw people laying there, stacks of people. "At that time nothing bothered me. I could see. I could look and if there was food to eat, I would grab. We looked in garbage pails for potatoes or potato peels. We all went rushing for the potatoes, for the garbage." And the torture... Helen said she never heard the screams, "but I heard the moans.., moans from the people who just laid there... people who were still alive but had no strength. So they laid there and nobody could help them. We cried.., we thought a lot of times that maybe my mother was like this.., always thinking of my mother. I was thinking about my father also, but always my mother.., and my little sister. I knew my little sister wouldn't survive. She was always sick. And my little brother, he was too young." British troops were nearing Dachau. So once again, Helen and those who survived, were transferred to another camp--Bergen Belzen. "In Bergen Belsen they woke us up in the morning to count us. If you could not keep your head up, they killed you. "And we were hungry. We didn't know whether we should push ourselves to be fed because we were so hungry, or to wait for last because the soup was thicker at the bottom. Some- times there was enough food so those at the end got more. but sometimes there was not enough.., and those at the end would get nothing." Helen remembers one day while eating her soup she found a dirty bandage in it. She told the kapos about it. but they said, "you don't like it --don't eat." So she squeezed out the bandage and ate the soup. "Hunger (Continued on Page 5) R Apr. 25 7 details One Foot Ahead00. , CJA WALK-A-THON Sign Up Now to Walk Sunday, May 4 Call 645-5933 Inside HERITAGE Sadat in Washington . page 2 Klnneret in Concert .. page 3 Editor's Desk ........ page 4 Bob Jordan ......... page 5 'Diapy' ............ pages 6-7 Crepes ............. page 8 Scene Around ....... page 9 What's Happening.., page l0 SoRball ............ page | | Top Hats .......... page 12 With the largest amount of funds available in recent years, Orlando's Jewish Federation will meet in special session this Sun., Apr. 20, to take action on the 1980-81 fiscal year budget. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m at the Jewish Community Center program building. Principal action will center on the nearly $340,000 avail- able primarily for local agencies and Federal expenses, although alloca- t.ions to national agencies also must come from these funds. Nearly $670,000 will auto- matically be earmarked for use by the United Jewish Appeal to implement their overseas programs. Federation guidelines call for the $1,125.000 pledged during the Combined Jewish Appeal campaign that ended last month to be distributed on a one-third for local and national use, two-thirds for UJA use, after 12 percent is set aside for "'uncollected pledges." Although the FederatioNs board of directors will hear their budget committee's recommendations and a report from a special com- mittee recommending methods of funding large or capital expenditures, some controversies are expected. Sheryl Meitin heads the budget committee, while Jerome Bornstein chairs the special capital expenditure (Continued on Page 3) Rollins Proclaims 'Yiddishkeit' Week Music movies and lectures will highlight a week the stu- dents are calling "'Yiddishkeit" at Rollins College, setting the atmosphere for the Orlando community's celebration of Israel's 32rid anniversary on Sun.. May 4. Sponsored by the Jewish Students' League of Rollins College, the week will kick-off with a musical presentation of "Kinneret in Concert." in cooperation with the JCC Cultural Enrichment series, on Sun.. Apr. 27. 8 p.m., at the Rollins College Field House. (see story page 3.) The following night will begin a week of events free to the community. On Mon., Apr. 28, the film "Diary of Anne Frank." will be shown in the Rollins Bush Auditorium at 9:15 p.m. Claimed to be one of the most affecting human docu- ments of the times, the film is based on the diary of a young Jewish girl before she was killed in a Nazi concen- tration camp. Written during the two years of hiding in an Amsterdam attic, her diary records the daily routine. alarms, quar- rels, reconcili- ations and mutual corn- font of eight frighlened people. The next night. Tues.. Apr. 29, Jeanr  Sclione, Cath- olic Holocaust heroine, will speak at the Bush Audito- iUm at 8 p.m. he is a ecipi- ent of the Yad Vashem medal from the Ilaeli government for her heroic efforts to save Jewish Jives dur- ing the Holocaust. An Israeli "West Side Story," the movie "Kazablan" will be shown Wed., Apr. 30, 7 p.m. at the Bush Auditorium. A modern Romeo and Juliet tale, the movie is a love story between two people from dif- ferent cultures, one an Ashkenazic Jew, the other Sephardic. Joel Arnon, Israeli Consul General in Atlanta, will speak Thurs., May |, at the Crummer Auditorium at 8 p.m. The week will culminate on May 4 with the UJA Walk-a- thon beginning at 8 a.m. followed by the Israel Expo at Rollins College from noon-5 p.m. Orlando to Celebrate Israel Independence Israeli flags, posters, signs and dis- plays, highlighted with the Jewish state's blue and white colors, will cover the Rollins College Campus on Sun., May 4, when 3,000 to 4,000 people are expected to join in Orlando's Jewish community's celebration of Israel Independence day. Following the "Now More Than Ever We Walk as One" walk-a-thon beginning at 8 a.m. at the JCC, Israel Expo Day activities will continue from noon to 5 p.m, at the Rollins College campus including free entertainment, Israeli products and foods available for sale and travel and tourism information. Singing and dancing by performers Cindy Stone, the Community Choir, under the direction of Elaine Farb, Bob and Annetta, Faye Jeser and the Hebrew Day School choir and com- munity dancers will help to carry on the day's theme, "'Peace Forever." Religious schools will put up displays and winners of the poster contest, sponsored by the Orlando Area Council of ORT, will be announced. Israel Expo Day is sponsored by the Women's 13ivision Cabinet of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando.