Bookshelf of old copies of J. Previous names of this publication have included Emanu-El and Jewish Bulletin. (Photo/David A.M. Wilensky)
Previous names of this publication have included Emanu-El and The Jewish Bulletin. (Photo/David A.M. Wilensky)

No amnesty for Nazis (1965); UC Davis vets go to Israel (1995)

Feb. 26, 1965

Protesting amnesty for Nazis in S.F.

The strong voice of San Francisco was raised last Wednesday night in protest against giving amnesty to fugitive Nazi war criminals by permitting the West German statute of limitations to expire next May 8.

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From Feb. 26, 1965

Hundreds who crowded into Nourse Auditorium listened with keen satisfaction to news of the Bonn government’s capitulation and signed petitions calling on the German Parliament to heed the Cabinet’s recommendation by enacting legislation necessary for extension of that statute which expires May 8.

Speakers included Selig J. Seligman of Los Angles, one of the chief prosecutors at the Nuremberg war crimes trials; Francis Lederer, noted actor of stage and screen; and Max Drimer, one of the few survivors of the Auschwitz death camp.

The petitions signed by those in attendance were directed to the German Embassy in Washington and sent through the local West German consul general.

The San Francisco meeting was one of a large number being held in major cities of the United States in the hope of alerting the Bonn government to the fact that the people of America are united on the issue of continuing to prosecute war criminals.

March 3, 1995

UC Davis veterinarians go to Israel

The more affluent a population becomes, the more animals are seen as beloved companions in the home rather than as dinner on the range.

So it is in Israel, where veterinary science has evolved to meet the changing needs of a nation that has come a long way since its humble pioneer days, says Neils Pederson, director of the Center for Companion Animal Health at UC Davis.

When Israel was founded, veterinarians were brought in from other countries solely to maintain a safe food supply for livestock, preventing diseases like bovine tuberculosis, says Pederson.

Now, the country has its own veterinary school, and doctors are being asked to perform increasingly sophisticated procedures on family cats, dogs and birds.

Pets, Pederson says, “are very intimate members of some of their families.” That’s why everything from doggie radiation therapy to kitty reconstructive surgery is being performed on pets.

A new exchange program between the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis will help Israeli animal doctors keep up with the most current training. In turn, Americans will benefit from the exchange with Israeli veterinary students and teachers, whom Pederson calls the “cream of the crop” at the Hebrew University.