The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 24, 1981 · Page 9
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WJC July 24. 1981 Page 10 r Author Meyer Levin dies at 75 Unveil i ngs Obituaries had composed some of the music I uy played. In 1957. Aaron received the Milwaukee Hoys' Club Man and Boy award for his teaching (here. A native of Johnstown. Pa. Aaron studied In New York and Chicago. He came to Milwaukee to teach violin at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music He played with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra He gave private violin lessons and also taught In the public school systems of Milwaukee. Shorewood and Wauwatosa He was a member of the Milwaukee Musicians' Association and of Congregation Anshe Sfard. Previously, he was a member of Congregation Beth Israel. He Is survived by two sons, Phillip, andGordon ofGlendaleand two grandchildrea Lynn of Austin. Texas and David of Minneapolis. His wife, Bessie, died in 1978. Funeral services were held at Second Home Cemetery. The family requests that any memorial donations be given to Congregation Anshe Sfard Nathan Aaron Nathan Aaroa violinist and violin teacher died on July 16. He was a resident of the Milwaukee Jewish Home, 1444 N. Prospect Avenue. During his 60 years of teaching. Aaron had thousands of violin students. He and his son. Phillip, now of Miami, performed together in a violin recital Jan. 13, 1946, at the Athenaeum. 813 E.. Kllbourn Ave A newspaper announcement of the event said. "The father and son have been appearing together for many years and have won the esteem of many audiences in Milwaukee and this part of the country." It also said that the elder Aaron JERUSALEM (JTA) Meyer Levin, who for more than 50 years recorded Jewish life In the US and Israel and . who for the last 25 years of his life contended that he was the first to conceive of a stage adaptation of "The Diary of Anne Frank." died of a stroke at Hadassah Hospital. He was 75 years old. Funeral services were held here. Levin, who began writing for The Chicago Dally News In 1922 while attending the University of Chicago, was a prolific writer of novels, plays, documentary films and scenarios. He was a passionate defender of Jewish settlement in Palestine and the State of Israel During the last years of his life, he "was an outspoken advocate for the Immediate settlement of all Ethiopian Jews (Fala-shas) in Israel. His works about Jewish life in Palestine and in Israel began with his first novel In 1031. Yehuda, about kibbutz life. It was based on his own experience working in Palestine on a kibbutz near Haifa in the late 1920s. Subsequent novels about Israel Included The Settlers and The H arrest. After WWII he filmed the smuggling operation of Jews from Poland across Europe to the Palestinian coast and the documentary he produced was called The Illegals. Levin's books dealing with life in the US Included The Old Bunch (1937). Citizens (1940) and Compulsion (1956) which became a highly successful play and film. In 1955 he instituted asult against Anne Frank's father and the producers ofThe Diary of Anne Frank. He sought more than $1 million in damages, claiming that he had first conceived of the idea for the play and that his version had been rejected because It was "too Jewish." Levin contended that the version which appeared on Broad- f Merer ".Tl Levin way was watered down, with the stress on a universal theme. Levin, who was born in Chicago, first visited Palestine in 1925 to cover the opening of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and returned in 1928 to work on the kibbutz. In the early 1920s he traveled to Paris and was introduced to Hasidic literature, which was to become a life-long Interest He translated Yiddish tales into English and traveled to Eastern Europe. In 1958 he took up part-time residence In Israel and divided his time between homes in New York City and Jerusalem. As a reporter. Levin covered the Spanish Civil War and the Arab riots against the Jewish yishuv in Palestine. From 1930 to 1932 he wrote for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and from 1944 to 1946 he was a war correspondent for the overseas News Agency which was at the time a subsidiary of the JTA Shortly before his death he completed a novel The Architect about the life of Frank Lloyd Wright It is to be published this fall by Simon and Schuster. Levin was the recipient recently of the Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences first annual Joseph Handleman Prize in the Arts. He was a founding member of the Committee for Historical Truth. In 1950 he wrote his'autoblography, The Search and created a series of nonfictlon books called The Jewish Heritage. 4 GREENWOOD CEMETERY AffiHatad with Cowyyiflon Emorm 1'nt Jvthurvn PERPETUAL CARE IN A SETTING OF WARMTH, BEAUTY, AND SERENITY Call 964 4100 or 2713490 for information Second Home Cemetery of Congregation Beth Israel A Traditional Jewish Burial Ground Serving the Jewish Community 352-7310 Samuel Weinstein A monument will be dedicated In memory of Samuel Weinstein on Sunday. August 2 at 1:30 p.m. in Spring 1 1 111 cemetery. Mr. Welnsteln's grandsoa Rabbi Richard Margolis of New York, will officiate Relatives and friends are asked to attend Dorothy Curro A monument will be dedicated in memory of Dorothy Curro on Sunday. August 2 at 1 1 am. in Beth Hamedrosh Hagodel Cemetery. Rabbi IsaacM.Lererwill officiate. Realtlves and friends are asked to attend Howard David Gould A monument will be dedicated In memory of Howard David Gould on Sunday. August 2 at 11 am. In Second Home cemetery. Rabbi Louis Swlchkow will officiate. Relatives and friends are asked to attend Manuel Holzman A monument will be dedicated In memory of Manuel Holzman on Sunday, August 2. at 1 p.m. in Mound ZIon Cemetery. Rabbi Isaac Lerer will officiate. Relatives and friends are asked to attend Estelle Berman A monument will be dedicated In memory of Estelle Berman on Sunday. July 26 at 1 p.m. in Anshe Lubavitch Cemetery. Rabbi Michael Twerskl will officiate. Relatives and friends are asked to attend. Burleigh at Fifty-ninth 1 The North Shore's Most Conveniently Located Funeral Home 2025 E. Capitol Drive 962-8383 t . 3w-4 Providing a Jewish funeral service appropriate to your wishes within a beautiful environment m ; v ; , 1( - - jgj p Today, the dignity of above ground burial for Jews is a reality. Spring Hill Cemetery has erected the only Jewish public mausoleum in the area, and the jewish Community has expressed a deep interest in this burial alternative. For this reason, Spring Mill is expanding its mausoleum structure. In June of 1981 an additional 80 crypts will be constructed. At that time, there will be a substantial increase in the cost of above ground burial. ' To avoid this price increase, we respectfully urge you to consider above ground burial now before the actual need arises. You will be rendering your loved ones a great service and savings by making your choice now. Convenient terms are available For additional information contact: ' Michael D. Schuman, Executive Secretary 229 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1100 (414) 272-6346 I wv VJ Santa Monica at Hampton A concerned family staff to serve you since 1928 Burton E. Goodman Fred W. Goodman Seymour Bensman Blane Goodman Irving Kadwit

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