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COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA SINCE 1901 VOL. 95 NO. 56 -—--- --
_ __November 7,1995_
Dignitaries, family bid farewell to Rabin
JERUSALEM (AP) — A shaken
world said its goodbyes to Yitzhak
Rabin in a sun-washed pine grove
Monday, laying him to rest with the
praise of presidents and the tears of a
The host of world leaders attend
ing his funeral at Mount Herzl cem
etery was testimony to the authority of
the slain prime minister, a warrior
who looked beyond his years on the
battlefield to make peace with some of
Israel’s most intractable enemies.
The dozens of dignitaries from the
Arab world who put aside their most
fundamental differences with Israel to
attend his funeral proved how radi
cally Rabin helped change the face of
the Middle East.
King Hussein came from Jordan to
urge other Arab countries to take the
road to peace. President Hosni
Mubarak of Egypt also made his first
visit to Jerusalem under Israeli rule, as
did ministers from Morocco, Oman
and Qatar, countries without ties to
In a stunned Israel, Jews were still
trying to digest the ugly fact that one
of their own —a right-wing extremist
opposed to Rabin ’ s peacemaking wi th
the Palestinians — had shot him to
death at a peace rally.
In a day of tears and raw emotion,
Rabin’s successor, Shimon Peres, saw
a gleam of hope in the gathering of
“This is the crowning glory of your
efforts, all of us here together,” Peres
said. “The man who murdered you
will not be able to murder the idea that
“Farewell to you my elder brother,
the bringer of peace.”
Rabin’s freckle-faced granddaugh
ter, 17-year-old Noa Ben-Artzi,
touched the hearts of those who heard
her moving remembrance of a gentle
man, a “private hero” not visible to the
“Ones greater than I have eulo
gized you, but none knew the softness
of your caress as I, or that half-smile
of yours that always said everything,
the smile that is no longer there,” said
the weeping, auburn-haired young
woman. “You were, and still are, our
own private hero.”
Leaving the podium in tears, she
was comforted by her brother,
Yonatan, dressed in an paratrooper’s
uniform and red beret.
In a region fumbling for direction,
the Arabs’ presence at the funeral was
a powerful gesture of acceptance to
wards Israel. They put aside their dif
ferences over the disputed city of
Jerusalem—the most sensitive issue
on the Arab-Israeli agenda — to pay
respects to a fallen peacemaker.
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Frank Stern, professor at the Institute for German History at the University of Tel Aviv,
speaks at the inaugural edition of the Henry Wald Lecture series Monday. Stem spoke
about the depiction of Jews in German film since 1945.
By Rebecca Pitmans
When Diandra Leslie-Pelecky tells
people she Is a physicist, she says she
gets one of two reactions. Either the
conversation ends right there or they
say, “Youdon’t look like a physicist.”
The public doesn’t know that most
scientists don’t walk around with shirt
pocket protectors, she said.
“We could stand a bit of PR,” she
Increasing public relations for in
dividual departments and the Univer
sity of Nebraska-Lincoln as a whole is
the purpose of a new Speakers Bureau
made up of 10 UNL faculty and staff,
Members of the Speakers Bureau,
which formed this fall, will lecture
across Nebraska to tell people what
UNL is about and what it has to offer,
said Shannon Morelli, public relations
The speakers were nominated to
the Chancellor’s Cabinet, which chose
the 10, Morelli said.
“I was probably nominated because
I can get up and talk about science
without boring everyone,” Leslie- . .
The bureau is diverse, Morelli said,
representing many UNL departments.
“There needs to be a lot of different
voices,” said Hubert Brown, assistant
professor of broadcasting.
He will speak on some controver
sial communications topics such as
cameras in the courtroom and news
room diversity, he said.
So far, many of the calls for speak
ing engagements are from clubs and
civic organizations, Morelli said.
Eventually, it is hoped the bureau will
speak to other audiences, as well, like
middle and high schools, she said.
The speakers receive a $300 sti
pend that can be used for professional
development or donated to a campus
group, she said.
The 10 speakers are:
• Teresita Aguilar, associate pro
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Films reshape images of Jews
By Doug Peters
In the shattered ruins of 1945
Germany, churches, museums and
munitions factories had been re
duced to innocuous piles of brick
But somehow, many movie the
aters remained standing.
And soon after the war, the
theaters played new German films,
said Frank Stem, professor at the
Institute for German History at
the University of Tel Aviv in Is
The allied occupational forces
stipulated that those new films be
“anti-anti-Semitic,” and the movie
screens displayed images of Jews
that were very different from those
of Third Reich films.
Stem said those films were very
“They represent the first efforts
in Germany to confront the Third
Reich” and the Holocaust, he said.
In a lecture Monday entitled
“Beautiful, Wise and Extinct: Im
ages of Jewish Women in German
Film since the Holocaust,” Stern,
also a guest professor at Colum
bia University, discussed those
images and why they were intro
duced. Stern’s presentation was
the first of the Henry Wald Lec
ture series, co-sponsored by the
Judaic Studies Department and
the Mary Riepma Ross Film The
In stark contrast to the films of
prominent Nazi directors, German
films of the late 1940s depicted
Jews, mostly women, as honor
able, intelligent and attractive.
These films were influenced by
German films of the 1920s and
the literary images of Jewish
women that dated back to the 17th
century. Many filmmakers, how
ever, attempted to create a new
image of Jews, rather than fall
back on old stereotypes, good or
“It seems that the images repre
sented Jews on the screen as more
than just arbitrarynon-anti-Semitic
images,” Stem told a crowd of about
130 that gathered in the Bessey
Hall auditorium. “They are counter
Many of the new German di
rectors, he said, tried to depict
Jewish images as diverse, “mak
ing it impossible to fall back on
the stereotypes of Nazi propa
But some directors, Stem said,
included Jewish characters simply
to gain the approval of allied cen
And even in the most positive
images of Jewish women, there was
tragedy. In the five films Stem dis
cussed during his lecture, the Jew
ish heroine committed suicide in
four of them.
And with their on-screen
deaths, and the gradual introduc
tion of female German heroines
representing the new Germany,
Stern said, came catharsis for
“Remembering the past on the
screen, now can be a comfortable
way... of forgetting.”
opens RHA position
By Beth Narans
The Residence Hall Association
will be under new leadership for the
President Phi li p Cil liers announced
this weekend he would resign follow
ing his December graduation.
“When I ran to be president I knew
I was going to graduate, but I thought
I would be staying until May,” Cilliers
said, “Because of personal reasons,
Now that plans have changed,
Ci lliers’ term, which would have ended
in April, will now end Dec. 3. Accord
ing to the RHA constitution, Vice
President Eric Vander Woude will
take over, adviser Denise Borton said.
Vander Woude could not be
reached for comment.
“Eric and I worked together the
whole year and shared everything 50
50,” Cilliers said, “so it’s not going to
be a big problem.”
•Applications for the office of vice
president are being taken until Nov.
15, Borton said. Vander Woude will
interview all applicants. After he
chooses a candidate, the RHA senate
must approve his choice.
Some RHA members said they were
surprised by the resignation.
“It’s going to be hard,” said Paul
Logemann, president of Abel Hall. “I
was very unprepared. I really liked
him as president and I thought he
would be around for a while.”
Logemann was unable to attend
Sunday night’s meeting but was told
about the resignation after the meet
ing was over.
Jeremy Schmitt, president of
Selleck Hall, did attend the meeting
and said he didn’t know anything about
the resignation until the announce
ment was made.
“I really haven’t gotten a chance to
talk to him about it yet,” Schmitt said.
“He just announced it and said he
didn’t want to get into it there, but he
would talk to us about it later if we
wanted to get a hold of him. It was a
surprise to me.”
Schmitt said losing Cilliers would
be bad, but he was confident that
Vander Woude would do a good job.
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