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|February 2, 1987|
|Re: Michael Bociurkiw|
Enclosed, in accordance with your request of this date, is a nearly complete run of The Ukrainian Weekly (Jersey City, N.J.) from Vol. LIII, No. 40 (October 6, 1985) through Vol. LV, No. 4 (January 25, 1987). These 61 issues come from my personal library, and I appreciate your assurance that they will be returned to me by courier at your earliest opportunity.
As I indicated on the phone, Michael Bociurkiw is a frequent contributor to the newspaper. Indeed, one of his articles appears on the front page of the oldest of the enclosed issues (October 6, 1985), under the byline "Mykhailo" Bociurkiw. Vol. LIII, issue no. 50 (December 15, 1985) reports that he has been named Assistant Editor of the newspaper. As you can see, I have made a practice of noting on the front page of each issue those pages which contain articles of interest (which, of course, would include all articles, editorials, opinion pieces, advertisements, etc. regarding Nazi crimes and their perpetrators). Where more than one article of interest appears on a particular page, I generally have noted this fact through the use of parentheticals. I am convinced, by the way, that many of the unbylined "Nazi stories" were penned by Mr. Bociurkiw. In any event, the anti-OSI, anti-Nazi prosecution bias in Bociurkiw's written output and in the newspaper generally will be readily apparent as you read through the enclosed issues.
As we discussed, I have also enclosed the following items for your and Jack Silverstone's use (I sure am glad that I have an electronic typewriter and a photocopy machine at home -- now, if I only had a telefax machine, I would never have to leave my apartment):
|(1)||The report I wrote for the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, "The Campaign Against the U.S. Justice Department's Prosecution of Suspected Nazi War Criminals" (June 1985);|
|(2)||January 9, 1985 letter from the Polish American Congress, Inc. (having a membership in excess of 3,000,000) supporting the work and methods of the Office of Special Investigations, including its following the evidentiary trail wherever it leads, even if that means venturing behind the Iron Curtain;|
|(3)||Report 98-759 of the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives, praising OSI's "excellent work" (May 15, 1984); and|
|(4)||January 16, 1985 letter from U.S. Senator Alfonse M. D'Amato (R. N.Y.) -- a very conservative Republican -- to OSI Director Neal M. Sher, in which the Senator concludes with the following endorsement of the OSI's work: "I look forward to working with you in the future and, as you know, I strongly support your work at the Office of Special Investigations."|
OSI has frequently been the recipient of accolades from newspaper editorial writers, elected officials, civic organizations, law groups, and the like. I am sure that Neal Sher can provide you with copies of some of these tributes.
Please call me when you have received this package. I hope that you will find these materials helpful. As always, I and all of us here at the WJC stand ready to help out in any way we can. With best wishes,
Eli M. Rosenbaum