Costa Rica Jews Face Anti-semitic Attack

Jews in the Central American republic of Costa Rica, numbering about three hundred souls, have been made the targets of strong anti-Semitic propaganda inspired by the German colony there.

Most of the Jews in Costa Rica earn their livelihoods by peddling. They are nearly all from Poland and in the course of several years have succeeded in organizing three Jewish institutions, the Centro Israelita, the Union Israelita, and a Zionist organization.

Although none of the Jewish community has been in the public eye and they continued their existence in peaceful obscurity, a few months ago, the Jews in Costa Rica found themselves the objects of a virulent attack in some sections of the press.

A special committee, composed of representatives of the three Jewish institutions, has been formed to consider means of combatting this attack which, according to Senor Ginter, has now gone to the length of demanding that Jews be prohibited by law from engaging in certain occupations.

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