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Rabbi Wise Arrives in Mexico for Discussions with High Officials on Jewish Problems

Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, president of the American Jewish Congress, arrived here today for a ten-day series of conferences with Mexican Jewish leaders and high government officials an matters of Jewish interest. He will also make arrangements for the inter-American Jewish conference which is scheduled for Mexico City in the Spring. Dr. Wise will be received by President Manuel Avila Camacho.

To local Jewish leaders who greeted him upon his arrival, Dr. Wise expressed the hope that “with the cooperation of our Jewish friends of the Jewish community of Mexico, though its number be limited, we may enlarge the measure of help which is needed by the long suffering Jewish communities in European lands.” The question of post-war emigration of Jews to Latin-American countries will also be one of the subjects upon which he will confer during his stay here, Dr. Wise said.

Discussing the possibility of such emigration, the American Jewish Congress head said that “it may be that the Latin-American countries are destined to resume the role of the Latin countries, Spain and Portugal, in other centuries, which vice with each other in hospitality and comradeship with their Jewish inhabitants and in return received deep and enriching material and spiritual benefits from these Jewish members of their communities.”

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