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State Department Announces Arrival of Argentine Jewish Journalist As U.S. Guest

The State Department today announced the arrival of Dr. Alberto Gerchunoff, distinguished Argentine writer and journalist, for a three months’ visit in the United States as a guest of the Government. Dr. Gerchunoff is the son of a Jewish colonist who settled in Argentina many years ago.

“Sr. Gerchunoff is a member of the editorial staff of La Nacion of Buenos Aires, one of the largest newspapers in the world, renowned for its pro-democratic policy,” the announcement stated. “He was also founder of El Mundo, of Buenos Aires, and has occupied various editorial positions on other newspapers and reviews. In 1938, Sr. Gerchunoff initiated a course of twenty lectures on Argentine literature at the University of Chile, at the request of that institution.

“Sr. Gerchunoff is the author of many published novels, as well as several hundred articles, studies and lectures. Sr. Gerchunoff is interested in viewing aspects of life in the United States in wartime, and will visit newspapers and schools of journalism throughout the country,” the statement concluded.