Anti-semitism in Argentina Mounts; Jewish Homes Raided; Ghetto for Jews Urged

Raids on Jewish homes in Buenos Aires are now being conducted by the recently formed political police headed by the notorious anti-Semite Leopoldo Lugones who is responsible only to President Ramirez, it was reported here today by Jews fleeing from Argentina as a result of the intensified anti-Jewish activities of the Ramirez regime.

The raids are coupled with increased demands by the pro-Nazi press in Argentina that the government follow up the recent anti-Jewish orders by taking stronger action against the 360,000 Jews in the country. Clarinada, a vicious anti-Semitic publication modeled after the “Stuermer” in Germany, demands that the Jews of Argentina either be deported or isolated in ghettos.

The same publication, which enjoys the support of high government officials, also demands that the Yiddish newspapers in Argentina again be suppressed. It carries lists of Jews, including their addresses, urging drastic action against them. It also publishes long lists of non-Jewish democrats terming them enemies of the present Argentine regime who must be dealt with without delay.

The Jews arriving from Argentina report that the raids on Jewish houses in Buenos Aires are made without warrants, mostly at night. The Jews in Argentina are accused of siding with the United States and Britain and are charged in the pro-Nazi press with trying to destroy Argentina’s neutrality.

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