Uncertainty Grows Among Jews in Argentina; Jewish Leaders on the Alert

A feeling of uncertainty concerning their situation continues to grow among the Jews in Argentina and keeps the Jewish organizations in Buenos Aires on the alert, it was reported here today by Jews arriving from Argentina.

The Jews throughout the country, the arrivals said, are living in constant fear as a result of the fact that the three leading officials who control the country are as violently anti-Jewish as they are anti-United States. These three are Col. Emilio Ramirez, the chief of Police in Buenos Aires, Col. Enrique Gonzales, secretary to President Pedro Pablo Ramirez, and Col. Juan D. Peron who is the leading man in President Ramirez’s brain trust. In addition to these three, there is the Minister of Justice, Martinez Zubiria, who is called “the Streicher of Argentina.”

While the Jews in Buenos Aires are affected by the general anti-democratic measures, the Jews in the interior – especially in the province of Entre Rios where the Jewish colonies are situated – are hit by direct anti-Jewish measures. Their position is becoming steadily worse because of the fact that all Jewish institutions there have been outlawed, the arriving Jews report.

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