Bolivian Representative in U.S. Urges His Government to Repudiate Anti-semitism
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Bolivian Representative in U.S. Urges His Government to Repudiate Anti-semitism

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Dr. Enrique de Lozada, representative of the new Bolivian Government in Washington, today told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that he has not as yet received any reply to a request which he cabled to his government in Pa Paz, asking that it officially disavow the anti-Jewish doctrines advocated by the National Revolutionary Movement, the government party. He emphasized that he would resign as the representative of the Bolivian Government if the government refuses to comply with his demand.

“I want my government to utterly and completely repudiate any racial doctrine,” Dr. Lozada said. “I consider that anti-Semitism is an entering wedge for Nazism, and I will resign at once if my demand is not met by my government.”

Dr. Lozada is especially interested in securing clarification of the attitude of the new Bolivian regime towards Jews, since La Calle, the official organ of the new government party, has been carrying on anti-Jewish propaganda. He is also dissatisfied with the fact that a proclamation of the party, issued more than a year ago and containing anti-Jewish demands, was recently published in a pamphlet form by the present government officials.

Pointing out that the anti-Jewish section of the proclamation must be repudiated by the new Bolivian regime, Dr. Lozada said that the document asked for an end to Jewish immigration into Bolivia.” We denounce as against the interests of the nation any possible relation between international political parties and the operations of Judaism within the liberal democratic system and secret organizations,” the proclamation stated.

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