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Anti-jewish Outbreaks Prevented in Peru; Plot of Germans and Japanese Thwarted

Jews in Peru read today with great interest the official announcement of the Peruvian Government disclosing how anti-Jewish outbreaks, planned by Germans and Japanese agents, were frustrated by the discovery of the plot in time. The disorders against the Jews were to have served as a signal for a pro-Nazi revolution against the present democratic Peruvian Government.

“Confidential data received from abroad which were spontaneously made known to us,” the statement of the Peruvian Government said, “indicated that quite a concrete and detailed plan was prepared for disturbances that were to break out on the afternoon of Dec. 31, 1943. These disturbances were to follow the well-known Nazi system of simulating popular outbreaks and attacks on shops owned by Jews.” The German and Japanese conspirators, will be deported, the government announces.