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Argentine Jews Protest Bolivia’s Investigation of Jewish Commercial Activities

A delegation of the DAIA, central representative body of Argentine Jewry, today called on the Bolivian Ambassador to Argentina to protest against a reported decision “by the La Paz Government to investigate the “commercial activities of the Semitic elements” who entered Bolivia after 1937.

Composed of Dr. Moises Goldman, honorary president, Dr. Benjamin Rinsky, secretary, and Dr. Alexjandro Dicovsky, chairman of the press commission, the DAIA delegation expressed its “grave concern” over the Bolivian Government’s action. The deputation asserted that the move signifies “anti-Jewish discrimination which is unworthy of a democratic regime” and said the proposed inquiry is based on “absurd racial” concepts. The Ambassador premised to transmit the delegation’s views to La Paz.