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Jews Trying to Enter Argentina Detained by Police at Paraguayan Border

A group of Jewish families of Polish and Rumanian origin–comprising some 60 persons–was interrogated by Argentine police officials at the Argentine-Paraguay border today after they were caught attempting to enter Argentina illegally.

Another group of Jews, numbering 25 persons, was permitted by the police to remain in the homes of Jews resident in the border town of Clorinda although they, too, were apprehended trying to enter Argentina illegally. All of the would-be entrants told the police that they have relatives in Buenos Aires who would provide them with employment.

(The United Press reported today from Buenos Aires that 97 persons, mostly Jews and including 20 woman and several children, were arrested yesterday is the suburb of Perlermo. Police officials said the detainees were “caught by surprise while meeting in groups and acting suspiciously.”)