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Evidences of Revival of Anti-semitism in Peru Disturbing 3,0o0-member Jewish Community

Evidences of a revival of anti-Semitism in Peru since the establishment of the military dictatorship of Gen. Manuel Odria are causing much concern to this country’s Jewish community of 3,000 souls.

The most disquieting symptom is the publication in the newspaper Adelante (Forward) of openly anti-Jewish articles. Adelante is considered a quasi-official publication and is frequently described as a government mouthpiece.Following the eat hawing of the Aprista Party and its publications, the proprietors of Adelante were permitted to appropriate the property of the Aprista daily, La Tribuna.

Since the establishment of the new regime, three issues have appeared of a new magazine, El Temple, which is violently anti-Jewish in character. Jewish leaders here have also protested to the Lima broadcasting station against anti-Jewish references in its programs.

While the anti-Jewish campaign here has not reached large proportions, the fart that anti-Jewish propaganda is now published in the press and carried on the ###to is a disturbing factor. The government itself, it is known, has instructed ##consuls abroad not to issue immigration visas to Jews who are to be regarded as desirable.” It can be stated on high authority that of the 2,072 displaced percent transported to Peru by the International Refugee Organization, not one was Jew-his. These DP’s were selected for immigration by a Peruvian selection commission in Italy.

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