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Nazis Active in Argentina, American Jewish Leader Warns

“The Nazi carriers of the racial typhus of Adolf Hitler have escaped to South America,” Rabbi Joachim Prinz of Newark warned today upon his return from an extensive mission to the Jewish communities of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay in behalf of the World Jewish Congress and the United Jewish Appeal.

The Newark rabbi who is a national vice-president of the American Jewish Congress and a member of the W.J.C. executive board, said that “the strength of this post-war beachhead of Nazism is a real threat to democracy as the well-organized international headquarters of a resurgent Hitler ideology.”

Rabbi Prinz brought an emphatic appeal to American Jewry to fulfill the vital leadership needs of South American Jews whose rabbinate–young and old–has no replacements in view. “To our seminary graduates this Rosh Hashanah eve I would say in paraphrase of Horace Greeley, “Go South young man.’ There lies a vitally challenging opportunity to our young rabbis and teachers who truly wish to dedicate themselves and their talents of learning and leadership to creative and purposeful Jewish survival.”