New Outbreak of Anti-semitic Activity in Brazil; Police Investigate

A new outbreak of Anti-Semitic activity was reported here today from different parts of Brazil. A large swastika with the word “death” was found painted on a wall of the synagogue in the swank Copacabana district of Rio de Janeiro. In Porto Alegre, the third largest city in the country, several Jewish homes and other buildings were smeared with swastikas and the slogan “Long Live Eichmann” as well as other anti-Jewish and anti-Israel inscriptions.

The editorial offices of various local newspapers today received copies of an anti-Semitic pamphlet distributed by “The Central Secretariat of Aryan Cavaliers in Brazil — K. K. K.” The pamphlets declared that Adolf Eichmann was not a war criminal and that “The Jews captured him only because he was familiar with the activities of Argentine Jewry.” The pamphlet concluded with the words: “Help save the human race by killing a Jew.”

Similar pamphlets were distributed several months ago in Buenos Aires, apparently published by the same group. Police authorities here are investigating the distribution of the hate literature in this country.

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