NEW YORK (Oct. 14)
Argentina has perhaps the largest concentration of Nazis in the world, and the Nazis are there “to stay, ” Look magazine declared today in a special article to be published next week. The seven-page article, by Chester Morrison, declared that, among the factors that have helped the growth of Nazi-style youth organization in Argentina are widespread unemployment and inner political chaos, The Nazis in the country, he reported, have successfully infiltrated the nation’s armed forces as well as various governmental institutions.
Photographs show members of the anti-Semitic “Tacuara” youth group in illegal maneuvers outside of Buenos Aires. The youths, ranging in age from 16 to 24, are also shown in military-type formation giving the Nazi salute. A similar organization also comprising boys of 16 to 24, but from well-to-do families, known as “Guardia Restauradora Nacionalista, ” was said to have a Roman Catholic priest as its spiritual leader.
The priest, the Rev. Julio Meinvielle, was described as “sinister” and was said to have political as well as spiritual influence over the group. He is the author of an anti-Semitic book in Spanish entitled, “The Jew in the Mystery of History. ” A Guardia leader, Alberto Ezcurra Uriburu, agreed with Father Meinveille that Argentina’s Jews alone were responsible for the recent wave of anti-Semitic outbreaks. The Jews wanted to be able to blame them “on us, ” he said. Ezcurra Uriburu expects to be the next president of Argentina, Look reported.