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Economic Difficulties in Argentina Help to Stimulate Anti Semitism

Economic difficulties now being encountered by the general Argentine population, and in many cases unemployment, have created the new motives for anti-Semitism in this country, according to reports delivered here today at the annual convention of the DAIA, central body of organized Argentine Jewry.

The reports were delivered by delegates from Correntes, La Plata, Rosario, Buenos Aires and other centers of Jewish population among the 28 Argentine cities represented here. The convention opened yesterday and is scheduled to end tomorrow.

Dr. Isaac Goldenberg, president of DAIA, summarising the reports, declared that the recent problems that have beset Argentine Jewry “have demonstrated that the Jewish leadership has matured” and stated that “external shocks have fortified Argentine Jewry.”

The 150 delegates, reviewing anti-Semitism in this country and planning to implement Dr. Goldenberg’s plea for intensification of the fight against it, heard Leon Peretz, of Buenos . Aires, say that “anti-Semitic techniques here have been imported from Europe, but have not taken permanent root here. Jews are the first, but not the sole victims.”

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