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Two Bombs Explode in Front of Jewish Institutions in Argentina

The second bomb within three days exploded today in front of a Jewish institution, this time at San Miguel, a suburb of Buenos Aires, climaxing a weekend wave of anti-Semitic terror that has engulfed the Argentine Jewish community. The bomb at San Miguel exploded in front of the headquarters of the Sociedad Cultural Israelita, causing heavy damage. No one was injured in that blast.

At the very time the bomb went off at San Miguel, the pillars in front of the synagogue on Libertad Street in this city were discovered to have been smeared with red swastikas. On the stairs leading to the synagogue were found a copy of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” and a letter abusing the Jewish religion.

These acts of terrorism followed the explosion of a bomb, last Thursday evening, in front of the building housing the Buenos Aires Kehilla, which includes all Argentinean Jewish communities, as well as the offices of the Delegacion de Associaciones Israelitas Argentinas (DAIA), the representative body of Argentine Jewry.

The extremist Tacuara organization chose the November 20 date last year as Tacuara Day but it was not indicated whether the extremist anti-Semitic group was involved in the blast at the Kehilla building. No one was injured in the blast.

Dr. Isaac Goldenberg, who began his third term yesterday as DAIA president, said that whatever the source of violence, “the Jewish community will know how to reply with dignity in the field chosen by the attackers.”

(World Jewish Congress president, Dr. Nahum Goldmann, expressed indignation in New York today at the bombing of the central Jewish community building in Buenos Aires.)

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