Argentine Ceremonies Fete Anniversary of First Jewish Colony

The 75th anniversary of the arrival in Argentina of the first Jewish pioneers in 1889, and the creation of the first Jewish agricultural colony in Mosesville, Sante Fe Province, was feted in ceremonies there.

Governor Aldo Tessio of the province, and Agriculture Minister Walter Kugler, lauded the valor and perseverance of the Jewish pioneers, and hailed the assistance given them by Baron Maurice de Hirsch. A statue of the baron was unveiled and kaddish was recited over the graves of the first 60 children among the pioneers who died in the first year because of illness and privation. Mosesville today is a wealthy and progressive settlement.

Most newspapers in Argentina today featured reports of the Mosesville celebration and stressed the contributions made by the Jewish people to the progress of this country.

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