Argentina Cracks Down on Anti-semites; Eichmann Nabbed, Released
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Argentina Cracks Down on Anti-semites; Eichmann Nabbed, Released

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Neo-Nazi Horst Eichmann, son of the late Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, was among 400 right-wing and Communist extremists arrested here this weekend in a round-up by Argentine federal police. Many of the right-wing extremists are associated with such groups as the anti-Semitic Tacuara. The arrests came on the eve of a parliamentary inquiry into extremist and Communist influence in Argentina’s schools.

According to Interior Minister Juan Palermo, Eichmann, who appeared at a press conference here last year wearing a Nazi armband emblazoned with the swastika, was released for lack of “substantial evidence.” A police spokesman said that a search of extremist hide-outs had unearthed quantities of arms and ammunition. The violent deaths in the last few weeks of three youths had aroused speculation that an underground war was being fought among Argentina’s extremist groups. Mr. Palermo said that the anti-Semitic, right-wing branch of the Tacuara movement had been repressed, and reported that 45 of its members were detained by the police.

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