World Jewish Congress Leaders in Latin America Meet in Buenos Aires

Plans were announced today at the plenary session of the South American executive of the World Jewish Congress to convene during the second half of 1967 the Fifth Latin American Conference of Jewish Communities here to stimulate religious and cultural activities among Latin American Jewries.

The decision was taken after a series of reports to the plenary by officials of the executive, including Dr. Moises Goldman, executive chairman, Tobias Kamenszain, president of the Buenos Aires Jewish community and of the Argentine Jewish Communities Federation, Chief Rabbi David Kahane, and Mark Turkow, executive general secretary.

The conference will be convened by the World Jewish Congress, the World Zionist Organization and the Argentine Jewish Communities Federation. Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress, will participate. Delegates at the plenary session here represented Jewish communities of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

The delegates approved a resolution reiterating earlier appeals of the executive to Soviet authorities to end disabilities affecting Soviet Jews in the religious and cultural fields and urging that Soviet Jews be allowed to emigrate to other countries to be reunited with members of families broken up by the Nazi holocaust.

In another resolution, the executive expressed concern over the resurgence of neo-Nazism in West Germany as indicated by the success of the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party in the Hesse Parliamentary elections this month and by the fact that the highest position in West Germany can be occupied by former officials of the Nazi regime. This was a reference to the action of the Christian Democratic Union in nominating Kurt Georg Kiesinger as its nominee for the post of Chancellor.

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