Florida Firm Ends Import of Spanish Language Anti-Semitic Books
Menu JTA Search

Florida Firm Ends Import of Spanish Language Anti-Semitic Books

Download PDF for this date

The Goyescas Corporation, Florida’s largest importer of Spanish-language publications, which has been doing a brisk trade here in anti-Semitic literature, announced that it has discontinued the import and sale of the anti-Semitic works.

Disclosure that the American book market has been flooded recently with anti-Semitic literature in Spanish, produced in Mexico, was made recently in New York at a meeting of leaders of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. Last week, the Jewish Floridian, local weekly, reported that these books are being sold here "almost faster than they can be imported," since Miami’s Spanish-reading public has increased vastly through the influx of Cuban refugees.

Henry Wolff, chairman of the ADL’s Florida regional board, and Arthur Teitelbaum, director of the ADL regional office here, hailed the book firm’s announcement today. Among the volumes distributed by Goyescas until now have been Spanish translations of the notorious canard, "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion," and other works picturing "international Jewry" as responsible for world wars and "conspiracies against the human race."

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund