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Bomb Explodes in Buenos Aires Near Theater Where Jewish Anti-soviet Meeting is Held

A bomb exploded here last night in a tearoom next door to a theater where a mass meeting was being held condemning Soviet anti-Semitism. There were no casualties, but the tearoom suffered heavy damage.

The mass meeting was called to commemorate the Jewish writers and intellectuals murdered by the Soviet Union, in 1952, under the Stalin regime. Heavy police guards had surrounded the theater and, it was believed, those who planted the bomb put the explosive as near the auditorium as possible because of the presence of police.

The speakers at the meeting included Tobias Kamenszain, president of the Buenos Aires Jewish community, and a number of prominent writers, among them the Yiddish author, Simcha Sneh; and two prominent Argentine writers, Jorge Luis Borges and Fryda Schultz Mantovari. They denounced the “spiritual and cultural asphyxiation” suffered by Jews in the Soviet Union.