BUENOS AIRES (Mar. 21)
La Prensa, one of South America’s greatest newspapers, in an editorial today, denounced the policy of the Communist states for their anti-Israel and anti-Jewish policy which was intensified last June at the time of the Arab-Israeli war, and condemned the current anti-Semitic campaign in Poland as a “totalitarian” manifestation. The newspaper castigated the Soviet Union, the East German Republic, Czechoslovakia and Poland for their policies towards Israel and the Jews. It noted the paradox of these regimes accusing the leaders of Israel of being followers of Hitler when, in fact, the real follower of Hitler, it said, was President Nasser of Egypt whom they supported.
Commenting on the current situation in Poland, La Prensa added: “Only a superficial observer could be surprised by all this since a deeper analysis reveals that totalitarian regimes use this type of campaign against certain sectors of their society.”
The Jewish Association of Survivors of Nazi Persecution delivered a memorandum to the Polish Embassy today for transmittal to Warsaw protesting the recourse by “the People’s Poland” to the maneuvers practiced in former days by “reactionary governments to conceal their difficulties by raising charges against the Jews. Many of our members, who fought in the Polish Army and other Allied armless to free Poland from the Nazi yoke had believed that once and for all time, the legal extermination of the Jews in the Auschwitz and Treblinka style had been finished. Now we feel betrayed in our hopes,” the memorandum declared.