World Jewish Congress Governing Council Told of Hate Propaganda in Latin America
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World Jewish Congress Governing Council Told of Hate Propaganda in Latin America

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A Latin American delegate to the meeting of the World Jewish Congress governing council reported here today that Jews were deeply concerned over widespread, systematic anti-Semitic propaganda in Latin America that seems to emanate from one central source.

According to Marc Turkow, there had been no physical attacks on Jews in recent months but Nazi-like propaganda continued to appear in legal as well as in illegal publications. Although it was spread over various countries, it was often identical-indicating that it was being circulated by an international organization, Mr. Turkow said. He said the centers of the propaganda seemed to be Buenos Aires, Mexico City and Barcelona, Spain. The propaganda was supported quite openly by the Arab League, he reported, Mr. Turkow’s report was confirmed by other Latin American delegates-Gil Lasky and Jose Kruze, of Mexico; Georg Salomon, of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Central America; and Dr. Victor Winterstein, of Brazil.

Hersch Cynowicz, president of the Central Jewish Board of India, noted that the Indian Jewish community will soon mark its 1,900th anniversary. The New Delhi Government has already announced that it will issue a stamp to celebrate the occasion. Mr. Cynowicz said that representatives of the Government, possibly even the Prime Minister, would attend anniversary ceremonies.

The governing council appealed to Soviet authorities to remove all obstacles to the full exercise by Soviet Jews of their religious and cultural rights and to permit those who so desire to emigrate in order to be united with their families abroad. The council expressed its concern over the rise of the extreme right-wing National Democratic Party in West Germany and the anti-Semitic propaganda of radical right-wing publications there.

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