Argentine Government Bans Sale, Distribution of Two Hate Books
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Argentine Government Bans Sale, Distribution of Two Hate Books

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The government has banned the sale and distribution of two anti-Semitic books on the grounds that the proliferation of ideological-racial conflicts does not contribute to the task of national reorganization. Julio Cesar Urien, the author of one of the books, “The Way of Man,” has been detained.

Jean Boyer, the author of the other book, “The Worst Enemies of Our People,” does not live in Argentina. But his book has been branded as containing Nazi tendencies.

Meanwhile, a delegation from the DAIA, the representative body of Argentine Jewry, met with Gen. Albano Harguindeguy, the Minister of Interior, and asked for a strong statement from the government ending the vitriolic anti-Jewish statements which have been appearing in the press because of the government investigation into the scandal regarding the financial empire of David Graiver, an Argentine Jewish banker who was believed to have died in an air crash in Mexico last year.

The DAIA also asked for adequate legislation to punish the promotion of religious or racial discrimination in any form and by any media. The delegation comprised Dr. Juan Gurevich and Marcos Kornhendler, DAIA vice-presidents and Ricardo Gordon, DAIA secretary.

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