Pinochet’s New Year’s Message

President Augusto Pinochet Ugarte sent “a fond and warm greeting in behalf of the government over which I preside and in my own name” to the Jewish community of Chile on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah.

In his message to Gil Sinay, president of the Representative Committee of the Jewish Community of Chile, Pinochet added his and the government’s “deep recognition” for the contributions made by Chile’s Jews “to the progress of the country and for the exemplary way it has integrated itself into the life of the country, contributing the best of itself,” The President also joined “in your prayers asking God for peace and happiness for the people of Israel” and pledged that the Jewish new year will “be full of success and welfare” for the country’s Jews.

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