Argentine Minister Receives Wjc Human Rights Award

Carlos Fayt, Minister of the Argentine Supreme Court, a long-time foe of anti-Semitism and champion of the rights of Soviet Jews, was presented with the annual Human Rights Award of the Latin American branch of the World Jewish Congress here.

The presentation was made by Gregorio Faigon, chairman of the WJC Latin American branch at ceremonies attended by Vice President Victor Martinez of Argentina. Martinez praised Fayt as one of the country’s outstanding figures in the field of human rights. He was nominated for the award by the DAIA, the central representative body of Argentine Jewry.

Also attending the ceremonies were prominent representatives of the government, interfaith leaders, members of the judiciary, academicians and journalists. Fayt, in his acceptance remarks, called anti-Semitism “the cancer of the human mind. “He said “I learned to love the Jewish people without any ulterior motive.” He called for strengthening efforts on behalf of Soviet Jewry.

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