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  • New Ambassador from Chile Presents His Credentials

    The new Ambassador of Chile, Santiago Benadava, formerly a chairman of a Zionist youth organization, presented his credentials yesterday to President Yitzhak Navon, in the wake of his government’s decision to move the embassy to Tel Aviv. “The fact is that I am Ambassador to Israel,” he said. “it is not up to me to… More ▸

  • Denies Mengele is in Chile

    Reports that Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele is hiding out in Chile were denied by Foreign Minister Hernan Cubillos. He told reporters that the government has no information that he is in the country. The question was raised after Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal said in Vienna last Friday that he had reliable information from three independent… More ▸

  • Mengele Now Reported in Chile

    An Auschwitz survivor told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that Dr. Josef Mengele, the notorious death camp doctor, is apparently still living in Paraguay while the government of that country takes no steps to extradite him or even acknowledges his presence But Simon Wiesenthal, the Nazi-hunter who has offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to… More ▸

  • Chile President’s Yom Kippur Message

    Gen. Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, President of Chile, sent “warm greetings” to the Jewish community on the occasion of Yom Kippur. The message, addressed to Gil Sinay, president of the Representative Committee of the Jewish Communities of Chile, said: “Today, on the Day of Forgiveness, the date of such deep meaning for the Jewish world, it… More ▸

  • Convicted Neo-nazi Flees to Chile

    Manfred Kurt Roeder, a fugitive German neo-Nazi, has surfaced in Chile, according to Rabbi Morton M. Rosenthal, director of the Latin American affairs department of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. Roeder, who fled Germany in April after being ordered to begin serving a six-month jail sentence for “defamation of the state and propaganda for… More ▸

  • Yom Kippur in Chile

    The Ministry of Education of the Chilean government and the Rector of the state university in Chile have arranged alternate dates for the examination of university admissions this year in Chile because the scheduled date falls on Yom Kippur. No examinations will be given on that day. Rabbi Seymour Siegel, of the Georgetown University faculty,… More ▸

  • Chile’s Leading Prelate on Week’s Pilgrimage to Israel

    Raul Cardinal Silva Henriquez of Santiago, Chile’s leading prelate, arrived yesterday for a week’s visit as a guest of the Foreign Ministry. The Cardinal told newsmen that his visit was a pilgrimage devoted to seeing the Christian holy places for the first time. He will visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem and the Galilee and will be received… More ▸

  • Jewish Brothers in Chile Found

    The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith today revealed that Julio and Eduardo Budnik Schwartzman, Chilean Jews who disappeared on July 22 and were believed to have been political prisoners, are “well and completely free.” According to Burton S. Levinson, chairman of ADL’s Latin American affairs committee, the two brothers returned to their homes in Santiago… More ▸