Guatemala

  • City School in Guatemala Named ‘state of Israel’; Ceremonies Held

    An imposing new school building was named “State of Israel” school in ceremonies here today attended by government officials, Israel Ambassador Shmuel Kapel and other diplomatic representatives. Education Minister Rolando Chinchilla Aguilar expressed the hope that the school would be “a link for greater friendship and comprehension between our two peoples.” Messages of congratulations were… More ▸

  • Jewish Leader in Curacao Dead; Served As Consul for Sweden, Guatemala

    Jose Maduro, a prominent Jewish banker, died here at the age of 71. He served as consul here for the governments of Sweden and Guatemala, Mr. Maduro was the founder 12 years ago of the world-famous midget town known as Madurodam in The Hague in commemoration of his son, George, who was killed in 1940… More ▸

  • Anti-jewish Slogans Smeared in Guatemala; Jewish Parley Protected

    Swastikas and the phrases “Heil Hitler” and “Juden Raus” were found smeared today on walls of the hotel Posad Belem in Antigua, and on cars parked by the hotel. The first Central American Panama Jewish Youth Seminar is taking place in Antigua, an ancient colonial capital which was once a major tourist attraction. Carlos Garcia… More ▸

  • First Jewish Youth Seminary in Central America Opens in Guatemala

    The first Jewish Youth Seminary in Central America was opened here today in the presence of 100 representatives of Central American Jewish communities, and the opening of the institutions was hailed as a “historical” occasion. The Seminary is sponsored by the Jewish Agency and the Central American Jewish Community Federation. Erick Heineman, president of the… More ▸

  • Israel Wins Gold Medal in Guatemala for Its Pavilion at International Far

    Israel won a gold medal and a special citation today for its pavilion at the second international exposition in Guatemala. The medal was handed by President Ydigoras to Joshua Shai, the Israel Ambassador, Some 500,000 persons visited the Israel stand which was also visited by officials of major Guatemalan firms and directors of the Chamber… More ▸

  • Inciting Anti-jewish Slogans Appear on Buildings in Guatemala City

    Anti-Semitic slogans were found scrawled today on various streets, buildings and residential districts in which a leading Jewish businessman, Benjamin Tenenbaum, has major holdings. Some of the slogans were “Death to the Jews, ” “Oust Monopolist Jews, ” and “Campaign for a Free Guatemala. “Swastikas also were found among the inscriptions. A month ago there… More ▸

  • Wave of Anti-jewish Propaganda Spreads in Guatemala; Jews Worried

    After some months of relative absence of overt anti-Semitism, a new wave of anti-Jewish activities has spread in this country, resulting in grave concern among Guatemala’s 1, 500 Jews. Anti-Semitic leaflets are being distributed widely by mail, large quantities of anti-Semitic literature have made their appearance in book shops, and one of the leading newspaper… More ▸

  • Terrorist Bomb Explodes at Home of Jewish Journalist in Guatemala

    A terrorist bomb exploded last night at the home of a Jewish newspaperman, Isidoro Narco on the opening night of the showing here of the film, “Exodus.” Narco said there was no connection between the two events. He blamed the University Students Association which he has been denouncing for their declaration of being on strike… More ▸