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  • Jews in Guatemala Receive Swastika-marked Threats on Eichmann

    Swastika-marked threats that Jews would be murdered if Adolf Eichmann were to be executed were received by Jews here today. The threats came by mail, addressed to two prominent storekeepers and to the head of one of the prominent Guatemalan Jewish families here. All were in envelopes marked by a swastika. All three threats declared:… More ▸

  • Guatemala University Invites Israeli to Reorganize Its Medical Faculty

    Dr. M. Prywes, associate dean of the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, has been invited by San, Carlos University in Guatemala to aid the reorganization and rebuilding of its medical faculty, the University announced today. During his absence from the University, Dr. Prywes will attend the Second World Conference on Medical Education in Chicago and the… More ▸

  • Golda Meir Leaves Peru for Visit to Guatemala; Signs Commercial Pact

    Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel Foreign Minister, was en route to Guatemala today after a four-day official visit to Peru during which she signed an Israel-Peru commercial agreement. The signing took place in the ancient Torretagle Palace, now the Peruvian Foreign Ministry building. Foreign Minister Paul Porras, signing for Peru, called the Jews “a heroic and… More ▸

  • Poland and Guatemala Announced at U.N. They Feel to Recognize Jewish State

    Poland and Guatemala today served notice on the United Nations that they will feel free after next Saturday to recognize the Jewish state, if it is proclaimed. The announcements were made in the course of a debate in the Political Committee’s sub-committee, which this afternoon swung back to a discussion of partition. During the discussion… More ▸

  • Guatemala Restricts Jewish Immigration

    Restrictions on Jewish immigration by the Guatemalan Government have been confirmed by Minister Adrian Recinos in a letter to Dr. Stephen S. Wise, president of the American Jewish Congress, it was announced today. The Congress has lodged a protest with the Minister against the action of his Government, which is a member of the Intergovernmental… More ▸

  • Guatemala Permits German School to Reopen After Purge of Nazism

    The Guatemalan Government has given the German school in the city of Guatemala permission to reopen with the stipulation that Nazi control be removed, it was reported by Der Weg, Yiddish newspaper. It had been closed by the Government after the Nazis in control decided at a conference to appeal to Berlin for instructions on… More ▸

  • Dr. Coralnik on Way to Guatemala to Study Settlement of Refugees

    Dr. Abraham Coralnik, associate editor of The Day, is en route to Guatemala and other countries as the special representative of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society. Dr. Coralnik will investigate conditions in Guatemala and contiguous countries to ascertain the possibility of settling German Jewish refugees, and to organize local committees for the reception… More ▸