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  • Anti-semites Riot in Capital of Honduras at Showing of ‘exodus’ Film

    Anti-Semitic rioting broke out in this capital city tonight, when one of the leading movie theatres in the country staged its premiere showing of the American film, “Exodus.” Mobs gathered outside the theatre, anti-Semites painted the slogan “Death to the Jews!” in large, red letters on walls near the Central Square which faces the theatre,… More ▸

  • Saul Levin, Detroit Jewish Leader, Dead; Was Consul of Honduras

    Saul R. Levin, prominent Jewish attorney and former Honduran Consul in Detroit, died here yesterday at the age of 62. Mr. Levin, a leading authority on penology, was appointed last month by Governor G. Mennen Williams as a member of the Michigan Corrections Commission. He was active in Jewish educational affairs. More ▸

  • Honduras Ratifies Genocide Pact; is 35th Country to Do So

    The permanent representative of Honduras yesterday deposited his government’s instrument of ratification of the convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide at a ceremony at U.N. headquarters here. Honduras is the 35th country to ratify or accede to the convention. More ▸

  • British Honduras Refugee Project Awaits Arrival of 80 Families

    The projected refugee industrial settlement in British Honduras is awaiting the arrival of its first 80 families, Kalman I. Weisz, director of the project, advised the J.T.A. today . He said houses for the 80 families have just been completed. All refugee committees in the United States and abroad are cooperating in selection of the… More ▸

  • British Honduras Gives Terms for Refugee Settlement

    The administration of British Honduras has given generous terms for the establishment of the refugee industrial project to be founded by Kalman Weisz with the financing of the Refugee Economic Corporation, the REC announced today. The terms, contained in a letter of A. Wolffsohn, acting Colonial Secretary in Honduras, to Weisz on Apr. 8, include… More ▸

  • 1,000-acre Tract Chosen for Honduras Refugee Project

    A 1,000-acre tract in the Cayo district, in the west-central part of British Honduras, has been selected by Kalman I. Weisz for the refugee industrial project which the firm of Weisz-Budapest intends to establish, the Refugee Economic Corporation, which is granting a loan to finance the project, announced today. Weisz arrived in Belize, British Honduras,… More ▸

  • Refugee Project in Honduras Slated to Start in March; is First Industrial Effort

    Establishment of the internationally known Weisz-Budapest peasant handiwork industry in British Honduras–termed the first substantial refugee enterprise along industrial lines and expected to absorb 500 emigres in the first year–will get under way next month, the Refugee Economic Corporation announced today. Head of the firm is Martin Weisz, whose family is now living in Canada…. More ▸