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  • First Two Jewish Survivors of Oswiecim to Reach South America Arrive in Paraguay

    The first two survivors of Oswiecim to reach South America arrived here yesterday, and were welcomed by representatives of the Jewish community and government officials. They are Esther and Sonia Brom, who were liberated from the Nazi death camp by the Red Army. They were enabled to come to Paraguay through the cooperation of President… More ▸

  • Paraguay Permits Free Entry of Jews from Europe; Venezuela, Ecuador Admit Refugees

    The Government of Paraguay, responding to an appeal of the Hias-Ica Emigration Association, agreed to permit the free entry of Jewish refugees from Europe without limiting the number involved, it was announced today by Max Gottschalk, president of the Association. The announcement said that president Medina Angarita of Venezuela has similarly authorized the Venezuelan Government… More ▸

  • Ecuador to Admit 200 Jewish Children from Europe; Paraguay Will Admit 100 Children

    The President of the Ecuadorian Republic has issued an order authorizing the immigration of 200 Jewish children from Europe, it was reported here today by the Hias-Ica Emigration Association on the basis of cabled advices received from Ecuador. The Government of Paraguay has similarly agreed to admit 100 Jewish children, the cable stated. Argentine consulates… More ▸

  • Argentina Prevents Jewish Refugees from Reaching Paraguay: Returns Them to Europe

    Eighty-six German-Jewish refugees who this week had been granted permission to enter Paraguay, were refused transit visas today by the Argentine authorities and ordered shipped back to Spain aboard the Spanish steamer Cabo Hornos. They are in danger of falling into the hands of the Gestapo. Responsible for this order is Ramon Castillo, Acting President… More ▸

  • Paraguay Admits 100 Jewish Refugees Deported from Argentina

    Active intervention on the part of the American can Joint Distribution Committee resulted today in an announcement that the Government of Paraguay is willing to admit some 100 German-Jewish refugees who were threatened with deportation from Argentina by Nov. 12, after having wandered for about ten months after leaving France, without being admitted anywhere. One… More ▸

  • Paraguay Agrees to Settlement of Rabbinical Students from Eastern Europe

    An agreement has been concluded between the government of Paraguay and the Emergency Committee for War Torn, European Rabbinical Seminaries, for the establishment of a refugee colony in Paraguay, it was revealed at the third annual convention of the Agudas Israel by Rabbi Eliezer Silver of Cincinnati, president of the organization. The agreement provides for… More ▸

  • Chile Admits 78 Barred by Paraguay

    The HIAS-ICA Emigration Association announced today receipt of a cable from Chile reporting that 78 German Jewish passengers on the liner Monte Olivia, who had been barred from Uruguay and Paraguay despite their possession of Paraguayan visas, have finally been permitted to proceed to Chile. Permission was the result of efforts on behalf of the… More ▸

  • 78 Refugees Barred from Paraguay

    Seventy-eight German Jewish refugees who arrived here en route to Paraguay were refused permission to land today from the German liner Monte Olivia when the Paraguayan Government forbade their entry. They will be obliged to return to Germany. More ▸

  • Paraguay, Ecuador Offer Land for Refugee Settlement

    It was reliably learned today that representatives of the Paraguayan and Ecuadoran governments have approached Sir Herbert Emerson, League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and director of the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee, with offers to admit ten thousand refugee families to Ecuador and 5,000 to Paraguay. Both governments have declared they would welcome commissions of… More ▸