Peru

  • Evidences of Revival of Anti-semitism in Peru Disturbing 3,0o0-member Jewish Community

    Evidences of a revival of anti-Semitism in Peru since the establishment of the military dictatorship of Gen. Manuel Odria are causing much concern to this country’s Jewish community of 3,000 souls. The most disquieting symptom is the publication in the newspaper Adelante (Forward) of openly anti-Jewish articles. Adelante is considered a quasi-official publication and is… More ▸

  • W.j.c. Urges Peru to Allow Import of Passover Matzohs; Asks for Ban on New Magazine

    The World Jewish-Congress has sent an urgent Appeal to Peru to lift its ban on the importation of matzohs to meet the religious requirements of the Jewish community of that country, it was revealed here today. Pear’s import restrictions–imposed to conserve foreign currency–now “bar the custom my shipments of matzohs. Dr. Robert S. Marcus political… More ▸

  • Peru Agrees to Admission of 6,000 Immigrants from Europe; 75 Percent Must Be Catholics

    An agreement between the Peruvian Government and the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees for the admission of approximately 6,000 refugees and DP’s was announced here. At least 75 percent of the prospective immigrants must be Catholics. The selection of immigrants will be made on the basis of conditions set by Peru. Preferred categories include technicians, professional… More ▸

  • Peru Grants Jewish Community Permission to Open Its Own School

    The Peruvian Government has granted the Jewish community here permission to open a Jewish school, the first in Peru, it was learned today. The government’s decision was made known by Dr. Geroge Basadre, Minister of Public Instruction, when he received a Jewish delegation headed by Walter Neissor, president of the central Jewish organization. Dr. Basadre… More ▸

  • Anti-jewish Propaganda Revived in Peru; Jewish Community Protests to Government

    An anti-Semitic campaign is being revived here for the first time since the beginning of the war, headed by Peruvian Social Justice, a political group composed of followers of former president Manuel Prado, whose publication Peru Nuevo has been conducting virulent attacks against the Jews. Peru Nuevo, which is distributed gratis in Lima and other… More ▸

  • Census of Jews Taken in Peru; Peruvian Jewish Groups Convoke Congress

    A census of the Jewish population in Peru is now being taken for the first time. The Jewish community here hopes to have it completed before July 28th when the first Congress of Peruvian Jewry will open a two-day session to formally establish a central representative body which will be able to speak in the… More ▸

  • Jewish Homeland in Peru Suggested in House of Representatives; White Paper Scored

    Establishment of a Jewish homeland of one hundred square miles in Peru was advocated on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday by Rep. Compton I. White, Idaho Dem. White interrupted a speech by Rep. Joseph E. Talbot, Conn. Rep, against the Palestine White Paper, with the question: “Would the gentleman consider the possibility… More ▸