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  • 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 ▸

  • Anti-jewish Outbreaks Prevented in Peru; Plot of Germans and Japanese Thwarted

    Jews in Peru read today with great interest the official announcement of the Peruvian Government disclosing how anti-Jewish outbreaks, planned by Germans and Japanese agents, were frustrated by the discovery of the plot in time. The disorders against the Jews were to have served as a signal for a pro-Nazi revolution against the present democratic… More ▸

  • Peru, Venezuela Also Ready to Admit Jewish Refugees, Rosenberg Discloses

    Inspired by the progress of the Jewish refugee settlement in the Dominican Republic, the governments of Peru and of Venezuela have now approached Jewish leaders in New York with a view to discussing the possibility of opening the doors of these two countries to refugees along the same lines as that in the Dominican Republic…. More ▸