Uruguay

  • Socialist Leader in Uruguay Gets Jewish Human Rights Award

    A human rights award was presented here today by the South American executive of the World Jewish Congress to Uruguayan Socialist leader Emilio Frugoni, at his home here. The presentation was made by Dr. Moises Goldman, chairman of the executive, and Jose Sasson, president of the Central Committee of Uruguayan Jewry. More ▸

  • German Jew Attacked by Nazis in Montevideo; His Condition Critical

    A German Jew, Herbert Bittner, 31, was in critical condition today after suffering a beating from unknown assailants, assumed to be Nazis. The police said they found a sign on the victim’s back declaring: “Let this be a lesson to all damned Jewish agents, so they will mind their own business. Heil Hitler.” More ▸

  • Israel President Leaves Chile; Proceeds to Uruguay for Week’s Rest

    Israel President Zalman Shazar left today from the resort of Vina del Mar for Montevideo to begin a week’s rest in the Uruguayan resort of Punta del Este. On hand to bid the Shazar party fare well after his triumphant two-week visit to Chile was Foreign Affairs Secretary Gabriel Valdes and other senior Chilean officials,… More ▸

  • Shazar Leaves Uruguay Today for Chile; Enjoyed Extraordinary Honors

    After a state visit to Uruguay that started last Wednesday, during which the most extraordinary Government honors were paid to him, Israel’s President Zalman Shazar is leaving tomorrow for Chile, the next stop on his six-week-long Latin American tour. He is due to arrive in Santiago de Chile tomorrow afternoon. In Chile, as he did… More ▸

  • Shazar’s Visit to Uruguay Results in Pact on Atomic Energy for Peace

    The first concrete result of the current visit to Uruguay by Israel’s President Zalman Shazar was achieved here today, when an agreement was signed at ceremonies in the Foreign Ministry for Israeli-Uruguayan cooperation in the development and use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes. The pact was signed on behalf of Uruguay by Foreign Minister… More ▸

  • Israel President Honored in Uruguay; Cabinet Holds Special Session

    “Lasting friendship” between Uruguay and Israel was pledged here today by Uruguayan President Alberto Heber at a special meeting of the Cabinet, held in honor of Israel’s President Zalman Shazar. The Israeli President arrived here yesterday on the first leg of a six-week Latin American tour that will include state visits to Argentina, Chile and… More ▸

  • Uruguay to Issue Special Postage Stamp on Shazar’s Visit

    A special stamp will be issued here in July, in honor of the visit of Israel’s President Zalman Shazar, it was announced here today by the Ministry of Posts. Mr. Shazar is to visit Uruguay as part of his tour of several Latin American countries. The stamp, the Ministry stated, will bear an engraved portrait… More ▸

  • Montevideo Jews Repudiate Claims on Absence of USSR Anti-semitism

    A sharp protest against pro-Soviet propaganda relating to the treatment of Jews in the USSR, being disseminated here by Aaron Vergelis, editor of the Moscow Yiddish monthly magazine, Sovietisch Heimland, was issued here today by the central committee of the Jewish Community of Uruguay. Mr. Vergelis, currently on a visit to Latin America, came here… More ▸

  • Anti-semites in Uruguay Threaten Jews for Killing of Nazi Criminal

    The killing of a Nazi war criminal, Herbert Cukurs, who was involved in the killing of Jews in Riga, Latvia, sparked a wave of anti-Semitic incidents in Montevideo today. Swastika daubings were smeared on walls and anonymous telephone callers warned police and rabbis that synagogues would be bombed. Police examined the threatened synagogues and said… More ▸

  • Synagogue Bombed in Montevideo; Believed Reprisal for Cukurs Death

    A synagogue in the central part of this capital of Uruguay was damaged last night by a bomb blast, and police authorities said they believe the desecration was a reprisal for the murder of a Latvian Nazi, Herbert Cukurs, whose body was found beaten and shot in a cottage in a fashionable part of Montevideo…. More ▸