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  • Ten Thousand View Warsaw Ghetto Exhibit in Montevideo Municipal Hall

    An exhibit of photographs, documents and relics of the Nazi era organized in connection with the 25th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, has attracted more than 10,000 visitors to the Municipal Hall. The exhibit was opened by Gen. Carlos Bartolome Herrera, the Mayor of Montevideo. It was organized by the World Jewish Congress, the… More ▸

  • President of Uruguay Welcomes New Institute for Human Relations

    President Oscar Gestido of Uruguay praised today the goals of the newly-created Jewish Uruguayan Institute for Human Relations and the American Jewish Institute when he received a delegation of the two groups. The delegation presented President Gestido with a special issue of Comentario magazine dedicated to Uruguayan literature. The President emphasized the need in Uruguay… More ▸

  • President of Uruguay Accepts Invitation to Address Jewish Conference

    General Oscar Gestide, president of Uruguay, announced here that he has accepted an invitation to address the fifth annual conference of Latin American Jewish Communities to be convened in this city. The conference is being organized jointly by the World Jewish Congress and the World Zionist Organization, and will honor Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of… More ▸

  • 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 ▸