Uruguay

  • Nazi Involved in Killing Jews in Riga Found Dead in Uruguay

    Police officials last night found the body of a dead man believed to be Herbert Cukurs, a suspected Nazi war criminals involved in the killing of 30,000 Jews from the Riga ghetto during World War II. The police started their investigation here after receiving from the Associated Press Bureau in Bunn, Germany, copy of a… More ▸

  • Abraham Schwartz, Editor of Jewish Daily Newspaper, Dies in Montevideo

    Abraham Schwartz, a prominent Jewish leader and the founder and editor of the Jewish Daily Folksblatt, died here yesterday at the age of 61. Born in Hungary, Mr. Schwartz settled in Montevideo before the outbreak of the Second World War and founded the Folksblatt. He was a member of the South American executive of the… More ▸

  • Daniel F. Crespo, Friend of Israel, Elected President of Uruguay

    A warm friend of Israel was elected President of Uruguay, another was elected to the Federal Senate, and a young Jewish medical student was chosen to membership of this city’s Municipal Council, in yesterday’s national and local elections, tabulated here today. Daniel Fernandez Crespo, who will be 1963 President of the Uruguayan Republic under this… More ▸

  • U.S. Envoys in Argentina and Uruguay Watch Anti-jewish Incidents

    The United States embassies in Argentina and Uruguay are continuing to watch anti-Jewish acts in those countries, the State Department assured today, It seems that the Argentine authorities are “fully aware of the need to take firm measures in the present circumstances,” the State Department added. The assurance was given by Assistant Secretary of State… More ▸

  • President of Uruguay Assures Suppression of Anti-jewish Violence

    Uruguay’s President, Foreign Minister and Government Secretary-General today publicly denounced the recent spate of anti-Semitic outbreaks here, and pledged the help of the army and all other government security services to help suppress any such manifestations. Flanked by Foreign Minister Homero Martinez Montero and Secretary-General Manuel Sanchez Morales, President Faustino Harrison told a news conference… More ▸

  • Protest Rally Against Anti-jewish Terrorism Held in Montevideo

    Anti-Semitic violence in Montevideo, which has been mounting during the last few days, was strongly condemned here today at a special conference held under the joint auspices of the University Students Federation, the Federation of Labor, the Uruguayan Medical Association and the Press Association of Uruguay. The rally, called as a protest demonstration against anti-Jewish… More ▸

  • Montevideo Shaken by Anti-semitic Terrorism; Streets Patrolled

    Minister of Interior Nicolas Storace Arrosa summoned the chief of police of Montevideo today and demanded from him a report on what was being done to check the outbursts of anti-Semitic incidents in this capital city which culminated in the beating to death of an elderly Jew yesterday. The Minister will be questioned in Parliament… More ▸

  • Uruguay Takes Steps to Track Down Anti-jewish Terrorists

    The Uruguayan Embassy in Washington has informed the World Jewish Congress here that steps have been taken by the Uruguayan authorities to track down and punish the perpetrators of recent swastika carving attacks in Montevideo. The attacks, in which swastikas were carved on the bodies of a girl and a doctor, were brought to the… More ▸

  • Jewish Physician Attacked in Montevideo; Swastika Carved on His Body

    A 34-year-old Jewish physician, Dr. Maximon Handel, was attacked here last night by four anti-Semitic youths who bundled him into an automobile and carved a swastika on one of his legs. This was the third of such anti-Semitic attacks here in a few days. No arrests have been made in any of the assaults. Dr…. More ▸

  • Jewish Youths from 14 Latin American Lands to Convene in Montevideo

    Efforts to bring about closer ties between the Jewish youth in Latin American countries and Israel will be made next week at the first Latin American Jewish Youth Organizations conference, to be held at Montevideo, it was announced here today by Eliahu Dobkin, head of the Jewish Agency’s youth department at Jerusalem. According to Mr…. More ▸