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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸