Brazilian Jews Open Doors to Refugees; Officials Friendly
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Brazilian Jews Open Doors to Refugees; Officials Friendly

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Energetic preparations for settling a number of German Jewish exiles in Brazil are being made here by the All-Brazilian Committee for German refugees.

The Brazilian government has declared its readiness to welcome the German Jews into the country. However, the committee is being governed in its work by the realization that the reception of the exiled would be very much more favorable if each came to fill a definite job or at the request of specific Jewish families, manufacturers or business men who would be pledged to give them employment Scores of families have already signified their willingness to house the refugees and to give them work.

Brazilian public opinion has been greatly aroused by the reports of the session of the Labor Conference at Geneva at which the representative of German labor spoke disparagingly of the Latin-American countries. Relations between the Brazilian intellectual world and the German colony, which has been trying to get Brazilian public opinion on the side of the “national revolution” in Germany, have become strained as a result of the Geneva incident.

Local Jewry is very much pleased and has been put at ease by the fac# that reports spread by anti-Semites with intent to injure the reputation of Alexander Brailowsky, famous pianist, have been disproved.

The rumor in question was to the effect that Brailowsky, when ###ed to attend a concert of Brazilian music, refused to do so. Before the story could be checked, certain papers known to be under German influence inveighed against Brailowsky and against Jews in general for not appreciating the friendly attitude of their country.

But Brailowsky was able to prove that the rumor was unfounded, malicious and had been fabricated in order to hurt his concert tour. The attitude towards him has changed for the better, and at his first concert in the Santa Anna Theatre, Sao Paulo, he was forced to give 27 encores. Music lovers of Brazil are at a loss for superlatives descriptive of Brailowsky and of the people to whom he belongs.

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