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Argentine Plot by Nazis Bared

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The New York Times reports from Buenos Aires on the police discovery of a widespread Nazi terrorist and anti-Semitic plot to bomb synagogues and wreak vengeance against all who have anti-Nazi tendencies in Argentine.

The discovery of the plot’s ramifications followed an attempt to burn down a crowded Buenos Aires theatre during the performance of an anti-Nazi play a few weeks ago. The police statement says the plot was highly organized and well financed. Funds were distributed, the police said, by an official of a foreign bank, who confessed to his participation.

Several members of the gang arrested confessed to the recent bombing of four synagogues and also to an attempt to burn a German anti-Nazi newspaper, the Argentinisches Tageblatt, last September.

The police had been baffled for several months by the bombings of synagogues and ward headquarters of several political parties, the frequency and efficiency of which indicated the bombings were ably directed in an organized plot. Two incendiary bombs were thrown into the orchestra circle of a large Buenos Aires theatre during a performance portraying the Nazi anti-Semitic campaign in Germany.

Several youths involved in this plot missed the signal and did not throw their bombs but got away in the panic. The police received a tip that the attempt to burn the theatre would be repeated a few days later, and detectives arrested a dozen youths entering the theatre with incendiary bombs and tin cans filled with inflammatory chemicals.

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