The Confederation of Jewish Communities of Brazil today asked the Government to deport Herbert Cukurs, a former Latvian Nazi SS officer who has been accused of directing the extermination of 32,000 Jews in the Riga ghetto during the Second World War.
An announcement issued today by the Confederation declared that the group would not be satisfied with the recent decision by former President Juscelino Kubitchek, rejecting Cukor’s application for Brazilian citizenship. The announcement said the Confederation was preparing a formal request to the Government to deport Cukors.
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