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Anti-semitic General Becomes Foreign Minister of Argentina

May 7, 1944
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Anti-Semitic elements in Argentina were strengthened this week by the appointment of Gen. Orlando Peluffo to the post of Foreign Minister.

Gen. Peluffo is pronouncedly anti-Semitic. As commander of the Third Division, stationed in the province of Entre Rios, he was largely responsible for the anti-Jewish measures there, where many Jewish colonies are situated. He is reported to be the most blatantly pro-Axis of the high-ranking officers of the Argentine Army and is said to be convinced even today of an eventual German victory.

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