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Anti-semitic Terror Resumed in Argentina; Jewish Stores Attacked

August 6, 1962
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After a lull of several days, anti-Semitic terrorism was resumed today, this time concentrated on San Miguel, a small town near Buenos Aires. A bomb, Molotov cocktails and gun fire were used in three separate attacks on Jewish business enterprises.

Molotov cocktails were thrown into a store owned by Luis Pedro Efron causing considerable damage by a fire that resulted from the explosive. A bomb was thrown into a store owned by Benjamin Feriman but failed to go off. In a third action, five bullets were fired into the shop owned by a Jew, Moises Ginspara. No one was injured in any of the attacks.

Felipe Miranda, police commissioner of San Miguel, declared it was his belief that all three attacks were carried out by persons “not expert in such activities.” He ordered a search of the town for the perpetrators. Several youngsters were taken into custody when they were found visiting nearby cafes where they had never been seen before.

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