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Argentine Cabinet Discusses Measures to Check Anti-jewish Violence

July 30, 1962
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The anti-Jewish terrorist activities in Argentina were discussed at a meeting of members of the Cabinet here this weekend, it was learned here today. It was agreed by all present that the Argentine police must intensify its efforts to prevent violence against Jews. It was also decided to appeal to journalists to abstain from reporting the events in a sensational manner.

Two leaders of the Latin American executive of the World Jewish Congress, Dr. Moises Goldman and Mark Turkow, are now visiting Montevideo, Uruguay, to establish the exact facts on the anti-Jewish incidents there, and to hear reports from local Jewish leaders. There is no doubt that public opinion in Uruguay is strongly condemning the anti-Jewish violence.

Reports received here from Montevideo claim that the beating to death of a Jew, Samuel Zalzberg, in Montevideo, last week, was linked to robbery, and had no connection with anti-Semitism. The same reports assert that, of the eight men and girls who had been kidnaped and branded with swastikas in Montevideo, only one — Dr. Maximo Handel — is Jewish.

The reports add, however, that among the non-Jewish persons attacked are several who are employed by Jews either in stores or as domestic servants. Jews and non-Jews are also receiving a large number of threatening anti-Semitic letters carrying no signatures, the report says.

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