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Argentine Minister Refuses Visas for 250 DP Jews While Denying Discrimination

May 9, 1947
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Foreign Minister Juan Bramuglia today denied reports that Argentina consulates abroad had been instructed to discriminate against Jews in the granting of immigration visas. The denial was made during an interview with HIAS representatives Dr. Henry Shoskes and Albert Harris, and DAIA president Dr. Moises Goldmann.

Bramuglia refused, however, to grant permission for some 250 skilled Jewish DP workers to enter Argentina. Asserting that the government was contemplating liberalization of the immigration laws, he said the Jews could enter later without special arrangements such as the HIAS representatives requested.

At a press conference following the interview, Dr. Shoskes charged that while the government has refused to admit Jews at this time it permitted the landing of a number of "Mennonites" who are actually Ukrainian fascists.

The League for Human Rights held a mass meeting here at which resolutions supporting Jewish aims in Palestine, demanding the dissolution of DP camps, and urging the free emigration of Jews to whatever countries they desire, were adopted.

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