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Brazilian Official Warns Against Revival of Fascism World-wide

May 2, 1984
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Tancredo Neves, Governor of Minas Gerais State, and a probable candidate far the Presidency of Brazil next year, delivered an impassioned warning against the revival of fascism in many guises all over the world.

Neves spoke at the annual observance of Yom Hashoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — at the Chaim Nachman Bialik Library here. Referring to Jewish resistance against the Nazis, he said the heroism of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising 41 years ago was much greater than that of the defenders of Stalingrad.

Neves is a leader of the opposition PMDB party and is expected to be the compromise Presidential candidate when Gen. Jaoa Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo steps down in March, 1985.

During the religious ceremonies at the Bialik Library, the Governor politely refused a yarmulka offered him and pulled one out of his pocket to cover his head. He said a friend had bought it for him in Jerusalem.

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