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Buenos Aires Police Chief Confers with Top Jewish Leaders

August 31, 1962
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Two top leaders of the DAIA, representative body of Argentine Jewry, met for 90 minutes today with Police Captain Horacio Green at the police official’s invitation.

Dr. Isaac Goldberg, DAIA president, and Dr. Alejandro Lutzky, DAIA secretary, discussed questions affecting the Jewish community. No other information on the content of the talks, which followed the first arrests in the outbursts of anti-Semitic incidents in Argentina, was released. Two youths were under arrest on charges of illegal possession of firearms and damage to property. They admitted they had fired Tuesday evening at a theater presenting a Jewish play. A third youth arrested in the incident was released.

(Captain Green told a press conference last June 28 that he opposed the action of the DAIA in calling a one-day protest strike of Jewish stores, factories, offices and schools on that day. The police official had been summoned by President Guido of Argentina for a report on the incidents. He told newsmen after the meeting that he had “exposed” to President Guido “the risk represented by the manner in which this Israelite organization presents things, together with the decision they took to take Justice in their own hands, adopting measures of force. “)

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