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Jews to Found Private Schools in Argentina to Avoid Compulsory Teaching of Catholicism

April 24, 1947
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As a result of the new law making instruction in Catholicism compulsory in the Argentine public school system, private Jewish schools will soon be founded throughout the country. Jewish circles here predicted. Earlier in the week, the Senate passed the measure without discussion, giving it immediate legal effect.

The DAIA, central representative body of Argentine Jewry, revealed that it has asked Foreign Minister Juan Atilio Bramuglia to issue instructions to all Argentine consulates in Europe to grant transit visas to Jewish refugees desiring to emigrate to neighboring South American countries. Dr. Bramuglia has not promised to issue such instructions, but asked the DAIA for specific examples of Jews who would have to pass through the country to reach their ultimate destination.

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