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Ku Klux Klan Extends Anti-semitic Campaign to Argentina,. Jews Charge

April 3, 1958
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The Ku Klux Klan has extended its anti-Semitic activities to Argentina, the DAIA, central representative body of Argentine Jewry, revealed here today in a memorandum asking government action to quash new anti-Semitic propaganda which is appearing in many parts of the country.

The memorandum reveals that KKK literature has been received from Texas and photostats of KKK envelopes bearing the Texas postmark are attached. KKK leaflets here announce: “We have arrived in South America.” Swedish anti-Semitic leaflets are also arriving via the mails.

Local anti-Semitic organizations continue active, the DAIA disclosed, including such sheets as the German-language Der Weg which the DAIA called anti-Argentinian as well as anti-Semitic.

Additionally, the swastika has again made its appearance on walls, together with criminal incitement such as the well known Argentine fascist slogan: “Help the Father land. Kill a Jew.” The last had been suppressed for many years in this country, the DAIA memorandum pointed out, asking the Ministry of Interior to take speedy and effective action to halt the revived anti-Jewish campaigns.

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