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Peruvian Jewish Community Protests Hitlerite Publication

February 23, 1984
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The Peruvian Jewish community has publicly denounced the promotional campaign being conducted for a serialization in the country of a flattering biography of Adolf Hitler, the World Jewish Congress reported.

In a forceful editorial, “La Union,” the news organ of the Asociacion Judia del Peru, protested the appearance and sale nationally of the Spanish-language work entitled “I, Hitler” and subtitled “The First Photographic Biography of the Leader of Nazism.” The Asociacion is the central representative body of Peruvian Jewry and the WJC affiliate here.

Dr. David Behar, president of the Asociacion, sent a letter of congratulations to the editor of the magazine “Caretas,” one of whose columnists “had minced no words, and in harsh and cutting terms, had alerted public opinion with regard to this grotesque publicity campaign.”

The editorial in La Union pointed out that the Hitlerite biography is a compilation of material whose contents are utterly anti-Semitic and anti-Democratic. The editorial, signed by Saba Shel Yoab, also noted the ominous fact that, except for Caretas, this dissemination of Nazi propaganda had not brought forth the slightest reaction from “the democratic and juridical sectors of the country.”

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