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Rabbi of Bolivia Decorated by Govt.; First Jew to Get Highest Award

April 3, 1962
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Chief Rabbi Guenter Friedlaender, spiritual leader of the Jewish Community of Bolivia, today was awarded the highest decoration in the country–Grand Official High Officer of the Order of Condor de los Andes.

The award was presented by Bolivian President Victor Paz Estonsoro and Foreign Minister Jose Fellmann Vallarde for Rabbi Friedlaender’s “contributions towards the cordial relations between Bolivia and Israel.” This is the first time a Jew has been granted this highest award in the country.

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