AUCTION 19 | Tuesday, March 11th, 2003 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Works of Graphic Art

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Lot 24


(ARGENTINA). Palabras Del Excelentisimo Señor Presidente de la Nacion Argentina General Juan Peron Dirigidas a la Colectividad Israelita Argentina en el Acto Realizado el dia 6 de Noviembre de 1953. Su repercusión en el Estado de Israel [on General Peron’s declaration of sympathy for the rights of Jews and for the State of Israel] pp. 19. Lightly browned. 8vo

Buenos Aires: Castroman, Orbiz & Cia 1953

Est: $300 - $500
General Peron’s accession to power raised fears among Argentina’s Jewish population due to his close association with the Fascist organization Alianza Libertadora Nacionalista. The concern of Argentinian Jewry was partially dispelled by the introduction of an anti-racial discrimination clause into the Argentinian Constitution in 1949. On November 6th, 1953, Peron’s historic declaration of sympathy for the rights of Jews and for the State of Israel offered further security to Argentina’s Jews. However, despite these measures, anti-Semitic attacks and neo-Nazi activity continued. The country was closed to Jewish immigration from Europe while thousands of escaping Nazis and their sympathizers, most notoriously, Adolf Eichman, were welcomed