Antisemitism in Argentina

Scope and Content

Antisemitism in Argentina: various papers, 1935-1938, is divided into five sections. The first section comprises papers of Delegacìon de Asociaciones Israelitas Argentinas, including a manuscript report about the role of Alexander Lux in the service of the German Propaganda ministry, 1935 and a list with biographical notes of the members of the Committee against Racism and Antisemitism, 1935 (687/1).

The second section comprises copy correspondence of Hilfsverein Deutschsprechender Juden relating to German Jewish immigrants in Argentina and Brazil 1936-1937 (687/2).

The third, Comite contra el Racismo y el Antisemitismo de la Argentina printed declarations, 1937 and notes on the first Congress against Antisemitism and Racism which took place in Buenos Aries in August 1938 (687/3).

The fourth, an Organizacion popular contra el Antisemitismo letter to the President of Argentina [1935-1938] (687/4); and the fifth section, papers regarding German Jewish immigration to Argentina and unidentified satirical pamphlet exhorting people to visit Germany [1938] (687/5).

Administrative / Biographical History

Delegacìon de Asociaciones Israelitas Argentinas, originally called the Comite contra el Racismo y el Antisemitismo de la Argentina, was an umbrella organisation was founded in July 1935 for all important Jewish bodies in Argentina apart from the communists.

Hilfsverein Deutschsprechender Juden was founded by seven members of the German Jewish immigrant community of Buenos Aires who had been ostracized by Buenos Aires' non-Jewish 'German Colony'. The organisation assisted German Jewish immigrants who could no longer rely on the support of the German non-Jewish institutions many of which had succumbed to Nazi antisemitic propaganda.

Comite contra el Racismo y el Antisemitismo de la Argentina was founded by Argentine Jews in December 1934, comprising delegates from the major Jewish organisations and supported by the Jewish Colonization Association.


Chronological by organisation.

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Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

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Haim, Avni, translated by Gila Brand, Argentina and the Jews: a History of German Jewish Immigration , by Haim Avni, , University of Alabama Press, 1991.