Argentina Re-Jewvination

Daniel Helft of Bloomberg News reports on the progress of Argentine Jews who, 60 to 70 years after a secret 1938 order banning Jewish immigrants from entering the country forced many Jews to conceal their religion (and to “pass” by such methods as reciting the Roman Catholic “Lord’s Prayer” or other such “evidence” of their Christianity), are correcting the immigration records that list many Jewish immigrants as members of other religions. Revising the immigration records is especially poignant in Argentina, writes Helft, as the country notoriously opened its doors to Nazi fugitives after World War II, while banning Holocaust survivors.

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