Around 35,000 to 40,000 Jews immigrated to Argentina between 1933 and 1945, despite the country’s strong anti-Semitic sentiments and increasing discrimination against Jewish immigrants. “Jüdische Wochenschau” (“Jewish news of the week”) was a Zionist-oriented newspaper that served the German-speaking Argentinean Jewish refugee community. It provided local and world news; listings for synagogue services and community events; and birth, death, and marriage announcements. As an indication of its readership’s German-Jewish background, “Jüdische Wochenschau’s” 29th issue, published on the second anniversary of Kristallnacht, included two articles about the cruelties and destruction of the November 1938 pogrom. “Jüdische Wochenschau” was published by Hardi Swarsensky, a Berlin-born journalist and publisher who immigrated with his family to Argentina in 1938. In addition to “Jüdische Wochenschau,” Swarsensky founded the publishing house Estrellas, which issued works by German-Jewish and Argentine-Jewish authors. He was also heavily involved in Jewish communal life and was president of the Nueva Comunidad Israelita, a large German-Jewish organization. (Sources: Maas, Lieselotte. Handbuch der deutschen Exilpresse, 1933-1945; Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd ed; Biographisches Handbuch der deutschsprachigen Emigration nach 1933.)
Published by Hardi Swarsensky. Editors: Günter Friedländer und Hardi Swarsensky.
Dates of Publication:
Año 1, no. 1 (1940) - Ceased publication in 1968[?]
Jg. 1, Nr. 26 (1940); Jg. 6, Nr. 344 (1945); Jg. 16, Nr. 1319 (1955); Jg. 20, Nr. 1739-1743 (1959); Jg. 21, Nr. 1744, 1745, 1747-1754, 1756-1840 (1960); Jg. 22, Nr. 1841-1895, 1897-1913, 1915-1923, 1928-1935 (1961); Jg. 22, Nr. 1841-1895, 1897-1913, 1915-1923, 1928-1935 (1961); Jg. 23, Nr. 1936-1992 (1962); Jg. 24, Nr. 1993-2044 (1963); Jg. 25, Nr. 2045-2096 (1964); Jg. 26, Nr. 2097-2149 (1965); Jg. 27, Nr. 2150-2161, 2163-2200 (1966); Jg. 28, Nr. 2201-2240 (1967); Jg. 29, Nr. 2251-2268, 2270-2298 (1968)
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