The results of research conducted by members of the Brazilian archive of the Holocaust in cooperation with the Institute for the study of anti-Semitism (Arqshoah), indicate that in 1937-1950 years, the government denied entry 16.000 European Jews.
Last week Brazilian television showed a documentary, which was presented to the archival documents, writes on 29 June, the Jewish news Agency JTA.
The materials of this ninety-minute film called «the Historical path of the survivors» is based on the monthly reports that were sent by Brazilian diplomats serving in Germany and Nazi-occupied countries.
On 22 June the attention of the viewers Brazil and Germany was presented to the 26 the secret memoranda prohibiting employees of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Brazil to issue visas to Jews in the period from 1937 to 1950.
According to historian Maria Luiza Tucci Carneiro, expert on the Holocaust, in reality the number of failures was much higher – the Brazilian government continued to deny visas to surviving Jews who had infiltrated the country under the guise of a Catholic.
Not even affected by the intervention of albert Einstein, who was asked to help his countrymen in the course of the meeting with one of the leading Brazilian politicians of those times Osvaldo Aranhas, who headed the UN General Assembly in 1947.