Czech Government Favors Bigger Jewish Settlement in Carpathorussia

The Czecho-Slovak Government would welcome the extension of Jewish colonization activities in Carpatho Russia, where 25,000 Jews are already settled as peasants or farmers.

This statement was made by Minister of Agriculture Hodza to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in discussing the proposal of a group of Jewish farmers for the establishment of a number of Jewish colonies in Carpatho Russia.

It is understood that a definite scheme for the settlement has been submitted to the Czecho-Slovak Government and that a bank has undertaken to finance the project.M. Hodza declared his Department would support a society such as the ORT aiming to develop a Jewish agricultural settlement in the Republic.

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