Menu JTA Search

Wedgwood Urges British Government Emulate Soviet Colonization of Jews

SIGN UP FOR THE JTA DAILY BRIEFING

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Jewish colonization work in Soviet Russia to solve the economic plight of Russian Jews was cited by Col. Josiah Wedgwood, labor M. P. writing in the London Herald, labor daily, on the question of unemployment in Great Britain.

Col. Wedgwood urged the British government adopt similar means in its efforts to solve the unemployment problem in England.

“Owing to the state enterprise and the development of the cooperative system, the Soviets have thrown millions of Jews into unemployment, mainly shopkeepers and traders. The government is therefore settling them on the land and is providing land, timber and cheap transportation. American Jews have provided over a million pounds and skilled direction and in two years over 100,000 Jewish unemployed have become producers,” Col. Wedgwood writes.

NEXT STORY