Julius Rosenwald, famous American Jewish philanthropist, was quoted as saying he would not enter the extended Jewish Agency in an interview with him published in the New York Yiddish daily, “The Day.”
The newspaper quotes Mr. Rosenwald as declaring that he does not intend to enter the Jewish Agency. Mr. Rosenwald expressed the view that he does not believe in subsidized immigration to Palestine. The finds spent on Palestine could be employed to help a much larger number of Jews in other countries. The expenditure involved in colonizing one Jewish family in Palestine, could provide an opportunity for settling five Jewish families on the land in Russia. In addition, the chances of success of the five families in Russia are much greater than the one in Palestine, Mr. Rosenwald is quoted as having said.
Discussing Jewish condition in Poland, Mr. Rosenwald declared that if the Polish Government would provide land for Jewish settlement work in that country, as the Russian Government has done, and if a survey would show that this work has good chances for success, he would be ready to do as much for the Jews of Poland as for the Jews of Russia.