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Hopeful Atmosphere Seen in Ukraine Colonies

The mood among the Jewish colonists in the Ukraine and Crimea, notwithstanding the alarming rumors published by the European press to the contrary, is one of confidence and optimism, was the report brought by Frank Horowitz, Jewish painter of New York who returned from a trip to Russia and a visit to the Jewish colonies.

Mr. Horowitz left the Jewish colonies in the Ukraine 45 days ago. He spent several months there and visited nearly all the colonies which are under the auspices of the Agrojoint. Fifty oil paintings including landscapes and portraits of settler types were brought back by Mr. Horowitz and will soon be exhibited in New York. The artist also painted a portrait of Anatole Lunatcharsky, Education Commissar, and of Samoilovitch, Jewish commander of the ice-breaker Krassin, which rescued General Nobile’s crew of the Italia wreck in the Arctic Ocean.

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