Berlin (May. 9)
A year old project by a former German marine officer, Captain Perl, to colonize Jews in Eastern Peru has now been revived here by Dr. Kirschberg, a Jewish lawyer, who is cooperating with a group interested in German colonization in Peru.
This information was obtained by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today following an inquiry made here after a report had appeared in yesterday’s New York “Forward” which stated that the Peruvian government was prepared to offer 2,000,000 hectares of land in Eastern Peru for exclusive Jewish colonization.
The Berlin correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns that Captain Perl, the originator of this project, last year approached various Jewish organizations in Berlin as well as Professor Albert Einstein in an attempt to interest them in his plan. He also offered a brochure outlining his proposals. Jewish leaders here, however, then declined to discuss the project with him.
Now Dr. Kirschberg, who is comparatively unknown in Jewish circles here, has taken up Captain Perl’s idea and in cooperation with a group interested in German colonization in Peru is endeavoring to obtain the assistance of Jewish leaders. Dr. Kirschberg told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today that no society or company had as yet been created for that purpose, but it was first intended to send an expert commission to Peru to investigate the conditions there. Jewish leaders here know nothing about the matter and have done nothing about it.