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Peru’s Foreign Minister Says Government Negotiating for Large Scale Colonization

Although he stated that he knew nothing of the reported plan of the Peruvian government to grant 2,000,000 hectares of land in Eastern Peru for exclusive Jewish colonization, Alberta Salomon, Peruvian foreign minister, who is visiting here, said today that if the means are available for large scale Jewish colonization Peru is undoubtedly the most suitable place and he pointed out that his government is already negotiating with various immigration and colonization societies. He pointed out that many Polish families had immigrated to Peru in recent years through the efforts of the Warsaw Colonization Association.

Last week in a communication to the Peruvian embassy in Washington the ministry of public works of Peru denied that negotiations had been undertaken in Germany for Jewish colonization in Peru as had been reported last May. Senor Salomon’s reference to negotiations is believed to refer to the efforts of a German group to obtain a concession for colonizing in Peru. With this group there is cooperating a certain Dr. Kirschberg, a Jewish lawyer, who is seeking to enlist the support of Jewish immigration organizations.

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