Polish Jewry and the Draining of the Polysian Swamps: What a New York Jewish Daily Has to Say About

If the Polish Government wants to help the Polish Jews, it should do so otherwise than by waiting till the Pinsk swamps are dried up, for the purpose of starting Jewish colonisation in Polysia, the Yiddish daily here, the “Day”, says in an editorial ale to-day, referring to the Warsaw reports of revived interest ish Government circles in the scheme for draining the Polysian swamps for colonising Jews there with the aid of funds to be provided by American Jews.

If Jews are given employment on Government public works and in Government institutions and if the heavy burden of taxation is taken off the backs of the Jews, it will be much more important for the Jews of Poland than the draining of the Pinsk swamps, the “Day” proceeds. The American Jews, it adds, are ready as a rule to help Jewish colonisation on prepared soil, but they will not undertake the drainage work, which is the job of the Polish Government itself.

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