Fertile Peruvian Terrain As Asylum for Refugees Offered by Lima Governmen

Agosto Durand, a lorge agricultural territory in the province of Huanaco in Peru, has been offered to Samuel Edelman, honorary president of the Union Israelite, for colonization for Jewish immigrants from Europe. The offer was made by Dr. Juan Barbieri, Peruvian official in charge of the territory.

The management of the land in question is prepared to cede this very fertile region to immigrants and promised them very favorable terms and considerable government aid. The experimint is regarded as the beginning of a lasting Jewish colonization on private as well as on government land in Peru.

Jewish organizations here are studying the colonization possibilities of the Huanaco province and are negotiating with the HICEM (Hias, Jewish Colonizatoin Association and Emidirect) in Paris concerning the facilitation of the immigration of European and especially of German refugee Jews to Peru.

It is said that the probabilities for the success of the plan are many, since in Peru the Jews are regarded as a desirable and useful elemant of the population.

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