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Jews Grouped on Farms in Polish Section

More than fifteen per cent of the Jewish population of Stanislau Province are engaged in agriculture, according to the latest issue of the Bulletin of the Central Union of Jewish Co-operatives in Poland.

There are 671 places in the province in which Jews live by agriculture, the report states. In forty-seven places there are groups consisting of about twenty families of Jewish farmers; in nineteen there are groups of between twenty-five and fifty families; and in fouteen places the goups consist of more than fifty Jewish families.

There are a hundred villages with at least ten Jewish peasant families each. Two-thirds of the Jewish farms are in the villages, and the other third live in the outskirts of the towns.

There are 4,947 Jewish farms in the province with a total area of 45,613 hectares, an average of 9.2 hectares per farm. Of these farms 176 are over fifty hectares each in area, comprising a total area of 32,000 hectares, which is about seventy per cent of the entire Jewish land possession in the Province of Stanislau.

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