Colony Opened for Refugees in Holy Land
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Colony Opened for Refugees in Holy Land

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Representatives of all Jewish organizations in Palestine attended the ceremonies officially inaugurating the establishment of a colony of German Jews in Karkur, near Hederah. The new settlement is named Gan Hashomron (Garden of Samaria).

Addresses were delivered by Dr. Werner Senator, on behalf of the Central Bureau for the Settlement of German Jews in Palestine, Dr. J. Pinner, agricultural expert on the staff of the Central Bureau, and Dr. A. Korrolick, representing the Association of German Immigrants in Palestine.

Each settler is provided twenty dunams of land and loans for equipment by the Central Bureau, sponsor of the settlement, the second of its kind for refugees. Previously agricultural training to the colonists was given by the Bureau.

According to the Central Bureau, some 20,000 refugees have already settled in Palestine. Employment for them varies, 2,500 being engaged in hotel and cafe work, an equal number in Tel Aviv in handicrafts, industry and construction, and 1,600 in Haifa and 600 in Jerusalem in the same types of endeavor.

Of the 500 physicians from Germany, 300 have remained at their professions, more than 200 in the cities and the others in colonies, while the remaining 200 have chosen other occupations, about seventy agricultural.

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