Washington (May. 19)
A delegation of American Jews interested in settling foreign Jews in Biro-Bidjan, the far eastern autonomous Jewish district was received yesterday by Soviet Ambassador A. A. Troyanovsky and discussed with him the possibilities of colonizing Jews from foreign countries in that region.
The delegation represented the American Committee for the Settlement of Jews in Biro-Bidjan. It consisted of Edward I. Arnow, M. M. Budish, Max Levin, James W. Wise and Benedict Wolf.
In response to a memorandum previously submitted to him concerning the possibility of settling non-Russian Jews in Biro-Bidjan by the American committee, the Ambassador stated:
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“It is the policy of the Soviet government to admit a certain number of non-Russian Jews fitted for settlement in Biro-Bidjan. In accordance with this policy I am certain that your committee will be able to perfect definite plans and make the necessary arrangements with the proper Soviet agencies to facilitate such settlement.”
The Ambassador further informed the delegation that during his recent visit to Biro-Bidjan he was deeply impressed with the progress of the work there and with the enthusiasm of the Jewish pioneers.
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