Geneva Parley Thursday to Map Migration Plan for 200,000 Reich Jews
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Geneva Parley Thursday to Map Migration Plan for 200,000 Reich Jews

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Representatives of Jewish colonization organizations will meet in Geneva Thursday to map the details of a plan to be submitted to the League of Nations calling for settlement of 200,000 German Jews in Palestine within six years, it was announced here today.

The outlines of the plan have been submitted to the League by the Jewish Agency for Palestine, representative of world Jewry in Palestine dealings, it was disclosed by Dr. Martin Rosenblueth, head of the London office of the Central Bureau for Settlement of German Jews in Palestine, which is headed by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, at a meeting of the German members of the Jewish Agency’s council.

Dr. Rosenblueth said the plan was based on research made by Dr. Arthur Ruppin, head of the World Zionist Executive special department for economic planning.

Immediately after the colonization organizations formulate a definite program, it will be considered by a League committee of experts at a meeting expected to be held late this week. The committee was named by the League to consider measures for handling the German refugee problem after James G. McDonald resigns as League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

The colonization organizations will consider the Jewish Agency’s proposal and other plans at its Geneva conference. Among the organizations which will be represented are: the Jewish Agency, the American Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish colonization Association (ICA).

Meanwhile, T. F. Johnson, secretary general of the Nansen International Office, arrived in Berlin to study the refugee situation in view of the strong possibility that the question may be handed over to the Nansen office.

It was learned, however, that the League Committee is inclined to favor establishment of a special secretariat to handle the German refugee question, which would be assisted by an advisory committee of representatives of world Jewish organizations.

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