BERLIN (Apr. 8)
A plan for settling 12,000 German Jews a year in countries other than Palestine at an annual cost of $1,000,000 has been completed by the Hilfsverein der Juden in Deutschland, Jewish relief organization, and forwarded to the Council for German Jewry in London.
Meanwhile, the Government Exchange Office issued an official communique announcing that the maximum of 50,000 marks in capital which emigrants to Palestine have been permitted to withdraw will be reduced because the Palestine market is incapable of absorbing the present volume of German goods.
Jews going to Palestine, the communique stated, will be allowed to take goods and machinery for their own needs after obtaining permits attesting that the material is for personal use and not for sale.
The Hilfsverein plan entails erection of a $500,000 revolving fund to extend credits to emigrants, in addition to the $1,000,000 a year which would be expended for actual settlement work.
In connection with the plan, two German Jewish leaders have left for a visit of two continents to make necessary arrangements for settlement of the emigrants, who will be drawn from all classes of German Jewry.
The plan was worked out after a careful survey of the possibilities in various countries for absorption of German Jews and after consultation with experts on immigration conditions and laws.
The Council for German Jewry, headed by Sir Herbert Samuel, will consider the plan as one of the projects for expatriating 100,000 German Jews in four years.