150 German Jewish Families to Be Settled in South America

Further plans for the settlement of German Jewish families in the Argentine by the Jewish Colonization Association has been made public here.

According to these plans, 150 Jewish families will be taken out of Germany during the year and settled in ICA colonies in the Argentine. The selection of the families will be made by a representative of the ICA. Each of these families will have to consist of at least three men and one woman fit for agricultural work.

The procedure of transferring the families from Germany to the Argentine will be along the following lines:-

1. One member of each family will have to undergo a month’s special agricultural training in Neuendorf.

2. After completing the four weeks’ training course, each member will be sent to the Argentine for a full year’s training, partly in agricultural schools and partly in the old Jewish ICA colonies there. As soon as this member of the family has adjusted himself to the conditions in the Argentine, the other members of the family will within the year be brought over to the Argentine and settled in the ICA colonies there.

In addition to settling German Jews in the Argentine, the ICA has decided to settle a number of German Jews in Brazil, 190 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro. Of the land acquired by the ICA there, a territory of 20 hectares will be leased to each family arriving from Germany for intensive agricultural work along the lines of mixed farming.

It is expected that the settlers will become the owners of the land within a period of twenty years.

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