A new organization aiming to secure the export of Jewish capital from the Reich in the form of German goods to countries other than Palestine, and to stimulate emigration of German Jews to Palestine and elsewhere, has been functioning for the past six months.
The organization, known as Intria, operates under the transfer agreement between the German Government and Zionist groups, whereby Jews emigrating to Palestine are enabled to withdraw capital in the form of goods, since export of currency is restricted.
The administration of Intria is drawn largely from the directorate of Haavarah, Ltd., the agency which operates the transfer for Palestine. It is seeking to extend the arrangement elsewhere by finding markets for German goods in other countries.
The company was registered in London last March with nominal capital of Â£200 (about $1,000) and maintains headquarters in London.
Intria represents an abbreviation of International Trade and Investment Agency Ltd. Its manager is Dr. Siegfried Moses, president of the German Zionist Federation, and the directors are Dr. Georg Landauer of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, Dr. Ludwig Pinner, of the Federation of German Settlers in Palestine and Dr. Aldred Landsberg, Tel Aviv lawyer.
According to its charter, Intria was organized “to act as agents and advisers in respect of or in connection with the investment of capital, monies or other property in Palestine, or elsewhere, and to negotiate, enter into and carry into effect any transaction, dealings or affairs in relation thereto, or in relation to the further
ance of the immigration of Jews into Palestine or elsewhere, or which may be conducive to the investment of capital, monies or other property in Palestine or elsewhere.”
A similar organization is reported to have been formed in Egypt to extend the transfer arrangement to Near Eastern countries.