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Madagascar Colonization Plan Reportedly Discussed by Delbos in Talks with Beck

THE PLAN FOR SETTLEMENT OF POLISH JEWS IN THE FRENCH COLONY OF MADAGASCAR WAS REPORTED BY THE BRITISH UNITED PRESS YESTERDAY TO BE AMONG THE CHIEF TOPICS OF DISCUSSION BETWEEN FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER YVON DELBOS AND POLISH FOREIGN MINISTER JOSEF BECK IN WARSAW.

THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT WAS SAID TO HAVE AGREED TO THE PLAN, RECENTLY SUBMITTED TO PARIS BY A POLISH COMMISSION WHICH HAD SURVEYED SETTLEMENT POSSIBILITIES OF THE ISLAND COLONY, BUT TO HAVE DEMANDED THAT THE PROSPECTIVE IMMIGRANTS BE SUPPLIED WITH SUFFICIENT CAPITAL TO ESTABLISH FARMS AND KEEP THEM GOING UNTIL THEY WERE PROFITABLE.

THE PLAN IS UNDERSTOOD TO PROVIDE FOR SETTLEMENT OF 30,000 FAMILIES COMPRISING 120,000 PERSONS OVER A PERIOD OF FIVE OR SIX YEARS.

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