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Refugees in Britain Asked for Information on Their Post-war Emigration Plans

Organizations dealing with refugee relief work in Britain today started sending out questionnaires to refugees asking them to what country they intend to emigrate after the war. The refugees are assured that their replies will be treated as confidential information.

The London press today tells the story of how 36 young Jewish boys and girls, whose average age is seventeen, are running the first large-scale collective farm in Britain under the supervision of the War Agricultural Committee. The youngsters, all members of the Hechalutz organization, started with forty borrowed dollars and are now successfully farming 900 acres of once-derelict land in Malmesbury.

The regional branch of the War Agricultural committee, the report says, pays wages to the treasurer of the group, and it is from this collective income that the member of the group meet their needs for clothing and medical care. The girls in the group spend part of their time at house work and the rest at farming. The group has loaned its savings to another group which recently started a collective farm in Palestine. A large share of the food required by the young farmers is supplied from their own garden.

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