Jewish Colonists in Poland Hold First Conference; Invite Other Jews to Settle on Land

The first conference of Jewish farmers who have settled recently in the part of Silesia acquired by Poland from Germany has concluded is Rychbach after adopting resolutions appealing to Jews to settle in Silesia.

It was reported at the conference that there are 34 Jewish agricultural settlements in Silesia, occupying about 2,250 acres and possessing 300 heads of cattle, in addition to horses, pigs and poultry. They had a fairly good crop this season, which is the first since they settled there. Their yearly production of milk will amount to 70,000 quarts.

The production of the Jewish farms in Silesia provides about thirty percent of the requirements of the Jewish population in the entire province, it was reported at the conference. The Polish Government, it was announced, is ready to give the Jews another 100 estates for settlement, and will clear them of Germans. The conference sent greetings to the Jewish colonists in Palestine and addressed an appeal to the Polish Government to continue its fight against the anti-Jewish activities of reactionary elements “who are hindering Jews in organising their life on a sound basis.”

The Polish Press Agency reported today that the eighth conference of the ichud (United Zionist Democratic Party Council) had approved a resolution calling for collaboration among Zionist religious organizations. Another resolution emphasized the read for immediate election of members of the Ichud to the Jewish Central Committee of Poland and to provincial and local committees.

At a meeting of Jewish writers and journalists which took place here recently it was decided to raise a special fund for the publication of works of Jewish writers which were destroyed by the Nazis during the occupation. It was also decided to publish a monthly literary magazine to enable the surviving Jewish writers to resume publication of their work.

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