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Colombia Reported Willing to Admit 1,000 Jewish Families from Europe

The government is reportedly planning to allow entrance to 1,000 Jewish families from Central Europe for further settlement of Jewish agricultural colony which has been flourishing since 1925. The plan includes probable government credit for seeds, tools and land purchase from large land-holdings previously owned by Germans convicted of Nazi activities.

The Jewish agricultural colony is located in the Bogota plateau in the Andes, 5,500 feet above sea level, and has been steadily developed since 1925 when a large were of immigrants arrived from Central Europe. This region, as late as 1918, was largely a snake-infested jungle and cultivated by relatively few farmers. After 20 years of cattle and agricultural development, the Jewish colony has established this plateau as one of the finest cattle-raising and potato-growing regions of the country.