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Levitt Plans ‘levittown’ for 50,000 in Israel

William J. Levitt, the New York builder who revolutionized the mass housing industry in America right after World War II, announced here last night that he planned to build a “Levittown” in Israel to provide housing for 50,000 persons. Levitt spoke at the inauguration of a 70-acre tract acquired by Bar Ilan University adjacent to its campus. The land was purchased with a donation of an undisclosed amount by the American builder.

Levitt described his project as a Primary Employment Town (PET). He said it called for a complete city with employment in 6000 basic or primary jobs which could support a population of 50,000. He said he was discussing a site for his town with Israeli officials. Bar Ilan awarded Levitt an honorary Ph. D. in recognition of his donation.

SOFIA (JTA) A large memorial service was held in the Jewish cemetery here earlier this month in memory of the Bulgarian Jewish war dead.

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