Guiana

  • Only Limited Settlement Possibilities in Dutch Guiana, Colonial Minister Says

    The restricted possibilities for settling Jewish refugees in Dutch Guiana were stressed by Colonial Minister Welter in a statement. “The possibilities for increasing the population in Surinam (Dutch Guiana) are limited,” Mr. Welter said. “It will be impossible to increase it by 50,000. Reports of unlimited development possibilities of Surinam belong to the realm of… More ▸

  • Commission to Study Dutch Guiana Possibilities

    The International Jewish Colonization Association, founded by Daniel Wolf, Netherlands Jewish banker and philanthropist, announced today that a Dutch expert committee will leave in a few weeks to study the possibilities of large-scale settlement of refugees in Dutch Guiana. More ▸

  • Magazine Paints Gloomy Picture of Guiana Prospects

    A pessimistic picture of prospects for refugee colonization in British Guiana is painted in an article in the Feb. 23 issue of Ken magazine under the pseudonym “Panamericus.” The writer, speaking from personal experience in the colony, asserts: “Though many eager men have tried it no man, all down through Guiana’s long history of ‘inviting… More ▸

  • 4 Members of Guiana Commission Leave

    Four members of the commission arranged by President Roosevelt’s Advisory Committee on Refugees to survey prospects for refugee settlement in British Guiana left today for Georgetown by plane, among them Dr. Joseph A. Rosen, colonization expert. The other two American members will leave Sunday. More ▸

  • Britain Names 3 Experts to Guiana Commission

    The Colonial Office announced today appointment of three British experts to aid the American survey mission assigned by President Roosevelt’s Advisory Committee on Refugees to investigate possibilities of refugee settlement in British Guiana. They are Sir Crawford Douglas Jones, former Colonial Secretary of British Guiana; Sir Geoffrey Evans, former principal of the Imperial College of… More ▸

  • Roosevelt Body Names 6-man Commission to Study Guiana Project

    A six-man American expert commission will leave for British Guiana early in February to investigate possibilities of refugee settlement offered by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, it was announced in the House of Commons today by Colonial Secretary Malcolm Macdonald. The commission will be sent by President Roosevelt’s Advisory Committee on Refugees under an agreement with… More ▸

  • 3 Small Refugee Groups Set to Launch Experimental Project in French Guiana

    Sponsored by Colonial Minister Georges Mandel and financed partly by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and partly by the French Relief Committee, of which Baron Robert de Rothschild is chairman, the first group of Austrian and German Jewish refugees will leave for French Guiana on Feb. 2, to be followed later by other groups,… More ▸

  • Rosen Urges Commission of Experts Be Sent to Study British Guiana Project

    Because the British Guiana offer by Great Britain appears” closest to our requirements,” Dr. Joseph A. Rosen, noted colonization expert, suggested today that the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee and leading agencies concerned with the refugee problem send a commission of experts to the South American colony to determine its ability to absorb a large number of… More ▸

  • British Guiana Seen Willing and Able to Absorb 500,000 Jews

    British Guiana could easily absorb, and would welcome the settlement of 500,000 Jewish refugees, according to an article published in the local Daily Chronicle today co-authored by Theodore Orella, stock-raiser, and Vincent Roth, former high-ranking civil servant. The article lauded the work of the Jews in turning sandy Palestinian wastelands into fertile orange groves. This… More ▸

  • Emergency Parley of World Refugee Body Convoked As London Ponders Plan to Settle Guiana

    Urgent action to evacuate Germany’s half million stricken Jews developed on at least two official fronts today, one involving the Roosevelt-formed Intergovernmental Refugee Committee and the other the British Cabinet. The international body, it was learned, has been summoned to meet in emergency session on the problem as soon as possible. The meeting, it was… More ▸