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Angola, Once Possible Site of Jewish State, to Be Settled Now by Polish Christians

February 24, 1930
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Angola, a territory in Southwest Africa which was at one time considered a territory in which Jews from Eastern Europe might establish themselves, is soon to be settled by Polish Christians, according to a letter in Saturday’s “Day” from Warsaw by L. M. Neiman. Now that the expedition sent by the Polish government to find out whether Angola is fit for colonization has returned with a favorable report, the government has sent an emissary there to buy great stretches of land, he says.

Angola is a Portuguese possession. In 1911 the Jewish Territorialist Organization, of which the late Israel Zang-will was the head, negotiated with the Portuguese government in Lisbon about settling Jews there. The Portuguese government proposed to give the Jewish colonists 250 hectares of land each, on condition that they all learn Portuguese. A Jewish commission was sent to Angola, but nothing came of the matter.

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