Denmark Lets Exiles Train for Palestine by Working on Land
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Denmark Lets Exiles Train for Palestine by Working on Land

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The difficulties confronting Jewish refugees in Denmark, especially those who are planning to emigrate to Palestine, have been considerably lessened.

The government has recently granted permission to 120 foreigners to work in agricultural pursuits, something that is considered to be of great importance in the light of the elimination of all opportunities for Jews in agriculture in Germany. The provision is made, however, by the government, that foreigners are not to be employed to the exclusion of native help.

More than $25,000 has been collected by the Copenhagen Relief Committee, which will undertake the training of those who intend emigrating to Palestine. A Chalutz training center is contemplated.

Jewish activity has been stimulated and cooperation from many hitherto inactive supporters has been enlisted in the generally enthusiastic movement on foot to train farm workers for Palestine. New youth bodies, which are composed of youngsters ten years old and upwards, have been organized. Chief Rabbi Max Friediger heads the youth movement.

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