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Cyprus Seeks Settlement by Reich Refugees

August 27, 1934
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The British administration of Cyprus, island possession in the Mediterranean Sea, yesterday announced its readiness to extend important facilities for Jewish immigration and settlement on the island.

The administration will require of each prospective immigrant possession of £50 ($250) or a guarantee of this sum by one already settled in Cyprus. British citizenship will be given the immigrants after two years’ residence.

Jews, chiefly from Germany, have already acquired 70,000 dunams of land in Cyprus, mainly for fruit groves, and two German Jewish colonies, with two hundred inhabitants, have been established near Larnaca and Famagusta on the east coast of the island. The new settlers are gladly welcomed by the local Greek population.

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