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Londoner Tells of Palestine’s Need of Funds

December 11, 1934
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Stating that 20,000 German Jews of the 26,800 who have emigrated have gone to Palestine, Dr. Martin Rosenblueth, head of the London bureau for the settlement of German Jews in Palestine, declared that all previous conceptions of the limitations of Palestine must be completely discarded if the German Jewish problem is to be met constructively and effectively. Dr. Rosenblueth made this statement Sunday evening at the Hotel Pennsylvania at a reception given by the New York Zionist Region for him and Dr George Landauer, director of the Palestine bureau of the London organization.

These figures, Dr. Rosenblueth pointed out, are in sharp contrast to the expenditures made in behalf of the exiles. While seventy per cent of those settled went to Palestine, only twenty-eight per cent of the $5,300,000 raised in all countries outside of Germany for relief and settlement purposes were allotted for the purpose of settling refugees in Palestine, he declared.


Discussing the recent transfer of the Lake Huleh concession, which after drainage will permit colonization of 30,000 persons, Dr. Landauer said many German Jewish youths in Palestine will join the “battalion of workers” who will drain the swamps of the Huleh area. He also stated that Palestine could very well absorb the 6,000 young German Jews who are annually {SPAN}#mpelled{/SPAN} to abandon their school careers and seek work in Germany if the necessary funds were forthcoming. He stressed the fact that thirty per cent of German Jewish immigrants have already migrated from the towns to the villages and farms in Palestine.

Drs. Rosenblueth and Landauer were greeted in behalf of the Zionist Organization of America by Morris Margulies, secretary, who said Americans look upon the visit of the pair as “an educational mission” designed to acquaint them with the many ramified activities involved in the settlement and immigration of German Jews to Palestine.”

Carl Sherman, president of the New York Region, presided at the meeting which was attended by over 800 persons.

Dr. Rosenblueth stated that the relief committees, faced with lack of funds, how realize that Palestine is “the only constructive solution to the German Jewish problem” and that money expended for charitable palliatives without constructive effort is not the solution.

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