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Polish Expedition Leaves for Madagascar to Survey Possibilities

April 19, 1937
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A Polish Government expedition left today for the French island colony of Madagascar, off southeastern Africa, to investigate possibilities for Jewish settlement offered by the French Government.

The expedition includes Solomon Dyk and Leon Alter, Jewish colonization experts, who have made it clear they joined the commission in their private capacities, not as organizational representatives, and Major B. Lepecki of the Polish army, world traveler and author.

Mr. Dyk was, before Chancellor Hitler’s accession, active in promoting Jewish agriculture in Germany. Mr. Alter is director in Poland of the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society of New York from which post he has taken a six-month leave of absence.

Rabbi Salman Gurarieh, head of the Lubawitcher Yeshiva of Warsaw, was attacked and beaten today in Otwock, a Warsaw suburb.

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