RUSSIA: Jew Farmers

The axiom that Jews are always plentiful as traders but scarce as tillers of the soil has been rudely upset by the Soviet regime in Russia. The State monopoly of trade has crowded out Jewish traders and forced them to scratch and sow the ground. During 1927 not less than 8,000 Russian retailers became farmers, according to Soviet statistics. Last week this process of readjustment, painful to Jews, seemed about to be smoothed by a philanthropic gift of $5,000,000 from famed Julius Rosenwald, chairman of Sears, Roebuck & Co. (mail orders).

Mr. Rosenwald...

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