The Jewish Resettlement Plan

 

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Construction of the Burma Road created a vital wartime supply line.

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It also made previously inaccessible land ripe for development.

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H.H. Kung had asked Hitler to spare the Jews. Hitler refused.

Targeting land along the Burma Road, Kung then hatched the Jewish Resettlement Plan.

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In April 1939, Tengchong County was set aside as a permanent resettlement zone for Jews.

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100,000 Jews would have been settled here if the Plan had succeeded.

Photo by Elmer Junior