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Soviet Commission Asks General Contingency of Jewish Settlers Be Fixed

Acknowledges Importance of Colonization Work (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The demand to fix the general contingency of Jews who want to settle on the land in Soviet Russia was formulated by the Soviet government state plan commission at its session of July 6, it became known today.

Following consideration of the Jewish colonization question in the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, the commission decided to “acknowledge the great importance of the work of the Comzet (governmental department for settling Jews on the land) and the other organizations in colonization work.”

The commission declared that it was “admitted that the Jewish colonization work is in agreement with the interests of the state as well as with the interests of the Jewish toilers, but it is necessary to fix the general contingency of Jews wanting to settle on the land. For political, economic and cultural reasons it is desirable to settle the Jews in compact masses, possibly on large territories,” the commission declared.