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Plan to Settle Russia’s Mountain Jews in Northern Caucasia District

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A plan to settle the mountain Jews on land in Northern Caucasia was presented to the conference of mountain Jews which opened here yesterday.

Representatives of the Commissariat of Education were present at the first session which was opened in the presence of many delegates of the Jewish communities in the mountain districts throughout Caucasia. The proceedings were conducted in Tatish, the vernacular of the mountain Jews and translated into Russian. Spokesmen for the mountain Jews described the miserable conditions under which the group exists. The mountain Jews were completely ruined by the war. Eighty percent of the population is illiterate, it was reported.