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Warns of Danger of Losing Jewish Youth from Colonies; Criticizes Their Treatment

A project that will insure jobs for 200,000 Jewish youths in Soviet industry within the next five years is occupying the attention of the Soviet cabinet and the Central Committee of the youth Communist League, it was learned today. At the same time the statistician, J. Wiezblit, issued figures that show that the number of Jewish proletarians in Ukrainia will increase only 20,000 annually for the next half decade.

Wiezblit forsees that the Jewish youth from the Jewish colonies will quit the fields and migrate to the cities to become industrial laborers. Hence he advises that urgent attention be paid to this problem because the Jewish colonization work will be greatly affected by the loss of its youthful members.

The press of the youth Communist League today places the blame on the Ukrainian Comzet for the failure that has met the efforts to place Jewish youth in the Kertch, Ural, industries. It discloses that the Jewish youth in the Ural was badly treated. It instances that fifty were crowded into one room with no beds and that they were not fed properly and that the attitude toward them was anti-Semitic.

The press holds the Comzet responsible, saying that it supervised poorly the industrialization of Jewish youth.

It was announced today that the Ort has received a permit to place 500 declassed Jewish youths from Moscow in the Moscow Labor Institute where they will be trained in industrial professions.

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