Moscow (Nov. 25)
Seventy percent of the Ozet organizations in Moscow and a similar percentage in Ukrainia are myths and exist only on paper, the labor control committee reports today. The Ozet is the society for settling the Jews on the land. The committee, which was appointed to check up on the Ozet’s activities, toured a number of Ukrainian cities and found that the Ozet makes more noise about its work than the facts actually warrant.
The committee’s report criticizes the Ozet for its exaggerated publicity and charges that most of the Ozet organizations in the provinces are non-existent. The Jewish Communist organ of Minsk, Octiabr, makes a similar charge against the White Russian Ozet. The paper says that the Ozet is not only falsifying its reports but that in such large White Russian cities as Orsha, Vitebsk and Bobroisk the Ozet is nonexistent.