Jewish Settlement in Crimea and Bureya
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Jewish Settlement in Crimea and Bureya

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The Government Commission for Jewish Land Settlement (Comset) sent out 14 delegates to-day from Moscow to White Russia, the Ukraine, and other regions, for the purpose of directing the Jewish transmigration from these places to the Crimea and to Bureya. Men will be selected for emigration in the following order: 1) ex-small-traders; 2) common labourers with no training; 3) poor or middle-class peasants who have little land and wish to join the Jewish colonies elsewhere; 4) unskilled workers, such as teamsters, etc. Artisans, skilled workers, and others who have steady employment and income are not to be allowed to emigrate. The impoverished elements are to be the first served by the emigration authorities. Only such ex-small-traders will be given an opportunity to emigrate who have never employed hired labour. Half the emigrants are to reach Crimoa by March 1st., and the other half by the end of March. The emigration movement to Bureya begins at once and closes on April 15th.

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