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Fear of Re-emigration from Bureya Expressed by Moscow Jewish Communist Daily: Lack of Proper Accommo

The new campaign for immigrants to Bureya has been open for a week, since May 10th, the Yiddish Communist daily “Emess” here says, claiming that the difficulties which had made it necessary to suspend the work for a time, mostly climatic difficulties, are now over, and it is the duty of all the Comzet, Ozet and Party and Soviet organisations to throw themselves into the recruiting campaign, so that it should be possible for the Soviet Government to realise its plans in regard to Bureya.

The first thing, the paper says, is to fill the quota of building workers required. The building workers are the key to the whole of the Bureya work. The plans mapped out by the authorities provide for 14,000 fresh settlers in Bureya this year. If we can get these 14,000 new settlers, the first thing they will need is housing accommodation. Everything, therefore, depends on the building workers.

Unfortunately, the “Emess” says, we have no reports from Bureya to indicate what preparations are being made there to receive the new arrivals, and we find it necessary to repeat the warning that lack of preparation for receiving the settlers is the principal cause of the re-emigration from Bureya. All Party, Soviet and trade union organisations in Bureya must concentrate on seeing that proper preparations are made to receive the new wave of immigrants in’ a proper way.

During the month of April, the “Emess” reports, 1,200 transmigrants passed through Moscow on their way to Bureya, 781 adults and 414 children. 1,136 came from 23 different places in the Ukraine, 47 from White Russia, 13 from the Western parts, three from Moscow, and one from Rostov-on-the-Don.

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