MOSCOW (Jul. 7)
A revolt of foreign Jews from Germany and the Argentine seeking settlement in Bira Bidjan, the Far Eastern region which is ultimately to become a Jewish autonomous unit, is reported by the “Emess” today.
The paper says that when these foreign workers arrived in Moscow they revolted at the Yaroslav Station, refusing to proceed unless train accomodations and food provisions were improved.
Remarking that the new arrivals think “they are foreign tourists who must enjoy the best accomodations”, the “Emess” rebukes foreign organizations for sending elements who display discontentment immediately upon their arrival.
“If they revolt in Moscow where they are comparatively well accomodated, what will they say when they reach Bira Bidjan where the accomodation facilities are really difficult,” asks the “Emess.”
Simultaneously the Comzet, governmental department for settling Jews on the land and in industry announces that only 36 foreign Jewish families and one hundred and sixty Jewish individuals have been settled in Bira Bidjan where as the schedule called for the settlement of nine hundred families and 700 individuals.