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204 of 231 Jewish Migrants Desert Bidjan; 764 New Arrivals in August

Of 231 Jews who arrived in Bira Bidjan for the purpose of finding places in the Tuguisk Timber Factory, only twenty-seven have remained. The others left the region owing to the unfriendliness of the local administration and the lack of food, the “Emess,” Yiddish Communist daily here reports today.

The paper demands measures be taken to cope with these developments.

Simultaneously it became known that the Comzet, governmental department for settling Jews on the land and in industry, has received a telegraphic communication from Bira-Bidjan stating that 764 new Jewish settlers, including 11 from abroad, arrived, during the month of August, in Bira-Bidjan where an autonomous Jewish region is to be established.

The situation in the Far Eastern Region, says this communication, remains unsatisfactory as far as food and shelter are concerned, and the approaching rainy season make the prospectives even more difficult.

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