Jewish Women Meet in Conference at Bureya

Fifty women delegates, consisting of Jewish women immigrants to Bureya, have met in conference in the town of Bureya to consider some of the current problems with which they are faced. Representatives of immigrants from Poland, Lithuania, Belgium, United States, Argentina, and Germany were present at the conference. They strongly criticized the way affairs in Bureya had been managed, stressing the food problem and the need for better nutriment for children, in particular. Special attention was paid to the possibility of establishing children’s homes, communal creches, sanatoria and other institutions which would enable the women of the community to indulge in work for the development of Bureya. Comparing the position of Jewish women in other countries with their position in Soviet Russia, they admitted that considerable difficulties for the Jewish women still existed, and which could be removed if the leaders of Bureya would pay greater attention to their work.

Pointing to the departure from Bureya of 30% of foreign immigrants, the conference remarked that the fault lay, not with the immigrants, but with the management, who had failed to exercise sufficient care in ensuring that the foreign immigrants should receive a comradelike reception.

Pointing to the departure from Bureya of 30% of foreign immigrants, the conference remarked that the fault lay, not with the immigrants, but with the management, who had failed to exercise sufficient care in ensuring that the foreign immigrants should receive a comradelike reception.

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