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Soviet to Try to Spur Jewish Settlement in Far East Colony

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An emergency conference is to be ordered by the Central Committee of Comzet, governmental department for settling Jews on land in Russia, whose purpose it will be to answer the question why only a handful of Jews settled in Bureya during recent months. The figure quoted for settlement in the Far Eastern territory established for exclusive Jewish habitation by the U.S.S.R. during the last quarter of the current year is 3,000. It is reported that only 135 immigrant of this quota moved to the Siberian state, according to Emes, Yiddish daily, which quotes a message from Bureya.

“This disgraceful failure ruins our plans for creating new kolchozes”, (collective settlements), states Emes bitterly.

The conference will be attended by workers representing Comzet, Ozet, Society for the Establishment of Jews on Land; Ukrainian, White Russian and Southern Jews. Plans will be made to fill the schedule of 3,000 settlers in spite of the delay which has put the figure so far behind.

The opinion prevails that there is a sufficient number of immigrants available who are willing to leave, but that the fault lies with the system of recruiting.

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