Moscow (Aug. 12)
Preparations are being made here to observe the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Ozet, Jewish Colonization Society, which occurs in December.
The Central Ozet Administration will issue for the occasion an album illustrating the movement from the Jewish Pale of Settlement to the Jewish Autonomous Region. The responsible editor is M. Dimantstein, chairman of the Central Council of the Ozet, and the volume will be published by the Kniga, which was founded specially to spread Soviet publications abroad and to circulate foreign publications in the Soviet countries.
The album, which is intended mainly for circulation abroad, will consist of 208 pages of letterpress with 300 illustrations, depicting various stages in the work. It will open with an introduction by Dimantstein, setting out the road of the Jewish population from the Pale of Settlement in Czarist Russia to the Jewish Autonomous Region of the Soviet Union.
There will follow statements on Jewish settlement made at various times by Michael Kalinin, President of the Soviet Union; and articles by M. Peter Smidovitch, Vice President of the Soviet Union and chairman of the Comzet, the government commission for Jewish settlement, on ten years of Jewish colonizing work; M. Semashke, Minister of Health, on the new type of Jew in Soviet Russia; by Nussinoff on Yiddish Soviet literature; by Dobreshin and Michoels on the Yiddish theatre in the Soviet Union; by Professor Liederberg on Jewish scientific work in the Soviet Union.
The volume will include surveys of the work in Bureya, in the Jewish regions of the Crimea and Ukraine, on Jews in industry and in the cooperatives, Jewish settlement in the National Republics of Georgia, Daghistan, etc. Aid given by the Jewish masses abroad to the Jewish settlement work in the Soviet countries will also be treated in the work.