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Birobidjan Reported to Have 62 Yiddish Schools, Two Colleges

There are 52 Yiddish public schools in Birobidjan, 10 secondary schools, and two Yiddish technical colleges, according to a report that reached here today. The report came from an Israeli women’s delegation now touring the Soviet Union. The delegation was given details about Jewish cultural and economic conditions at the Birobidjan Pavilion of the Moscow Agricultural Exhibition.

In addition to the Yiddish schools, members of the delegation reporting here declared, Birobidjan presumably has a Yiddish faculty at Chabarovsk University, and several movie houses running Yiddish films. There are also reportedly 52 Jewish “kolchoz” organizations, (our “Sovchoz,” and 11 tractor stations in Birobidjan.