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Plan to Settle 200,000 Jewish Families in Southern Crimea

October 13, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Further allocations for Jewish colonization work in Russia were made in the Crimea, it was announced here yesterday.

The government decided to allocate the entire free state lands of Jonkoy and Eupatoria, in the district of Crimea for Jewish colonization. It is stated that the area has the capacity for settling three quarters of a million people. It was also declared that the government has decided, instead of seeking to settle half a million people, to take steps toward the realization of a colonization plan for the settlement of 200,000 families which would number approximately one million persons.

In government circles the prospect of eventually proclaiming Southern Crimea as an autonomous Jewish district is discussed. For the purpose of avoiding any hostility on the part of Ukrainian peasants toward the Jews, the government has simultaneously decided to allocate the free lands of Theodosia, south of the Crimea, for Ukrainian colonization.

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