The entire praesidium of the Comzet, department for Jewish land settlement, attached to the Executive Committee of the Usbekistan district, in Samarkand, will be dismissed, according to recommendation of the Commissariat for Workers’ and Peasants’ Inspection, the control organ of the district.
In the recommendation it is revealed that the Comzet praesidium was responsible for the liquidation of a number of Jewish colonies and artisan cooperatives because it settled Jews on bad, sandy land which resulted in the settlers eating up the credits and then leaving. The Commissariat decided that future operations will be conducted under the central government organs supervising all collective colonies.
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