Society for Settling Jewish Toilers on the Land (OZET, Vsesoiuznoe Obshchestvo po zemelnomu ustroystvu trudiashikhsia evreev), 1925‒1938
Scope and Content:
This collection contains materials pertaining to OZET, founded in 1924 to alleviate the situation of the Soviet Jewish population by settling Jews on collective farms; raising funds within the USSR and abroad; and rendering technical, agronomic, medical, and "cultural" assistance to resettled Jews. OZET was liquidated in 1938. The collection includes administrative documents, notes from meetings of OZET's governing bodies, directives concerning resettlement, correspondence with Jewish organizations abroad, economic records, agitprop materials, information bulletins, financial records, and proceedings of the liquidation committee. Of special interest are documents on activities in the Crimea and in Jewish Autonomous Oblast (Birobidzhan).
State Archives of the Russian Federation (GARF), fond 9498
Russian, Yiddish, French, Spanish, Swedish, Romanian
52 microfilm reels (35 mm)
Folder-level descriptions in Russian