Est: $700 - $900
PRICE REALIZED $1,700
In 1924 the Russian government set up the Society for the Promotion of Jewish settlement (OZED) as an agricultural solution to the “Jewish Problem.” Established as both an economic solution as well as an assurance of the Jews' national existence - the Soviet alternative to Zionism. Jews were permitted to set up autonomous agricultural settlements with their leadership primarily from the former Jewish Socialist parties. However by 1936, the government intervened, liquidating this leadership, thus instigating the steady decline of these communities. See: EJ, XIV cols.468-471.