- The collection contains documents pertaining to organization and work at all administrative levels; notes from the meetings of the governing bodies of the Society for the Settlement of Working Jews on the Land (OZET); collectivization plans and directives concerning resettlement; correspondence between the Central Soviet of OZET and Jewish organizations abroad; industrial and agricultural records; propaganda materials such as newspaper articles and film scripts; information bulletins; financial records of OZET; and the proceedings of the liquidation committee. Also contains documents pertaining to settlement and agricultural activities in the Crimea and in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast (Birobidzhan).
- Alternate Title
- Vsesoyuznoe Obshestvo po zemelnomu ustroystvu trudyashikhsya evreev
- Credit Line
- Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
- Collection Creator
- Vsesoyuznoe Obshestvo po zemelnomu ustroystvu trudyashikhsya evreev (OZET)
OZET (Society for the Settlement of Working Jews on the Land) was established by a resolution of the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR on August 29, 1924 as a complementary public society to KOMZET (Committee for the Settlement of Working Jews on the Land), which was charged with the task of alleviating the difficult situation of the Soviet Jewish population. The main activities of OZET included resettlement of the Jews on collective farms, raising funds within the USSR and abroad, and rendering technical, agronomical, medical, and cultural assistance to the resettled Jews. OZET was organized into a number of departments at the republic, regional, and local levels, and in factories and classrooms. OZET was liquidated in 1938.