Now, when the Crimea on everyone’s lips, let’s recall that in 1921 the young Soviet regime had plans to establish a Jewish republic in the peninsula. Actually it was a brilliant idea: the Jewish agricultural settlements, pioneered by “Ha-Halutz” and other Jewish groups, were very efficient; and the American Joint Distribution Committee was willing to pay and provide valuable machinery.
What happened to the Jewish Crimea? Who are they, the Ukrainian Jews? Where did they come from and what is their story?
On April 30, 7p.m., you are invited to a special evening at Beit Hatfutsot, dedicated to Ukrainian Jewry.
•A selection of films from Beit Hatfutsot collections. Ms. Rivka Aderet
•Roots and family names of the Jews of the Ukraine. Mr. Haim Ghiuzeli
Jewish Kolkhoz in Crimea, 1920.
“Ha-Halutz” members, Crimea, 1924.
In “Tel-Hai” settlement, Crimea, 1925.
Lunch in the Jewish settlement, Crimea, 1925.
Jewish kolkhoz “Fraileben” (free life), Crimea, 1931.