Kovitz, Sonia <Sonia.Kovitz@...>
GEZERD - Yiddish acronym equivalent of Russian OZET (association for
rural placement of Jewish toilers), a Stalinist group founded in
Australia in the 1930s by Polish Jews who had emigrated there. they
endorsed Jewish agric. settlement in the USSR.
"geirshnt" -- probably related to "ershnt" (at first) and in this
context means "activated". Just a guess.
Sonia Kovitz"Actually, the society geirshnt the closed "gezerd"