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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.

"Actually, the society geirshnt the closed "gezerd"
and popularized the idea
of the Jewish Autonomous Region in Birobidzhan [in
the far east of the
Soviet Union]."=20
Sonia Kovitz

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