The wind that shook prestate Israel’s emigrants to Crimea
In 1928, around a hundred Jews left Mandatory Palestine for Crimea, then an outpost of Stalin’s Russia. Not the greatest idea.
In September 1927, citing “telegrams from Moscow,” Haaretz reported on negotiations between a head of the Labor Battalion in Palestine and the Soviet government. The goal: to get 100 pioneers to go back and found a settlement in Crimea.
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