Zeylik Bizer

1901 – 1941
Agronomist, Agro-Joint, Simferopol, Crimea

Zeylik Bizer was an agronomist in the Crimean Department of Agro-Joint and served as an advisor to the Agro-Joint colonies in the Crimean Region. Bizer was arrested by the NKVD in 1937 and charged with “participation in Zionist and anti-Soviet activities.” He was sentenced to five years in a forced labor camp in Magadan Oblast (Soviet Union) and died in the camp in 1941. He was “rehabilitated” (his name was officially cleared) in 1956.


Extended Profile

Zeylik Bizer, born in 1901 in Bolshaya Seidemenukha, Kherson gubernia (today Ukraine), was a university graduate and a resident of Simferopol, Crimea. An agronomist in the Crimean Department of Agro-Joint, he served as an advisor to the Agro-Joint colonies in the Crimean Region. He was arrested on December 26, 1937, by the NKVD (People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs) and charged with “participation in Zionist and anti-Soviet activities.” On April 11, 1940, the Special Council of the NKVD sentenced him to five years in a forced labor camp in the Magadan oblast (Soviet Union). He died in the camp on December 13, 1941. Bizer was “rehabilitated“ (his name was officially cleared) on November 23, 1956, by the Military Tribunal of the Odessa Military District.


Sources

GARK (The State Archives in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea).

Mitsel, Mikhail. “The Final Chapter: Agro-Joint Workers – Victims of the Great Terror in the USSR, 1937-1940.” Eastern European Jewish Affairs, Vol. 39, No. 1, April 2009.