Researches, virtual bibliographies: 

Marushiakova, Elena & Popov, Veselin: “Migrations and Identities of Central Asian ‘Gypsies’", article, 2014,

According to the article in the Jewish Virtual Library, during World War II, a wave of more than 20 000 Jewish refugees fled to the country from the Nazi occupied western regions of the Soviet Union. The majority of these immigrants were Ashkenazim from Russia, Ukraine, and Poland. The Jewish Theatre Company of Warsaw, which included the famous actress Ida Kaminska (1899-1980), fled from Poland to Kyrgyzstan during the war. They performed in the country until the war ended and then returned to Poland.