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The Jews of Sweden
By Murray Zalman - July 30, 2009

There is little evidence of Jews in Sweden during ancient times and the first recorded presence of Jews in that country are in Lutheran Church records that document a number of Jews being baptized in the late 1600’s. Some Jews who managed to get into Stockholm around the same time...

The Jews of Bulgaria
By Saul Gorenstein - July 12, 2009

Jews have lived in the Bulgarian region since the time of the Roman Emperor Caligula and a 2nd century inscription with a menorah on it was found near Gigan in Pleven Province in north central Bulgaria. There may have also been other Jewish settlements in the area in ensuing years but...

The Jews of France
By Sarah Gorenstein - June 22, 2009

There may have been a few Jews in France during the Roman era and there are some reports of Jews landing in France by boat after the Roman conquest of Jerusalem. But it wasn’t until the 5th and 6th century that Jewish communities began to be established, and during the 8th century...

The Jews of Romania
By Jerry Katz - June 7, 2009

There may have been Jewish communities in Romania as early as the 2nd century when the area was called Dacia under the rule of the Roman Empire. They were likely merchants attached to the Roman legions who were stationed in the area and inscriptions and coins have been found indicating...

The Jews of Hungary
By Saul Gorenstein - May 20, 2009

Some believe that Jews have lived in Hungary since the time of Roman Empire and there are historical records that show correspondence referring to the Jews of “Hungarin” in the 9th century. There are also references to small Jewish communities is several areas of Hungary including...
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