The Jews of Austria
Lifkin - April 24, 2009
The first Jews of Austria likely migrated north with the Roman legions in the first couple of centuries of the modern era. There are some archaeological findings from the 3rd century but the earliest written records are from the 10th century when Jewish merchants are noted in the tax...
The Jews of Argentina
Martin - April 12, 2009
The first Jews in Argentina arrived in the country after fleeing from persecution during the Spanish Inquisition in 1492. They were called “converses” or secret Jews who practiced their Jewish faith in private. After many years of living away from a traditional community most of them...
The Jews of Turkey
Martin - March 29, 2009
Jews have been living in Turkey and the area before it was known as Turkey, Asia Minor, for over 2,000 years. There are even references to that part of the world in the Bible stretching back to Noah’s ark landing on Mount Ararat and in Acts 14:1 it talks of people entering the...
The Jews of Mexico
Talman - March 22, 2009
The earliest Jews in Mexico were likely “conversos” or secret Jews who fled from Spain during the 15th century to escape the forced conversion policies of the Spanish and Portuguese authorities. They traveled to Mexico which was then called Nueva Espagna and began establishing...
The Jews of Russia: Part II
Martin - March 15, 2009
One of the first acts by Lenin in Russia following the Bolshevik Revolution was to establish The Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counterrevolution and Sabotage. It became known as the Cheka and within a very short period of time this organization became of the most powerful and...
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