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Other attempts

March 12 2012 at 6:38 PM
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There has been other attempts to create a Jewish state. The French government in the 1930s wanted to create a Jewish state in Argentina, Uganda, Madagascar, ... among others.

One only succeeded to a certain extent, Birobidjan, an autonomous territory of the Soviet Union, along the Amur river, in Siberia. Birobidjan was established as the Autonomous Jewish Republic in 1934. Not only Russian jews went there. there has ben an enthusiasm from Jews ill over the world to have a land, so some went there from Argentina, EUrope, the US, etc. Of course, after a SIberian winter, all those who could left. Nowadays, there are still some Jews in Birobdjan, generally estimated at 8,000 people, and Yiddish is still the official language of the Territory along with Russian.


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  1. Re: Other attempts - Nat on Mar 12, 2012
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