Birobidzhan
(3,415 words)

Region in the far-eastern administrative district of what is now the Russian Federation that was declared a Jewish Autonomous Oblast of the Soviet Union in 1934. The project of a socialist Jewish state in Birobidzhan arose from Soviet national policy, but in the end it was unsuccessful. During the great purges of the mid-1930s, the influx of Jewish immigrants d…

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Antje Kuchenbecker, Silver Spring, “Birobidzhan”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 24 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0103>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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