Colonization
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Between the early 19th century and the middle of the 20th century a large number of Jewish agricultural colonies existed within the Russian Pale of Settlement and later in the Soviet Union, as well as outside of Europe. The transfer of Jewish settlers into rural regions was a measure which had the aim of changing their professional structure and also to provide an alternati…

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Schenkolewski-Kroll, Silvia, “Colonization”, 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 18 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0414>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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