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An Unpromising Land: Jewish Migration to Palestine in the Early Twentieth Century

Gur Alroey


The Jewish migration at the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth was one of the dramatic events that changed the Jewish people in modern times beyond recognition. Millions of Jews sought to escape the stressful conditions of their daily lives in Eastern Europe and find a better future for themselves and their families in one of the countries of immigration overseas. The vast majority of the Jewish emigrants went to the United States; others, in much smaller numbers, reached Argentina, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. From the beginning of the twentieth century until ... More

Keywords: Jewish migration, Eastern European Jewry, Palestine, Zionism, Jewish nationalism, migration policy, Russian Empire, Ottoman Empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804789325
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804789325.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gur Alroey, author