Saturday, April 22, 2006

Jewish Gauchos

Jewish Gauchos magen david
Magen David appears on a poster of the Jewish Gauchos of Argentine.
Photo courtesy of Robert Pollack from Flickr who wrote the following explanation:

[This is] "The program to a museum exhibit on the "Jewish Gauchos," or Jewish agricultural colonists in Argentina in the last years of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th. Some of my ancestors were among them".
Here are some more details: The Jewish Gauchos were Russian refugees who settled in colonies in Entre Rios, Santa Fe and Buenos Aires; these colonies were established by the Baron Maurice de Hirsch.

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