The Jews of Latin America

By Harry O. Sandberg

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 1918

The author outlines the general situation of Jews in Latin America, including South America, Central America, and the West Indies. He discusses social and economic position, population estimates for cities and countries, ethnicity (Sephardic vs. Ashkenazic), national origin prior to immigration to Latin America, common professional occupations, cultural and religious institutions, and relations with the gentile residents. He describes the specific situation of Jews in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica; Bermuda; the Bahamas; Barbados and Trinidad; Guadalupe and Martinique; Curacao; Surinam (Dutch Guiana); Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands; the Philippines; and the Hawaiian islands, which were not yet a state of the US.

Topic: Culture, Immigration, Employment, Community Development, Professions, Jobs

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Volume/Issue: Vol. 19

Page Number(s): 35-105

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Argentina , Bahamas , Barbados and Trinidad , Bermuda , Bolivia , Brazil , Central America , Chile , Colombia , Cuba , Curacao , Dominican Republic , Guadalupe , Haiti , Hawaii , Jamaica , Martinique , Mexico , North America , Panama , Peru , Puerto Rico , South America , Suriname , The Philippines , United States , Uruguay , Venezuela , Virgin Islands , West Indies

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Sandberg, Harry O. The Jews of Latin America. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 1918: 35-105.


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