East European jewish migration: Inside and outside

Jonathan Dekel-Chen*

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This introductory article provides an overview of modern Jewish migration from Eastern Europe. It engages the foundational historiography of the field and explores intersections of Jewish migration with general migration theory. In addition to framing the six articles in this special collection, this essay presents longue dureé factors linking today's post-Soviet diaspora communities on three continents with social and political trends beginning in the late nineteenth century and during the interwar period and postwar periods.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)154-170
Number of pages17
JournalEast European Jewish Affairs
StatePublished - 2 Sep 2014

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  • Eastern Europe
  • Jewish
  • Migration
  • Russia
  • diaspora
  • historiography
  • post-Soviet


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