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Persecution of the Jews in Russia 1881
Spottiswoode & Co.
This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
31,  pp., 214:138 mm., light age staining, as issued.
Reprint of The Times article on the persecution of Russian Jews with additional map and tanulated statement. The article reviews the intolerable conditions of Jews in the Russian Pale of Settlement. Appears to be the work of the Russo-Jewish Committee for Relief of Jewish Refugees (London, 1882) which was organized to deal with the large-scale influx of immigrants after the outbreak of pogroms in 1881 and the May Day Laws of 1882. The Committee required funds for settling a number of refugees in England and making it possible for a larger number to migrate to the United States and Canada. Other funds were raised by the Russo-Jewish Committee in cooperation with the Board of Jewish Guardians to deal with immigrants who settled in London. In 1891, with the outbreak of pogroms in Russia, funds especially raised for immigrant work were virtually exhausted. Another meeting was convened at the Guildhall and $486,000 were donated to be used primarily but not exclusively for sending Jews westward, ICA provided additional resources to assist the Russo-Jewish Relief Committee, principally for the resettlement of immigrants in countries on both the North and South American continents.
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