Jewish Immigration to the American Continent

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Toktaş Ş., Kılınç F. R.

Göç Araştırmaları Dergisi, vol.4, no.1, pp.30-64, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: Göç Araştırmaları Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.30-64
  • Police Academy Affiliated: No


This study investigates the migration of the Jews from the Ottoman Empire from the 1860s onward and from modern Turkey to the American continent. It provides a picture of the process of Jewish migration to and Jewish integration in the destination countries in the continent. Country-by-country analyses of the integration processes and the profile of immigrants disclose parallels and differences of the integration of Jewish people in different countries in the American continent. The article finds that Jewish immigrants established communities around religious, educational, and philanthropic organizations that facilitated the preservation of their distinct culture and their integration in the host nations.