The Pride of Argentina: the Jewish Town of Moisés Ville

Resource Kit by
Miriam Taub, Alexis Aaeng

Module Content



After years of facing persecution and anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe, Jews began immigrating en masse to different parts of the world in the late nineteenth century. One such place was Moisés Ville, Argentina. Jews first arrived in Moisés Ville in 1889 aboard the SS Weser from Ukraine. From there, the immigrants created a lively and vibrant Jewish community that became the center of Jewish life in South America. This kit provides resources to help teachers teach about the immigration to and assimilation of Jews in Argentina, the challenges they faced, and about Moisés Ville’s unique culture as a city. 

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