|"Every house in Novozlotopol had
a picture of Baron de Hirsch who supported the establishment of Jewish
Colonies in the Ukraine..." -Memoirs of Bill Comisarow"
|Hirsch, Maurice, baron de
bärôN´ d hrsh) (KEY) ,
1831–96, German Jewish financier and philanthropist. The benefactor of
numerous organizations and causes, his most ambitious project was the
Jewish Colonization Association (1891), an organization designed to
facilitate the emigration of Jews from Russia to colonies in North and
South America. He formulated this colonization plan after the Russian
government had refused his offer of $10 million for the establishment
of proper educational conditions for Jews in that country. "
|Courtesy of: The Columbia
Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Copyright © 2001 Columbia University
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