Basavilbaso - Lucienville, Argentina

A Baron Hirsch Settlement in the Province of Entre Rios


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ShtetLinks: Basavilbaso, Argentina


Singer family photo - 1923   Basavilbaso portrait - 1935

Welcome to the ShtetLinks pages for Basavilbaso, Argentina. Basavilbaso is a small agricultural town located in Entre Rios Province about 252km (157 miles) north of Buenos Aires, Argentina.



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Colonies were established by Baron Maurice de Hirsch and the Jewish Colonization Association in the 1890s and settled by emigrants primarily from Kherson and Bessarabia (what is now southern Ukraine and Moldova). Many Jewish families were given the opportunity to escape persecution in their old countries and given a chance to start a new life. It was here that the first agricultural cooperative in South America was formed.

Use the menus to the left to navigate the various pages of this website.  Some pages contain lists of many names of settlers and residents from the area around Basavilbaso.  You can use your Internet browser search on a page by using CTRL-F and entering text you want to search for.

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This website is a work in progress.  The information contained here has been compiled by Yehuda Mathov since 1982.  He is looking to connect with people who have memories, experiences, photos and documents of this Shtetl and would be willing to share.  Please feel free to contact him via email at:

Yehuda Mathov:  mathov@zahav.net.il

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