Worlds Apart: The Re-Migration of South African Jews

Worlds Apart: The Re-Migration of South African Jews

Donald Heisel, Professor of Sociology at Fordham University, reviews Worlds Apart: The Re-Migration of South African Jews. The book is about the Litvaks– 40,000 Jews of Lithuanian and Latvian origin– who migrated to South Africa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the beginning the Litvaks enjoyed privileges in employment available only to whites, but after WWII they were subjected to anti-Semitic views and in the 1960’s interracial tensions grew. Between 1970 and 2000, 50,000 Jews migrated to Australia, and a small number to New Zealand.

Read the book review at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2008.001154.x/full

Publication Part Of International Migration Review
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Book by Colin Tatz, Peter Arnold, Gillian Heller
Reviewed by Donald Heisel, Fordham University

Journal International Migration Review
Date of Publication Spring 2009
Pages 230-231
DOI 10.1111/j.1747-7379.2008.001154.x
Volume 43
Issue Number 1

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