Jewish gauchos is a common name for Jewish immigrants that settled in fertile regions of Argentina, typically in "agricultural colonies". These colonies were mostly established by the Jewish Colonization Association of Paris (of which the Baron Maurice de Hirsch and the Baroness de Hirsch were the founders and practically the sole stockholders), which purchased the land and arranged the entrance of Russian refugees. One such colony is Colonia Lapin located in the Province of Buenos Aires. Most of these immigrants were from Podolia and Bessarabia, in Imperial Russia.
The first eight Jewish families arrived in Argentina in October 1888. In August 1889, 824 Jewish immigrants arrived from Russia on the steamer "Weser", and settled in the Moiseville colony (today the town of Moises Ville) in the province of Santa Fe.
Jewish agricultural colonies in the Russian Empire
Agricultural colonies in the Argentine Republic (Argentina)
Jewish Colonization Association
Hirsch, Clara de (Baroness de Hirsch-Gereuth)
Hirsch, Baron Maurice de
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