Russian Jews<br />Dennis Juhasz and Zach Freed<br />
A little background<br />Russia, early as 1400s<br />Except for the 15th and early 16th century, there has pretty much alw...
Leaving Russia<br />There were many reasons the Jewish population decreased in the 20th century, but immigration was the l...
Immigration Act of 1924<br />This was a federal law enacted to limit the number of immigrants of each country to 2% of the...
In the United States<br />Many of the new immigrants became shop owners and vendors.<br />Many of those who came to the US...
Jewish Population by State<br />This is a modern day estimate, but the figures are representative of the immigration <br /...
The largest country in terms of area at 6,592,771 sq miles<br />Occupies  most of eastern Europe and north Asia.<br />Dive...
Map<br />
Synagogues are a large part of Jewish faith and bring the community together.<br />It is estimated that there are currentl...
Synagogue membership grew from 20% in the 1920 to 60% in the 1960.<br />Due to the ever increasing numbers of Jewish membe...
During the American Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant issued an order expellingJews from the areas under his control.<br...
Henry Ford publicly blamed the Jews for provoking incidents of mass violence in the 1920’s.<br />From 1979 to 1989, the An...
Some Notable Facts<br />The Warner Bros. were Russian Jewish immigrants that changed their names.<br />Around the 1920s th...
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  1. 1. Russian Jews<br />Dennis Juhasz and Zach Freed<br />
  2. 2. A little background<br />Russia, early as 1400s<br />Except for the 15th and early 16th century, there has pretty much always been reports of anti-semitism<br />In the 19th century there were triumphs with worse downfall – <br />allowed to join military (1820s)<br />depending on the Tsar, anti-semitism and restrictions increased<br />
  3. 3. Leaving Russia<br />There were many reasons the Jewish population decreased in the 20th century, but immigration was the leading cause (before the Holocaust)<br />Anti-semitism was the main reason<br />Economic prosperity was second, then social acceptance<br />The U.S. was much more accepting of different cultures – “the Melting Pot”<br />Before immigration, South Carolina had the largest Jewish population. Later, New York had the largest.<br />
  4. 4. Immigration Act of 1924<br />This was a federal law enacted to limit the number of immigrants of each country to 2% of the immigrants already present in the US per year.<br />In 1939, 900 Jewish refugees sailed from Hamburg, Germany and were refused by Pres Roosevelt to land in the US.<br />Many of these Jews ended up back in the hands of Hitler’s army with grim futures ahead of them. Of the 900, 300 returned to the US alive.<br />This act hampered the immigration of Russian and European Jews, and its impact was felt all the way up to the 1960s.<br />
  5. 5. In the United States<br />Many of the new immigrants became shop owners and vendors.<br />Many of those who came to the US had no choice but to leave Russia or Germany after the war<br />“The Day the Rabbis Marched”<br />Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of NY Times during the Holocaust, censored a lot of the Holocaust. Created inequality for Jews living in the states at the time.<br />
  6. 6. Jewish Population by State<br />This is a modern day estimate, but the figures are representative of the immigration <br />era numbers.<br />
  7. 7. The largest country in terms of area at 6,592,771 sq miles<br />Occupies most of eastern Europe and north Asia.<br />Diverse Topography: from tundra to grassland to semi-desert<br />Bordered by China, North Korea, Norway, Poland etc.<br />Lowest point: Caspian Sea (92 feet)<br />Highest point: Mount Elbrus (17,920 feet)<br />Geography<br />
  8. 8. Map<br />
  9. 9. Synagogues are a large part of Jewish faith and bring the community together.<br />It is estimated that there are currently a ~700,000 Russian-Jewish population in the United States.<br />Large pockets of Russian-Jewish communities located in Brooklyn NY, as well as Northeast Philadelphia and Northern New Jersey.<br />Synagogues<br />
  10. 10. Synagogue membership grew from 20% in the 1920 to 60% in the 1960.<br />Due to the ever increasing numbers of Jewish membership, Synagogues continue to be built to provide a haven for the community.<br />Synagogues (cont.)<br />
  11. 11. During the American Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant issued an order expellingJews from the areas under his control.<br />The lynching of Leo Frank, a Jewish businessman, by a mob of citizens in Georgia led to the creation of the Anti-Defamation League in 1913.<br />Antisemitism<br />
  12. 12. Henry Ford publicly blamed the Jews for provoking incidents of mass violence in the 1920’s.<br />From 1979 to 1989, the Anti-Defamation League recorded more than 6,400 acts of vandalism, bombings, arsons, and cemetery desecrations against people of Jewish faith.<br />There are still many antisemitic organizations around today such as the KKK, the American Nazis, and the Aryan-White Resistance who continue to add to the list of attacks on Jewish faith. <br />Antisemitism (cont.)<br />
  13. 13. Some Notable Facts<br />The Warner Bros. were Russian Jewish immigrants that changed their names.<br />Around the 1920s the word Jewish grew to mean a religion, and a population.<br />Not until after the war did Jewish really refer to a population.<br />Touro Synagogue, Providence RI. Oldest synagogue in the US.<br />The Jewish “banker” stereotype comes from the late 19th century. There were several businessmen and accountants that were Jewish and successful.<br />

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