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Jewish Savanna
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An agricultural settlement in the interior of Suriname, which was established in the 17th century in the course of the colonization of America by Portuguese Sephardic Jews from the Caribbean and Brazil. A plantation-based economy and slave ownership made the Jewish Savanna one of the most profitable colonies in the Americas and bestowed considerable prosperity to the Jewish plantat…

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Studemund-Halévy, Michael, “Jewish Savanna”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0360>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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