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Johannesburg
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Jews began to settle in South Africa in the early 19th century; the first immigrants, most of whom came from Germany and Great Britain, were drawn to the Cape Province. Due to the discovery of substantial gold deposits on the Witwatersrand ridge in 1886, the focus of Jewish settlement shifted to Johannesburg, where the majority of South African Jews resides until today. From the beginning, Jews have made signific…

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Shain, Milton, “Johannesburg”, 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_0361>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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