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Madagascar Plan
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In the second half of the 1930s, Polish government circles, with the support of France, developed the project of resettling a majority of Polish Jews on the island of Madagascar. In the background were both Polish ambitions of obtaining a colony and the antisemitism that was widespread in Poland which branded the Jews as an economic burden. After an unsuccessful fact-finding m…

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Tonini, Carla, “Madagascar Plan”, 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 20 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0503>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312



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