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Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, constituted the most important center of German-speaking Jewish emigration in Latin America in the 1930s and 1940s, alongside Buenos Aires​. Between 1933 and 1945, several thousand Jews from Central Europe found refuge in South America's smallest country. The reasons for this can be found in the comparatively generous immigration laws, which unlike those of other Latin…

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Wegner, Sonja, “Montevideo”, 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 05 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0556>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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