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I. General – II. Judaism

I. General

Exile (Lat. exilium or exul) refers to the state-organized and politically, religiously, or ethnically motivated expulsion of people from their homeland or their forced resettlement in a land that they often would not have freely chosen as a place of refuge. The politically powerful have forced people into exile in all periods of history. The total dictatorships of the 20th century and the policy of so-called ethnic clea…

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Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm and Dan, Joseph, “Exile”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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