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The Jews of Moldova, 1998

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Publication Date: September 1998

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Betsy Gidwitz

Series: The Jerusalem Letter, no.390

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (History)

Keywords: International Relations; Jewish identification; Demography; FSU

Type: Report

Abstract:

The author reviews the postwar history of Moldova up to 1998, the and the contemporary situation of Moldova's (estimated) 30,000 Jews. The author explains that the Jewish community of Moldova is more conscious of its heritage and history than Jews of other post-Soviet states, mostly because Moldova was integrated into the Soviet Union relatively late (1940). She outlines the state of Jewish institutions, Jewish education, and Israel-related activity in Moldova.