The Moises Ville collective dairy, mid-1930s. Credit: Jewish Colonization Association photo collection, Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, Jerusalem.

Here's What Happened to the Fantasy of a Jewish Autonomy in Argentina

The area was known as ‘Jerusalem of Argentina.’ Some hoped that Moises Ville would become the hub of an autonomous Jewish district. These days, all that's left are a gravestone maker who has no work, an aging gaucho and, above all, memories

On Baron Hirsch Street in Moises Ville, a small town 600 kilometers north of Buenos Aires, a robust man of 72 is standing amid stacks of old and new bicycle parts. He greets us as we approach, before setting...

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