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Today in Jewish History - September 11 / Elul 11

1891 September 11, JEWISH COLONIAL ASSOCIATION (France-England)

Edmond De Rothschild
Was officially established by Baron de Hirsch. Other shareholders included, among others, Rothschild, Cassel, and Goldsmid. De Hirsh himself donated two million pounds and incorporated the Association in London. His plan was to promote migration of Russian and European Jews and settle them in agricultural areas in countries around the world.


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