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Diaspora

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Department
Geography
Course
GPHY 101
Professor
Anne M C Godlewska
Semester
Winter

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DIASPORA - Collective trauma and banishment; longing for home and homeland - Each Diaspora is unique - No Diaspora is uniform - Diasporas are also about cultural memory of the event - Ex: slaves, Jews, Brits moving, Chinese railroad, Indian trading, Caribbean indigenious people wiped out by immigrants (cultural) Jewish Diaspora - Over 2500 years of exile - First Jewish exile - the Babylonian exile o Integration into rich and alien culture o Torah and Talmud developed o Jews th Egypt, Turkey, Asia Minor o By 4 century BCE, more Jews outside than in Israel - Second Jewish Exile- destruction of temple of Jerusalem by the Romans o Anti-Semitism o Emperor Constantine makes Xianity sole religion o Germans and Holocaust o Russian Pogroms The Holocaust o Between 5 and 7 million Jews were killed o Creation of the state of Israel (1948) and Zio
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