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Bello, n .d ., 1986?) which p re sen ts do cum en ts fo r a b iog raphy
o f Francisco M a ldonado d e Silva; an d
Judios en el Peru durante
el siglo XIX
(Santiago: U n ive rs idad d e Chile, 1985), which lists
nam es an d re p ro d u c e s d o cum en ts an d p h o to g rap h s p e r ta in in g
to th a t popu la tion .
Un til recen tly , d em o g rap h ic d a ta fo r LAJ were ex trem e ly
sparse. D a ting f rom th e ir p io n e e r in g work on the 1960 A rg e n ­
tine n a tiona l census,
Demography of theJews o f Argentina and other
countries of Latin America
(H eb rew , T e l Aviv: T e l Aviv University,
1974), U .O .Schm elz an d Serg io D e llaPergo la have succeeded
in estab lish ing realistic p o p u la tion d a ta which a re p re sen ted in
consecutive issues o f
American Jewish Year Book
(New York:
Am erican Jew ish Comm ittee , especially “T h e D em og raphy o f
Latin Am e r ican J ew ry ” in Vol. 85, 1985, pp . 51-104). Add itiona l
d a ta a re b ro u g h t fo rw a rd in DellaPergo la’s “D em og raph ic
T r e n d s o f Latin Am e rican J ew ry ,” C h a p te r 6 o f
The Jewish Pres­
ence in Latin America.
R ecen t books th a t focus on th e imm ig ra tion process inc lude
Haim Avni’s encycloped ic
Argentina y la historia de la inmigracion
judia, 1810-1950
(Jerusa lem : M agnes Press and Buenos Aires:
AM IA C om u n id ad d e Buenos A ires, 1983; available in Spanish
and H ebrew ); an d Leon T r a h tem b e rg S id e re r ’s carefu lly c ra f t­
ed
La inmigracion judia al Peru, 1848-1948
(Lima: by the au th o r ,
1987). N o t to be ove rlooked is th e e legan t pho to a lbum ,
Pioneros
de la Argentina, los inmigrantes judios,
ed. M arta W o lff (Buenos
Aires: M an r ique Zago, 1982), c ap tion ed in bo th Span ish and
English.
An increasing ly p o p u la r fo rm a t involves the collection o f life
h istories from e lderly imm ig ran ts . N o tew o rthy am ong these col­
lections a re
Integracion y marginalidad: Historias de vidas de
inmigrantes judios en la Argentina,
ed ited an d with an in trodu c tion
by social an th ro p o lo g is t Sara Itz igsohn (Buenos Aires: Editorial
Pardes, 1985). T h e C lub H eb ra ica o f Buenos Aires, which sp o n ­
sors “th i rd ag e ” activities, has issued
Rescate de la herencia cultural
(Buenos Aires: Sociedad H eb ra ica A rg en tin a , 1982). A sim ilar
g ro u p p ro jec t fo r th e e lde rly led to pub lica tion o f T e re sa
Porzecanski, ed .
Historias de vida de inmigrantes judios al Uruguay
(Montevideo: C om u n id ad Israe lita del U ruguay , 1986).
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