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From: Gary Martens <>
Subject: Re: [GV] JEWISH emigrants to Russia ?
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 15:01:35 -0600
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>From Fred Koch's book "The Volga Germans - in Russia and the Americas", one
of Katherine the Greats first measures was to undertake a plan to populate
her lower Volga frontier with dependable, permanent settlers who would no
only bring stability to this lawless, undeveloped, and uncharted region,
but also reclaim the vast wasteland.

Twenty-one days after coronation in 1762, she addressed the Senate
authorizing this advisory body to admit into the country all persons who
wanted to settle in Russia - except Jews.

Gary Martens

On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 2:38 PM, Bettye <> wrote:

> This morning at our genealogy study group meeting I was asked if the early
> emigrants from Germany to Russia included Jewish people. Being new to
> this
> research, my response to the question was to say "I do not know but I will
> ask other researchers".
> Did Catherine the Great permit Jewish people to be included in the those to
> came to the Volga area of Russia during the early years of that migration?
> Thanks, Bettye
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