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The Jewish press and periodicals of Europe in the nineteenth century played a major role in acquainting the world Jewry with Iranian Jews and their hardships. This section, which consists of excerpts from the report of the Board of Deputies of British Jews published in London shortly after the cessation of the Great Famine, provides important and detailed information on the leading role played by British Jewry in the general campaign to extend emergency relief to Irans famine-stricken Jewish communities during the years 1871-2. It chronicles the events both inside Iran and in Britain that led to the emergence of the latter relief campaign and the establishment of the specific Persian Famine Relief Fund by the members of the Board of Deputies of British Jews in London. The section also contains one version of the events in the community of Hamadan during the months of SeptemberOctober 1892.

Keywords: British Jews; famine-stricken Jewish communities; Hamadan; Iranian Jews; Jewish press; Persian Famine Relief Fund



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