From Novo Russia to Jewish Farmers in Brazil

The owner of this blog, me, Merrie Blocker, a semiretired U.S. diplomat is  translating Uma Clara Manha de Abril (On a Clear April Morning), the story of southern Ukrainian Jews in the extreme south of Brazil. After originally being settled by the Czars on lands in the Ukraine that were captured by the Russians from the Ottoman Empire, these Jews emigrated to farms in  Brazil with the help of the Jewish Colonization Association which was founded by Baron Hirsch.

For lots of information on this intriguing historical moment, click on On a Clear April Morning AFTERWORD with notes and references  to download the twelve page historical afterword I wrote to accompany the translation. It includes a lengthy bibliography of books, articles and archival records with works in English, Portuguese and French.