Today in History: Empress Elizabeth Expelled Jews from Russia

Today in History: Empress Elizabeth Expelled Jews from Russia

On December 1st, 1742, Elizabeth-the-first ordered the expulsion of all Jews in Russia. 

Several years before that, Empress Catherine had already thrown the Jews out but it is unclear to what extent it was implemented.

Elizabeth applied the policy more strictly and according to one report, 35,000 Jews were expelled between 1742 and 1753. Unfortunately, this act of hatred is only one of the many atrocities committed against the Jewish nation over the years.


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