http://www.geocities.com/bargfamily/argentina.html is an excellent overview of Entre Rios and the Jewish experience in Argentina.  Entre Rios is a province of Argentina with the following colonies/towns: Avigdor, Clara, Curbelo and Moss, Dora, Leonard Cohen, Lopez y Berro, Louis Oungre, Lucienville, Mauricio, Moises Ville, Montefiore, Paimar-Yatay, San Antonio, and Santa Isabel.
Video [June 2009]
UPDATE: Photos of Repetir cemetery One of the tragic and fascinating stories found here. One family was killed by wild gauchos and buried all together with the same tombstone. Another is the grave of a young handsome man poisoned by a non-Jewish man, who liked the Jewish man's girlfriend. A little chair was built on his tombstone where supposedly his lover cried for the rest of her life. [August 2002] ("The province with all shades of green")
UPDATE: In 1895, 64% of Argentina's Jewish population lived in Entre Rios and its agricultural colonies located in the Argentine's eastern region. The Jewish Colonization Association (JCA) founded by Barsn de Hirsch distributed 231,604 hectares to the Jewish immigrants over many colonies and settlements, now mostly abandoned. Entre Rios' 78,781 sq km was largely Jewish. The western part of the province includes the mostly German Avigdor, Villa Alcaraz, Leonardo Cohen, and Louis Oungre colonies. Along the center are Moises Ville in Santa Fe province and Carlos Casares in Buenos Aires province as well as Lucienville (now Basavilbaso) and Clara, Villa Dominguez, San Gregorio, Ingeniero Sajaroff, Carmel, and Villa Clara (also see Villaguay.) In the east are the remains of seven colonies that grew rice near the city of San Salvador. Website: http://www.entrerios.gov.ar/er/localidad/s.htm [December 2003] Link no longer available. [November 2005]
Some of the cemeteries and tombstones on the Old Jewish Trail. Photographs by Daniel Teveles, 2002
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