Jewish history on Wikipedia. Jewish history.San Salvador is also home to about 3,500 Jews, San Salvador has the second largest Jewish community in Central America, Tthe Jewish community is still robust, but less so since the 1980s, as a large number of them left with the start of the Salvadoran Civil War. Many Jews migrated to El Salvador during World War II due to the work of José Castellanos Contreras, the Salvadoran diplomatic Consul General in Geneva, Switzerland, who helped a Jewish-Hungarian businessman named Gyorgy Mandl. He later adopted the name George Mantello) save up to 40,000 Jews in Central Europe from Nazi persecution by giving them Salvadoran nationality papers. [Feb 2016]
Reconsitution of Jewish community in other parts of El Salvador
Jewish links [Feb 2016]
Comunidad Israelita de El Salvador
Address:23 Avenida NorteAptdo.
Comunidad Israelita de El Salvador, 23 Avenida Nort, Aptdo. 82. San Salvador, Tel: 503 263 8074 Fax: 503 2215264. French Jews, mostly Alsatians, settled ihere during the second half of the 19th century. La Comunidad Israelita de El Salvador, its cemetery, and synagogue date from 1944, 1945, and 1950 respectively El Salvador was home to 300 Jews in 1969 and 120 in 2008. [July 2009]
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