The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country is south-central Africa. The territory was initially administered, in two parts, by the British South African Company, the western part known as North-Western Rhodesia from 1891 and the eastern part known as North-Eastern Rhodesia from 1899. In 1911 the two parts were amalgamated to form Northern Rhodesia. In 1924, administration passed to the UK and the territory formally became a British protectorate. From 1953 to 1963, Northern Rhodesian was one of the three constituent territories of the semi-independent white-ruled Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. The Federation was dissolved on December 31, 1963 and Northern Rhodesia achieved independence as the Republic of Zambia in July 1964.
THE JEWISH COMMUNITY
"Nearly all the Jews in Zambia live in Lusaka. The community is composed of a core of settlers with roots in the country going back to the turn of the century and of a number of Israelis and other foreigners presently working in Zambia. The early Jewish pioneers actively developed the cattle and ranching trade, as well as the country's first iron foundries. " Council for Zambian Jewry, PO Box 30089, Lusaka 10101, Tel. 260 1 229 556, Fax. 260 1 223 798. Source: Virtual Jerusalem. [October 2000]
The Zambian Copperbelt was an important copper mining and trading area where many Litvaks originally emigrated to from 1880. Approximately 35 Jews live mainly in Lusaka. The Jews of Zambia Project aims at recording the History of the Jews of Zambia.
History. [August 2009]