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Presenter: Rose Feldman, Garri Regev
The term aliaya in Biblical times refers to going up to Eretz Israel from Egypt. Now it refers to immigration to Eretz Israel from all over the world. This lecture will review the various waves of immigration, starting with the Prushim in 19th century, and documentation found. The following databases dealing with immigration are available online in the IGRA collection: Ruslan Passenger List 19 Dec 1919, Third Aliyah: Dec 1919-Apr 1921, Exiled to Palestine: The Emigration of Zionist Convicts from the Soviet Union, 1924-1934, List of Farmers from Galicia Requesting Aliyah 1935, Swiss Aliyah Requests 1945, Lists of Immigrants from Hungary 1947, There are a number of databases that deal with illegal immigration to Palestine based on documents from archives in Israel and around the world.