Akiva Ettinger, 1872-1945

Belarus-born agricultural settlement leader Ettinger encouraged Jewish families to live on the land outside capitalist society. He served as director general of the Jewish Colonization Association in South America and in a leadership role for the Jewish National Fund’s land acquisitions in Palestine. He helped form the Zion Mule Corps. He was part of Va’ad Leumi (Jewish National Council). He led swamp-draining and forest projects.

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