Escaping pogroms and persecution in Eastern Europe, these Jewish immigrants help build the population base for the vibrant Argentinian-Jewish community, whose establishment is marked by the first Jewish wedding in Buenos Aires in 1860. Between 1906-1920, roughly 10,000 Jews immigrate to Argentina annually, and by 1920, there are more than 160,000 Jews throughout the country. At its peak in the 1960s, the Jewish population in Argentina numbers close to 310,000. In 2013 it is roughly 250,000.
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