Conference Proceeding: The Jews of Iquitos (Peru)

Iquitos, a town located 1,200 miles from Lima - the capital city of Peru - is the world’s largest city that cannot be reached by road. Located in the heart of the Amazonas, Iquitos used to be the home of a Jewish group that travelled from Morrocos to Peru, in search of "a promised better land". This is the fascinating story of these "self-exiles" who migrated to this hidden part of the world pursuing the 19th century rubber boom, their beginnings, their Jewish life, the construction of a Jewish community and their aliya to Israel.