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Likewise, until the 1990s, scholars have also been reluctant to systematically compare ethnic German diasporas and their privileged immigration to Germany with Jewish diasporas and their ‘return’ to Israel,16 not to mention ethnic Russians living in the Baltics, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and so on, and their eventual resettlement in Russia. The burdensome historical legacies of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, namely German and Russian anti-Semitism, Nazi rule and the Holocaust, Soviet nationality policy and Stalinist repression, deportation and genocide have prevented us for a long time from systematically looking at these similarities.
The conclusion is that these trends will continue undeterred in the foreseeable future. The second element is that with the exception of some authoritarian regimes, such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait or Iraq (which during the Gulf War had expelled the Yemeni, Palestinian and Egyptian incipient diasporas that had begun to emerge in these host countries), the chances of massive expulsions of members of incipient diasporas or established diasporas have been considerably reduced. Consequently, when thinking about their future, potential migrants speculate that the chances for permanent settlement and establishment of diasporas are good, and the possibility of forced large-scale repatriation are slim.
De/ethnic. 2 See Diaspora. A Journal of Transnational Studies, edited by Khachig Tölölyan, who founded the journal in 1991. 3 ‘Russian’ Jews is used in this introduction as well as in many chapters of this volume as a general term characterizing all Jews living in Tsarist Russia, the Soviet Union and its successor states as well as Jews who migrated from the USSR or one of its successor states to Israel, the United States or Germany. Although it is geographically disputable, the use of this term can be justified by the high degree of assimilation of Jews in the former Soviet Union and its successor states into Russian culture and language.