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Entre Rios is another province where Jewish settlers established themselves, with 11 Jewish colonies in total.
At the turn of the 20th century another wave of immigration diversified the community, with Sephardic Jews arriving from Turkey and North Africa.
In the 20th century Jewish immigration to Argentina peaked following both world wars and the Holocaust.
Following the Second World War at least 180 Nazis were permitted to enter Argentina.
As can be evidenced at , the only of its kind in South America, Argentina essentially closed its doors to Jewish immigration beginning in 1938 and stamped the passports of Jews with the Star of David.
Publicly, Perón also expressed sympathy for Jewish rights.
The intended name for the colony was in Hebrew, Upon learning about the wretched living conditions, the wealthy German philanthropist, Baron Maurice Hirsch, set up the Jewish Colonization Association to help the pioneers buy land and tools.
At one point the association owned 600,000 hectares of land.