It may be surprising to learn that the first official limitation of Jewish immigration in British history was in 1905. The Aliens Act was passed to contain unrestricted numbers of Eastern European Jews fleeing Tsarist persecution, landing on British soil. These were Ashkenazim. Sephardim also sought safety in Britain after the 1918 break-up of the Ottoman Empire.
Oral Histories: Origins
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