American Experience
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Immigrants
808,558

17%

Poland

14%

Germany

13%

Russia

7%

Italy

7%

Sweden

42%

Others

Russia
Many Russian immigrants were Jews who fled the persecutions, known as pogroms, which were prevalent in Russia following the assassination of Czar Nicholas II in 1881. A large population settled around Devon Avenue in East Rogers Park, which is now home to a large South Asian and Indian population.