Re: German Jews vs. Russian Jews #general


Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Ah, yes, my Mother often told us how she moved up in the world-she was of
Russian Jewish parents but married a man with German and (even better)
Sephardic genealogy.

Her Father's whole family was very status concious-who you married and
where you lived. How much your house cost. These were Almost as important
as who you married.

Remember, German Jews were often (not always of course) earlier in this
country, better off, and more cultured in a secular sense. A Russian Jew
might be more traditional and look down on this, or he might try to emulate
the wonderful German Jews!

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY

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