Re: Who lived in the shtetls? #general


Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Ann Rabinowitz" <annrab@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
Shtetls were units of economic activity on land owned by the nobles,
magnates or the church of the country. They drew skilled artisans,
merchants, and others who were able to manage the fiscal life of the area
for the nobles, magnates or the church.
snip

See http://home.btclick.com/polishembassy/news/news_25_11_04.html
"The Shtetl: Myth and Reality, Then and Now" a conference with opening
remarks by the Polish Ambassador to the UK.

He says that the shtetl was a place where Jews lived alongside
Christians - they consisted of two groups of poor people - Orthodox Jews
and pre-modern peasants.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN
(Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)

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