Belarus SIG #Belarus RE:Belarus & NYC landsmanschaftn #belarus

Jules Feldman

In response to David Passman's query about Landsmanschaftn, I would like to
refer those interested in the topic to the book by Daniel Soyer "Jewish
Immigrant Associations and American Identity in New York, 1880-1939"
Soyer shows that there was not a full and exclusive connection between place
of origin and membership in a landsmanschaft. 2 major functions of many or
most landsmanschaft were medical insurance and burial services and these
often attracted others who may not have been >from the place of origin but
were close to members of the landsmanschaft.
Jules Feldman
Yizreel, Israel

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