German SIG #Germany Re: Old words for old German occupations - notes and more thanks #germany

Roger Lustig

In the context of Jewish vital records a "Gemeindediener" is most likely
to be a beadle or shammes or some other employee of the *Jewish* community.

Yes, a "Scharfrichter" is an executioner.

"Hirten" is the possessive of "Hirt", i.e., shepherd. Similarly,
"Praezeptor", "Postillion", "Partikulier".

"Arme" is probably the feminine singular: a poor woman. Best,

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA Research coordinator, GerSIG

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