JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jews in the Liquor Industry #general

Martin Green <btestware@...>

There was a recent discussion in this group about
the role of Jews in the liquor industry in the old
country. Beer and alcohol were indeed very much
Jewish-dominated business in much of Russia. The
memoirs of Yekhezkel Kotik contain many anecdotes
about Jews in the liquor business. There is a complete
English translation of Kotik's memoirs available on the
internet, done by Dutch translator Lucas Bruyn It
is a fascinating book full of stories about Jewish life
in White Russia, Poland and the Ukraine in the late
19th century. If anyone is interested, they can email
me privately and I would be glad to send them the link.

Martin Green

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