Re: Troedeljude - Sackjude #germany


Alan Ehrlich
 

"[...] a translation >from German to English for words like Sackjude or
Troedeljude ?

A Troedeljude was a Jew who bought and sold "pre-owned" (used) items... a
second-hand goods dealer.

In a pre-mass consumption era, goods >from most product categories typically
were successively re-owned and reused, whether within the circle of family
and friends, or outright. Comparable markets today might include used cars,
thrift shops and national (even international) used goods franchises.

Alan Ehrlich. Geneva, Switzerland alan.ehrlich@ehrlich-online.com

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