How much did a shojet (ritual slaughterer) earn in Galitzia in 1900 ? #galicia


Alberto Guido Chester
 

My grandfather, his father and his grandfather were shojets in Rogatyn, Galitzia from about 1850 to 1928.
 
Their only abundance was poverty, family lore says.
 
How did a shochet earn a living? As an employee of the kahal ? Sometimes acting as a mohel also?
 
How did other religious personnel earn their living?
 
I am looking for any kind of information, either novels or memories or scholarly works about the socio economic oranziation of Polish shtetls. 
 
Thanks for any thoughts and suggestions by private Email to  <agchester@...>.

Alberto Guido Chester,   Buenos Aires, Argentina    <agchester@...>
 
 

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