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For many years if was known by New Yorkers S the rag business.
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From: Mark Halpern <mark@...>
Date: 7/25/20 10:17 AM (GMT-05:00)
Cc: Phil Karlin <philk@...>
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] What's a Cutter? #usa #general
Many Jewish immigrants during that period took jobs as a cutter. My father's first job was as a cutter in 1921. A cutter is a person who cuts fabric. I would refer to this business as the "Shmatah" or clothing business.
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey