Re: Why St. Louis? #usa


pweinthal
 

I always thought the primary attraction of Saint Louis was the good German beer!

Seriously though, StLC was home to an enormous German community which had a tremendous cultural (and brewing) impact on the area. Members of this forum need to remember that all Germans - Gentile and Jew - were Landsmand in a new land and shared much in common. As with other immigrant groups, people settled where there were others from the same background and language. German Jews emigrated to the US in large numbers starting in the 1840s-50s. Germanic Jews did not segregate themselves. They integrated into StL, started businesses, created communities and Jewish institutions that exist today. This story is true for my ancestors who came to the US in the 19th century.

Pat Weinthal, USA

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