Re: Why Alabama? #usa #lithuania


David Cherson
 

Jews were drawn to the south for the same reasons that Jews were drawn to other areas of the country (i.e., not NYC).  Whether it be business or work opportunities.  You can study the emigration patterns of people who had relatives and/or incentives to understand just how people did emigrate.
 
One business that many Jews in the South did engage in is the dry goods business.  I recall Soupy Sales (Milton Supman) telling the joke that his dad had outfitted all of the Klan in North Carolina with white sheets.

David Cherson

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