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Jewish Bialystok and Its Diaspora

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The mass migration of East European Jews and their resettlement in cities throughout Europe, the United States, Argentina, the Middle East and Australia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries not only transformed the demographic and cultural centers of world Jewry, it also reshaped Jews' understanding and performance of their diasporic identities. Rebecca Kobrin's study ...more
Paperback, 380 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Indiana University Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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Just a brilliant book. It incredibly readable for an academic book, and brilliantly illustrates the way in which migrant communities in the US, Australia and Argentina kept the idea of Jewish Bialystok alive.
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“Textile manufacturing was introduced to the city's economy by settlers from Prussia in the early nineteenth century. Around 18oo, several German industrialists established factories that catered primarily to an upscale market, producing only high-quality expensive woolen fabrics for wealthy customers.” 0 likes
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