Bread to Eat and Clothes to Wear: Letters from Jewish by Gur Alroey PDF

By Gur Alroey

ISBN-10: 0814335195

ISBN-13: 9780814335192

among 1875 and 1924, greater than 2.7 million Jews from jap Europe left their domestic international locations within the hopes of escaping monetary subjugation and non secular persecution and growing larger lives in another country. even supposing many stories have addressed how those hundreds of thousands of fellows, ladies, and youngsters have been absorbed into their vacation spot international locations, little or no has been written at the strategy of identifying emigrate. In Bread to consume and garments to put on: Letters from Jewish Migrants within the Early 20th Century, writer Gur Alroey fills this hole via contemplating letters written through jap ecu Jews embarking on their migration.

Alroey starts off with a accomplished advent that describes the level and specific features of Jewish migration in this interval, discusses the institution of immigrant details bureaus, and analyzes a number of the particular features of migration which are mirrored within the letters. within the moment a part of the booklet, Alroey interprets and annotates sixty six letters from japanese eu Jews contemplating migration. From the letters, readers study firsthand of the migrants’ worry of constructing a call; their wish for recommendation and knowledge sooner than they took the fateful step; the gnawing nervousness of ladies whose husbands had already sailed for the US and who have been ready impatiently for a price ticket to affix them; girls whose husbands had disappeared in the United States and had damaged off touch with their households; pogroms (documented in actual time); and the stumbling blocks and hardships with a view to the port of go out, as defined by means of those that had already set out.

Through the letters in Bread to devour and garments to put on readers will persist with the dilemmas and predicaments of the standard Jewish migrant, the problems of migration, and the adjustments that it caused in the Jewish kinfolk. students of Jewish experiences and people drawn to American and eu background will savour this landmark volume.

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