By Gur Alroey
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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Bread to Eat and Clothes to Wear: Letters from Jewish Migrants in the Early Twentieth Century by Gur Alroey