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Emancipation & Poverty: The Ashkenazi Jews of Amsterdam

Authors: Sonnenberg-Stern, K.

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This book is the first comprehensive study examining the impact of emancipation on the lives of Amsterdam's Jews. The enactment of equality in 1796 failed to provide these Jews with similar rights and opportunities as the non-Jews; two-thirds of Amsterdam's Jewish community remained poor for much of the nineteenth century. Even though the declaration of emancipation should have provided the Jews with legal and social equality, the Dutch authorities continued to retain their perception of the Jews as a separate and different group of predominantly uncultured paupers and never made it their priority to remove all restrictive measures.

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Karina Sonnenberg-Stern is currently researching the experience of German Jewish refugee women in Britain during the 1940s.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emancipation & Poverty: The Ashkenazi Jews of Amsterdam
Authors
Series Title
St Antony's Series
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-333-98536-6
DOI
10.1057/9780333985366
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 236
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