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New York Jews and the Great Depression

Uncertain Promise (Modern Jewish History)

by Beth S. Wenger

  • 336 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Syracuse University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: from c 1900 -,
  • Jewish studies,
  • Social history,
  • Inter-war period, 1918-1939,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • History: American,
  • Jews In The U.S.,
  • New York - Local History,
  • History,
  • History - U.S.,
  • New York,
  • Jewish - General,
  • United States - 20th Century/Depression,
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • Economic conditions,
  • New York (State),
  • 1929,
  • Depressions,
  • Ethnic relations,
  • Jews,
  • New York (N.Y.)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages269
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8049057M
    ISBN 100815606176
    ISBN 109780815606178


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New York Jews and the Great Depression by Beth S. Wenger Download PDF EPUB FB2

"New York Jews and the Great Depression is an important contribution to the study of twentieth century American life because it deals with a period that has been documented largely in terms of political organization and crisis, rather than in terms of the everyday life and culture of Jews.

The hardship that the Great Depression caused for synagogues and other Jewish institutions; I have always taken the financial stability of Jewish institutions for granted, but evidently Jews in the s did not have this luxury. That concerns over assimilation are nothing by: The Great Depression was a formative experience for Jews growing up in the s.

When the Depression arrived, young Jewish men and women stood at a crossroads between the vibrant immigrant world of their parents and the search for a new American way of life forged against the backdrop of New York’s urban landscape. New York Jews and Great Depression book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Chronicling the experience of New York City's Jew /5. In the s, the two million Jews living in New York City represented the largest ethnic group in the city. Jewish immigrants had established themselves as successful professionals and entrepreneurs.

This remarkable chronicle of New York City's Jewish families during the years of the Great Depression describes a defining moment in American Jewish history. Beth S. Wenger tells the story of a generation of immigrants and their children as they faced an uncertain future in America.

Challenging the standard narrative of American Jewish upward mobility, Wenger shows that Jews of the era not.