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Jewish Welfare in Hamburg and Manchester c.1850–1914
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Jewish Welfare in Hamburg and Manchester c.1850–1914

Rainer Liedtke

Abstract

This comparative history of Jewish welfare in Hamburg and Manchester highlights Jewish integration and identity formation in 19th-century Europe. Despite their fundamentally different historical experiences, the Jews of both cities displayed very similar patterns of welfare organization. This is illustrated by an analysis of community-wide Jewish welfare bodies and institutions, provisions for Eastern European Jewish immigrants and transmigrants, the importance of women in Jewish welfare, and the function of specialized Jewish voluntary welfare associations. The realm of welfare was vital for ... More

Keywords: 19th-century Europe, Hamburg, Manchester, Eastern European Jews, Jewish women, Jewish voluntary welfare, Jewish subculture, integration, segregation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207238
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207238.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rainer Liedtke, author
Technical University of Berlin