Portraits of Our Past: Jews of the German Countryside
Portraits of Our Past: Jews of the German Countryside  -     By: Emily C. Rose
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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 372
Vendor: Jewish Publication Society
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0827607067
ISBN-13: 9780827607064

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An absorbing look at the daily lives of rural Jews in eighteenth and nineteenth century Germany.

Includes over 75 black and white illustrations, a guide for researchers, maps, and a bibliography.

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"While many books describe daily life in Eastern European cities and shtetls before the Holocaust, Emily Rose's Portraits of Our Past: Jews of the German Countryside may be unique in highlighting the experiences of rural Jews in 18th- and 19th-century Germany. Through a genealogy research project, Rose came to realize that her understanding of rural German Jews "had been very limited and, in many respects, completely wrong"; this absorbing study weaves her discoveries about her own ancestors' experiences with the larger history of Diaspora Jews in Germany."—Publishers Weekly

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