Skip to main content
Palgrave Macmillan

Emancipation & Poverty: The Ashkenazi Jews of Amsterdam

  • Book
  • © 2000

Overview

Part of the book series: St Antony's Series (STANTS)

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this book

eBook USD 9.99 USD 69.99
Discount applied Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Other ways to access

Licence this eBook for your library

Institutional subscriptions

About this book

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.

Similar content being viewed by others

Keywords

Table of contents (6 chapters)

About the author

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

Bibliographic Information

Publish with us