Prejudice and Intolerance: Amsterdam’s Treatment of the Jewish Poor

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


The enactment of legal emancipation was not enough in itself to change the lives of the Dutch Jews. Because their emancipation had not been an initiative of the Dutch government, but an imposition by an occupying revolutionary power, the Dutch authorities did not make it their priority to extend genuine equality to the Jews. As long as the authorities were unwilling to pursue policies designed actively to promote Jewish cultural and political integration, it was impossible for the Jews to take advantage of their equality.


Nineteenth Century Jewish Community Dutch Society Charitable Organisation Royal Decree 
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© Karina Sonnenberg-Stern 2000

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