Bridging three worlds: Hungarian-Jewish Americans, 1848-1914 by Robert Perlman

By Robert Perlman

A chronicle of the Hungarian-Jewish immigration event

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Virtually alone among historians, Peter Wiernik gives Hungarian Jews a place in the second wave of Jewish immigrants along with German and Polish Jews, as distinct from the third wave from Russia. His classification of Hungarian Jews is however very questionable. Perhaps unwittingly the immigrants themselves contributed to their invisibility by not leaving a written history of their experiences. Their history lies buried, in part for understandable reasons. The immigrants literally and figuratively pressed forward along the railings of the ships that brought them here, straining to get their first look at the Golden Land.

Hungary's Multiethnic Population 38 3. Areas of Jewish Population and Emigration 116 Figure 1. Occupations of Jewish Earners, Hungary, 1910 46 Tables 1. Occupational Distribution of All Earners and Jewish Earners, Hungary, 1910 244 2. Regional Distribution of Jewish Population, Hungary, 1910, and of Jewish Immigrants, 18851924 245 3. Geographic Distribution of Passengers and Applicants for Citizenship 245 4. Regional Distribution of Jewish Wage Earners in Hungary, 1910 246 5. Passengers' Birthplaces, 1885, 1895, and 1905 247 6.

For several years Maurice loaded carts and delivered milk, worked in the stables, and stood watch to prevent stealing. In two years he saved some money but not enough, and his father gave him some more for the trip. One day shortly before Maurice left for America, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, the nephew of the king, came to Stropkov, which had carefully cleaned its streets. ) The hamlet did not have newspapers and Maurice remembers people gathering in the street in order to hear the news when they heard a "town crier" beat his drum.

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