Department Stores
(3,065 words)

From the 1880s, the nascent dissemination of department stores was based on the increasing availability of inexpensive mass-produced products, combined with the growing purchasing power and increased leisure time of consumers. In France, the United States, and Great Britain, individual Jewish entrepreneurs operated department stores; while in the German Reich, …

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Lerner, Paul, “Department Stores”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 22 June 2018 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401

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