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New York
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Of the more than two million Jews who migrated to the United States between 1881 and the First World War, almost 75% initially settled in New York City. Most of them crowded into Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a neighborhood of barely two and one-half square kilometers that extends south from 14th Street to Fulton Street and east from …

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Sorin, Gerald, “New York”, 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 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0584>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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