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With the term Pletsl (Yidd.; small square), Jews from Eastern Europe designated their residential district in Paris around 1900. Marked by poverty, in the late 19th century, it became the symbolic place of Jewish immigrants, most of whom came from Poland and Russia. The immigrants, the majority of whom worked in crafts, suffered from poor working conditions and low…

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Leglaive-Perani, Céline, “Pletsl”, 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 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0636>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116

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