How They Lived: The Everyday Lives of Hungarian Jews, 1867-1940

October 20, 2015

Andras Koerner’s latest book documents the physical aspects of the lives of Hungarian Jews in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with circa 250 historical photographs and related text: the way they looked, the kind of neighborhoods and apartments they lived in, and the places where they worked. The volume offers a virtual cross section of Hungarian society, a diverse group of the poor, the middle-class, and the wealthy. Regardless of whether they lived integrated within the majority society or in separate communities, whether they were assimilated Jews or Hasidim, they were an important and integral part of the nation.

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