Milwaukee's 19th-c. Jewish neighborhood recollected

Milwaukee landmark, Jewish ghetto, may soon pass away


This short article reflects on the past of Milwaukee's late-19th century Jewish neighborhood which it defines "between Fourth and Eight and Poplar and Walnut Sts." After recollecting how the neighborhood appeared in the past, the anonymous author reflects on three causes of its dissolution: reduced emigration of European Jews, increased immigration of African Americans from the South into the neighborhood in search of wartime manufacturing jobs, and increased number of new immigrants from Poland and Eastern Europe.


Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
19th-Century Immigration
Creator: anonymous
Pub Data: Milwaukee Leader, May 22, 1918
Citation: "Milwaukee landmark, Jewish ghetto, may soon pass away." Milwaukee Leader, May 22, 1918. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1327; Visited on: 8/22/2014
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