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Family Life

Steven M. Lowenstein

in Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195171648
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199871346 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171648.003.0009
Family Life

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This chapter shows how German Jewish families underwent great change in the 19th century. In the early 19th century, there was still much overcrowding, many absent fathers, and many household members not part of the nuclear family to be found. With increasing urbanization, improving economic conditions, and the slow diminution of itinerant occupations, German-Jewish families increasingly adopted the traits and values of bourgeois German families.

Keywords: German Jews; households; German Jewish families; marriage; parent-child relations

Chapter.  5175 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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