Volume 1, The Universal Jewish...

Created by Reform Rabbis and Jewish Scholars, many of whom escaped from Nazi Germany, the Encyclopedia exhibits a unique sensitivity to all forms of anti-Semitic agitation and malice and makes every effort to find allies among others, especially Christians, to forge a shield for Jewish people in the face of the coming catastrophe.

[ 507] THE UNIVERSAL JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTISANS Jewish workers in Russia reached 555,229, thus pro-viding support for 1,793,937, or 35.43 per cent of the total Jewish population. According to the same official census, the distribution of Jews of the Pale in the in-dustries was as follows: Number in the Pale of Settlement % Jews Trades Total Jews in Total Metal Foundries 5,338 31 0.6 Ores and Mines 49,836 975 2.0 Various Trades 40,007 2,804 7. Ο Coach & Ship Building 2,533 225 8.9 Forestry & Allied Employ ments 25,729 3,200 I2.4 Smelting 41,464 5,187 I2.5 Physical Culture 49,154 8,541 I7.4 Textile Industry 173,600 33,200 19.1 Building 193,471 36,911 19.1 Metal 189,499 40,082 21.2 Distilling and Brewing 17,031 3,664 2I. 5 Wood Working 152,327 41,359 27.2 Chemical Industry 19,083 6,514 34.1 Food 128,811 44,796 34.8 Art Trades 12,075 5,263 43.6 Animal Products 46,574 20,446 43.9 Clothing Trades 458,757 235,993 51.4 Paper Manufacture 23,163 13,733 59.3 Other Drinks, etc. 3,681 2,313 62.9 Instruments, Apparatus, Watches 7,875 5,240 66.5 Tobacco Trade 10,331 7,597 73.5 As Jews are largely represented in the clothing industry, they are hard hit by seasonal fluctuations. According to the census made by the ICA, the per-centage of distribution among Jewish artisans was: Tailors and Dressmakers 25.6 Shoemakers 14.4 Joiners 6.0 Bakers 4.6 Butchers 4.4 Seamstresses 3.8 Hatters 3.2 Blacksmiths 3.2 Plumbers 2.4 Carpenters 2.3 Potters 2.2 In all other trades the percentage is less than two. A deplorable situation among Jewish artisans was their poor technical preparation. Rarely was it pos-sible for them to go to good trade schools; scarcely ever were Jewish boys apprenticed to good masters. The poverty of their parents did not permit a long training period. As soon as the apprentice had learned the rudiments of his trade, he was compelled to prac-tise it for his living. Thus, though certain individual Jews were among the best in their fields, Jewish crafts in general were on a low technical level. Another reason for the backwardness of the Jewish trades in Russia can be found in Russian legislation, which prohibited compulsory guilds. The Jewish guild was not a public corporation, which could supervise the standard of its members. The earlier Jewish guilds developed into free occupational associa-tions of a charitable and religious character, though they continued to bear the old name of  Hebroth. Later the  Hebroth of the journeymen broke away, and continual quarreling ensued between them and the master  Hebroth. In Roumania the Jews made up a considerable part of the artisans. According to an official census of 1908, © Art collection, Jewish Community, Berlin Jewish scissors grinder in Russia there were 25,184 or 19.6 per cent Jews among the 127,841 craftsmen. Among masters, the percentage of Jews was 26.26; foremen, 8.9; workingmen, 16.72; and apprentices, 18.96. In several districts Jews actually constituted the majority of the artisans, as in Botoshani, 68.7 per cent; Jassy, 66.05 per cent; Dorohoi, 65.57 per cent. Likewise, within several trades Jews formed the majority. This was true of plumbers, modistes, watch-makers, goldsmiths, brushmakers and trunkmakers. As in Russia and Poland, the number of Jews in the tailoring industry was very large, comprising 57 per cent of all Jewish artisans, while only 34.2 per cent of Christian workers were in this field. On the other hand, only 3.6 per cent of the Jews, as compared with 16.7 per cent Christians, worked in the metal industry. In the post- War period it was found in the city of Czernowitz that in fifteen occupational associations, the Jews totalled 90 to 95 per cent of the membership; the only exception was the association of the black-smiths. Out of sixty- four plumbers, sixty- two were Jews; of forty- three dyers, forty- one Jews; of 144 tailors, 117 Jews; and of fifty- five furriers, forty- five were Jews. The condition of Jewish artisans in Rou-mania was bad both because of their large numbers and because of the preference of the authorities for Christian artisans. Equally bad was the condition of the Jewish trades in Galicia where, in 1900, these workers formed 11 per cent of the total and 34 per cent of the urban population. The lack of a large- scale commerce and industry forced the Jews to eke out a miserable exis-tence in petty crafts and commerce, with all the results Chapter Home  | Index AAR- AZU | BAA- CAN | CAN- EDU | EDU- GNO | GOD- IZS | JAB- LEX | LEX- MOS | MOS- PRO | PRO- SPE | SPI- ZYL

Volume 1, The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia


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Front MatterHalf Title PageCopyright PageCONTRIBUTORS TO VOLUME ONEDedication PageSponsors, Friends, and Co-Workers of THE UNIVERSAL JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA PrefaceRules Governing Transliterations, Citations, Spelling of Proper Names, and AbbreviationsAAR - AZU ( I )BAA-CAN ( II )CAN - EDU ( III )EDU - GNO ( IV )GOD - IZS ( V )JAB - LEX ( VI )LEX - MOS ( VII )MOS - PRO ( VIII )PRO - SPE ( IX )SPI - ZYL ( X )INDEX TO GUIDE
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