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Beginning at the end of the 19th century, the Belgian port city of Antwerp developed into the center of the international diamond business. Jews played an essential role in this process, both as dealers and as workers. A particular contribution to their success in Antwerp’s diamond industry was made by traditional Jewish cohesion, which was further strengthened by the influx of Orthodox …

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Veerle Vanden Daelen, Antwerpen, “Antwerp”, 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 17 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0041>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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