Fusgeyer
(1,872 words)

The thousands of Jewish men and women who, between 1899 and 1907, organized themselves into groups to emigrate from Romania on foot came to be known as fusgeyer (Yidd.; walkers, wanderers). The fusgeyer enjoyed great admiration in the country and aroused the interest of the foreign press, which brought the suffering of the Romanian Jews to the attention of international public opinion. Historically speaking, this comprised the most spectacular …

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Culiner, Jill, “Fusgeyer”, 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 25 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0244>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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