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The Ashkenazi Jews of Curaçao, a trading minority

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Author(s): Eva Abraham-Van der Mark

Journal: New West Indian Guide
ISSN 1382-2373

Volume: 74;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 257;
Date: 2000;
Original page

Keywords: Curaçao | Jews | economic history

ABSTRACT
First describes the early Sephardi presence in Curaçao, the arrival of the Ashkenazi in the 20th c., and the relations between these 2 groups. Author goes on to discuss the Ashkenazis' economic success and the exodus of the 1980s. She asks whether the success and the exodus can be attributed to the characteristics of the group itself or whether conditions and developments in Curaçao account for economic fortune and the departure of the Ashkenazi.
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