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HISTORY OF THE BARON DE HIRSCH FUND: THE AMERICANIZATION OF THE JEWISH IMMIGRANT.

Baron de Hirsh Fund) Joseph, Samuel.

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Philadelphia: Printed for Baron de Hirsch Fund by the Jewish Publication Society, 1935. Cloth. 8vo. 305 pages. Photo plates, two portraits. First edition. Glossy portrait of Baron de Hirsch facing title page. The Baron de Hirsch Fund was founded by Baron Maurice de Hirsch, "a financier and philanthropist who dedicated his fortunre to the welfare of East European Jews at a time when worsening conditions in Russia made mass emigration a stark necessity. Convinced that modern secular education would ameliorate the lot of his oppressed brethren, De Hirsch hoped to regenerate them into a class of independent farmers and handicraftsmen in the New World. In 1889, on the advice of Oscar S. Straus and Michael Heilprin, De Hirsch allocated the proceeds of a S2, 400, 000 fund toward agricultural colonies and trade schools in the United States. With the cooperation of Jacob Schiff and other American Jewish leaders, the Baron de Hirsch Fund was incorporated in New York in 1891. Judge Myer S. Isaacs became president; Schiff, vice-president; and the trustees included Straus, Mayer Sulzberger, and William Hackenburg. A subsidized rural community, Woodbine, was established in southern New Jersey, with an agricultural school which functioned until 1917. In New York the Baron de Hirsch Trade School continued to serve a generation of immigrants. Significant also was the fund's support of the Jewish Agricultural Society and of classes in English, legal aid, and other services to integrate newcomers in America" (Brand, EJ) . SUBJECT(S) : Jews-United States-Charities-Agricultural Colonies-United States-Jews-Education-Joden-Immigranten-Acculturatie. Wear to edges and spine. Gilt lettering on binding. Some creasing to select page corners with no text damage. Binding reinforced with clear tape. Ex-library with usual markings. Otherwise in Good condition. (AMRN-9-23) . xxx. Bookseller Inventory # 17388

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