The shtetl—the jewish small town in eastern europe

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The Jewish town (shtetl) in Eastern Europe existed for hundreds of years as an unique cultural world, a world completely vanished since World War II. The large majority of the towns was small—90% being no larger than 5,000 people. The Jews of the shtetl did not live to feel the full extent of technological change because most of them, their settlements and their entire culture were razed by the flames of the war. In this study, an attempt is made to reconstruct the spatial structure of the shtetl and the arrangement of the elements by using the Core and Periphery Model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-29
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Cultural Geography
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Geography, Planning and Development


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