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Jews As Consumers And Providers In Provincial Towns: The Example Of Linz And Salzburg, 1900–1938

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This chapter discusses the role of Jewish entrepreneurs and consumers in provincial towns in Austria. Linz and Salzburg had the status of capitals of Austrian crown-lands until 1918. In both towns Jews acted as economical pioneers by introducing new forms for the distribution of goods, especially concerning the department store. The new trading platform can be seen as a significant indicator of modern consumer culture. Jewish consumers and entrepreneurs were then forced to leave the country, their shops, apartments and houses were Aryanized or confiscated. Anti-Semitic articles appeared frequently in a wide variety of local publications. The leading political powers partly followed a religiously motivated form of anti-Semitism. Once the National Socialists took power in March 1938, the state and the Nazi Party threatened Jewish lives and property.

Keywords: anti-semitism; Jewish consumers; Jewish entrepreneurs; Linz; modern consumer culture; provincial towns; Salzburg



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