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Translation from Pinkas Hakehillot Romania
Published by Yad Vashem
Published in Jerusalem, 1969
Robert S. Sherins, M.D.
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English translation researched and edited by Robert S. Sherins, M.D.
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Translation donated by Robert S. Sherins, M.D.,
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The burial society's notebook has been preserved since 1849. The congregation's institutes were a synagogue, a ritual bath and a cemetery.
In 1899 the population of Negresti was mostly Jewish, occupied in trading and handicraft.
In 1910, there were 88 traders, 11 tailors, 13 shoemakers, 6 tinsmiths and 84 with different professions.
A Zionist branch was also active in the village, Neve Zion (founded in 1902).
M. H. Schein was born in 1856 and became the head of the Zionist organization in Romania between the years 1908-1919. He passed away in 1932, in Galatz (Galati).
In 1907, the days of the farmer's rebellion, the uprising became violent and wild. On 7 and 8 of March the farmers broke into the village and destroyed and looted the Jewish houses. Several Jews, who tried to protect their homes, were beaten and one woman even died from her wounds. 173 families were left with nothing.
In 1914 the persecution was renewed. The person in charge of the sub-district instigated the farmers not to buy from the Jewish traders but he himself made sure that in the days of the fairs his order must be kept. The Jewish Organization in Bucharest turned to the interior ministry and a discussion was held in the Romanian Parliament about this persecution.
After the war about half of the previous citizens returned to Negresti.
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