they paid taxes like everybody else
Like I said, they were boycotting the Polish economy.
And thanks for your attempt at refuting this with this example because you actually proved my point.
It says it all really that it required taxation rather than voluntary commerce and good will for this guest community to give back to their Polish host.
a lot of positive things are mentioned.
It said nothing about Jews spending any of their money in non-Jewish businesses or giving back to the Polish community.
Sure it talks about low prices and the perceived quality of service
on offer but nothing about the quality of the goods
sold to Poles vice their own kind.
But thanks for sharing your link. It's a very interesting and revealing website. On other pages, for example, it does indeed talk about your quip regarding charity. It is mentioned under the section where it talks about the shtetls carrying on a tradition of "self-containment"
. So, in other words, the only charity giving that was done was amongst themselves. Indeed, the site states that donations were collected from everyone and nothing about relying on "rich Jews"
as you falsely claimed.
Oddly, this same paragraph talks about punishments carried out in the shtetl like "a pillory, or whipping."
Can you say "human rights violations"? Bizarrely, the most severe punishment is regarded as being expelled from the shtetl. Really? They actually thought public corporal punishment wasn't as bad as being told to leave a community enforced through violence?
Were Poles mentioned? Of course! Under the section praising multiculturalism it says that "a Gentile could act as a Shabbes goy for his Jewish neighbors."
Isn't that wonderful? Poles could not only patron Jewish business (unreciprocated) but they could also do chores for them around their homes. Note too that it says they could "act"
as a Shabbes goy. Nothing is mentioned about being compensated. But this shouldn't be surprising because halakhic restrictions meant Jews couldn't hire labor on or for their Sabbath. Thank God for taxation, huh?!
Here is the link to read this and more absurdities: teatrnn.pl/lexicon/articles/towns-of-the-lublin-region-shtetl/
The only thing simple is that as a propagandist you want to give the world a very one-sided, overly simplistic view of Poland's past. Jews are always good, Poles are irredeemably bad.
Odd then that as a Marxist agitator who demands diversity in Poland today you are actually demonstrating through your biased postings and stark omissions that it never worked and was never beneficial to Polish society in the past.
But do carry on.