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Research query: Underground Jewish economy in Hungary pre WW II

I'm looking for sources, preferably in English, but Hungarian will do, about what would have been an underground economy in Hungary between the wars. I'm particularly interested in Jews as loan sharks to other Jews, gambling, smuggling and actitvities of that nature. The geographical focus is in and around Papa. I'm not interested in activities related to getting Jews out of Hungary just prior to WW II. 

Toni L. Kamins

CONF: Dunkle Denker: Jewish Readings of the Counter-Enlightenment, Munich, May 29/30, 2018


International Conference, Historisches Kolleg München, May 29/30, 2018

Organized by the Department of Jewish History and Culture at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, co-sponsored by the Program in Critical Theory, University of California at Berkeley

CFA: The Prague Summer School of Jewish Studies 2018 – Early Modern Yiddish in Prague: Language and Literature (2–6 September 2018)

The Prague Centre for Jewish Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University now invites applications for a summer school on Old Yiddish literature to take place on 2–6 September 2018. The series of workshops will be conducted by Dr. Claudia Rosenzweig (Bar-Ilan University) and is meant to serve as an introduction to Old Yiddish literature, in particular in relation to the cultural history of the Jews in Prague in the Early Modern Era.