Jewish Occupations

Nineteenth century German occupation names are sometimes difficult to translate. Also, they reflect on the socio-economic situation of the Jews at that time. The spelling in civil records was often haphazard. This page may help you in figuring out what your ancestor did for a living.

Pick the starting letter of the specific occupation you are looking for!

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The following occupations start with the letter: 'K'.

German English
Kapitalist lives of capital
Kaufmann businessman
Kinderwärterin nanny
Konditor pastry baker
konz. Eisenhändler ironmonger
konz. Glashändler glass merchant
konzess. Handelsman merchant
konzessionierter Eisenhändler ironmonger
konzessionierter Handelsmann merchant
konzessionierter Lederhändler leather goods merchant
Koscherweinschenk kosher publican
Krämer merchant
Krämpler second hand dealer
Kultusdiener shamash
Kultusführer cantor
Kupferschmied copper smith
Kürschner furrier


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