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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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Pungest (Pungesti) was established during the reign of Mihail Sturza (1834-1849). Towards the end of the 19th century, Pungest inhabited more than 500 Jews. Most of them were craftsmen and 12 were traders.
In 1907, the days of the farmer's rebellion, 87 Jewish families were robbed, and many of their houses were left in ruins.
In 1910, there were among the Jews of Pungest 46 traders, 45 tailors, 12 shoemakers, 11 tinsmiths, 2 carpenters and 25 with various other professions. That year 11 kids were studying in the village public school.
The General Archive of The History of The Jewish People RM 160. Yad Vashem Archive IM 1220: 011/71 (53): 011/65. W. Filderman Archive 18 (84-84); 19 (45).
P. Karp Archive I, p. 23; III, p.421; VI, p. 126.
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