NARCISA MARIA MITU
Cercet şt. III, dr., Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C.S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” din Craiova, al Academiei Române;
The study aims to identify foreign traders or the Romanian ethnics (Jews) who carried out their activity on a main street from Craiova during wars: Madona Dudu Street.
Madona Dudu Street (Holy Mother), next to Unirii Street (Large Lane of the Townlet) and Lipscani set up “the Large Crossovers” and was one of the most significant commercial and urban areas. As Jean Porubsky said, the street was known as the Jewish street. The Jewish quarter found itself within the perimeter of Madona Dudu street and Piata Veche (the Old Market) area – not coincidentally Felix Aderca Street and Jerusalem Market are called so, within this area prevailed several Jewish stores.
The commerce held on this street encompassed a wide range of products: colonial goods, odds and ends, trading post, bookstore, stationery, etc. We also meet: tailor shops, cobbler shops, hats, building supplies, banks, etc. Amongst the referred firms, serve as examples: Isak Z. Blaustein Bank, Marcovici Rubin, Sigmund Abstἂnder & Co. SINC,Richard Weintraub & Nicolae Marton, SINC.
Madona Dudu Street, foreign traders, „Romanian ethnics”, the interwar period, Craiova city