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Bresse, France


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BRESSE, region in France. There is proof of Jewish settlement in Bresse from at least 1275. The main localities inhabited by Jews during the Middle Ages were *Bourg-en-Bresse , Bâgé, Pont-de-Vaux, Louhans, and Pont-de-Veyle. Jews often levied the tolls. They remained longest in Bagé, leaving the town in 1524.


BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Gerson, in: Revue Savoisienne, 26 (1885), 82ff.; idem, in: REJ, 8 (1884), 235ff.; Z. Szajkowski, Analytical Franco-Jewish Gazetteer (1966), 288.

[Bernhard Blumenkranz]


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