3rd Degree Scientific Researcher, PhD., “C. S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” Institute for Research in Social Studies and Humanities from Craiova, of the Romanian Academy;
In our endeavour, we have tried to shed a new light on the history of commerce from Drăgăşani, accentuating the activity of “the foreign entrepreneurs”, who functioned in the locality. The information gathered until the present moment, indicates the living within the community, besides the Romanians of majority, of some families of Jews, Italians, Serbians, Macedonians, Bulgarians, Germans, not very numerous, but well-organised, who enjoyed financial stability, and who became renowned as a significant presence in the economic dynamic of the locality. The reconstruction of the most important moments was realised owing to the documents kept in the archives, and few written confessions, and we have the firm conviction that the lists that we have drawn-up can be made complete in the future, with relevant names and facts, in certain periods of time.
Drăgăşani, minorities, entrepreneur, trader, merchant.