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What is the Borscht Belt?
"The Borscht Belt, which cradled some of the biggest names in show business, was a handome ghetto unto itself that consisted of a string of summer camps, hotels and bungalows in the Catskill and Adirondack mountains. The resort owners were really farmers who boarded a few city folk come summer and made good before they knew it. They were experts on cows and chickens but they knew from borscht about show business."
From The Borscht Belt by Joey Adams with Henry Tobias. Page 3
The Borscht Belt is a popular term used to refer to the many hotels in the Catskill Mountains that were popular vacation spots for New York City Jews. Many of the hotels ran from the 1920s to the 1970s.
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