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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 1: Poles and Jews: Renewing the Dialogue

Antony Polonsky


This book explores central themes in Jewish and European history. Polish Jewry was one of the largest and most important Jewish communities in the world. By the late seventeenth century, nearly three-quarters of the world's Jews lived within the borders of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Polish Jewry provided the basis for the religious tradition of much of the Jewish world, and the territories of the former Polish states were also the source for those movements. As late as 1939, Poland still contained the second-largest Jewish community in the world. Launching what was to become a compreh ... More

Keywords: European history, Jewish history, Poland, Jewish experience, Polish Jewry

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9781904113171
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113171.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Antony Polonsky, editor
Professor of Holocaust Studies, Brandeis University

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