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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 31: Poland and Hungary: Jewish Realities Compared

François Guesnet, Howard Lupovitch, and Antony Polonsky


At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Jewish communities of Poland and Hungary were the largest in the world and arguably the most culturally vibrant, yet they have rarely been studied comparatively. Despite the obvious similarities, historians have mainly preferred to highlight the differences and emphasize instead the central European character of Hungarian Jewry. Collectively, these essays offer a different perspective. The volume has five sections. The first compares Jewish acculturation and integration in the two countries, analysing the symbiosis of magnates and Jews in each cou ... More

Keywords: Poland, Hungary, Jewish communities, Jewish acculturation, multi-ethnic environments, Jewish religious life, Polish Hasidism, progressive Judaism, Jewish popular culture, Holocaust

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781906764715
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906764715.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

François Guesnet, editor

Howard Lupovitch, editor

Antony Polonsky, editor

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Part I Poland and Hungary: Jewish Realities Compared


François Guesnet, Howard Lupovitch and Antony Polonsky

Jewish Acculturation and Integrationy

The Magnate-Jewish Symbiosis

Howard Lupovitch

The Ashkenaz of the South

Victor Karády

Jews and Poles, 1860-1914

Theodore R. Weeks

Morality, Motherland, and Freedom

Ferenc Raj and howard lupovitch

Jewish Religious Life

Jews in Popular Culture

Cabaret Nation

Beth Holmgren

The Politics of Exclusion

Susan M. Papp and Antony Polonsky

The Interwar Years

Abnormal Times

Emily Gioielli

The Holocaust and its Aftermath

Jews in Museums

Anna Manchin

Personal Reflections

Part II New Views

Polish National Antisemitism

Ireneusz Krzemlński

Part III Obituaries

Ben-Zion Gold

Antony Polonsky

Fred Schwartz

Tomasz Kuncewicz