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Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust

Natalia Aleksiun


This book highlights the historical scholarship that is one of the lasting legacies of interwar Polish Jewry and analyses its political and social context. As Jewish citizens struggled to assert their place in a newly independent Poland, a dedicated group of Jewish scholars fascinated by history devoted themselves to creating a sense of Polish Jewish belonging while also fighting for their rights as an ethnic minority. The political climate made it hard for these men and women to pursue an academic career; instead they had to continue their efforts to create and disseminate Polish Jewish histo ... More

Keywords: interwar Polish Jewry, Jewish citizens, Poland, Polish Jewish belonging, Polish Jewish history, ethnic minority

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781906764890
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906764890.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Natalia Aleksiun, author