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Title:
Poland's Jewish landmarks : a travel guide
Author:
Kagan, Joram.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Hippocrene Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xi, 264 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780781808514
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Complemented by over 70 maps, illustrations, and timelines that illuminate the history and achievements of Polish Jewry, this guide provides thorough and detailed lists of synagogues, monuments, cemeteries, and other places of Jewish heritage.


Table of Contents

Fay Bussgang
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. x
Chapter 1 Chronology of the Jewish Presence in Poland Before and After WWIIp. 1
Chapter 2 Introduction to Polish Jewry Culturep. 7
A Concise Historyp. 7
Second World Warp. 13
Polish Jewry Todayp. 18
Chapter 3 Contributors and Contributionsp. 25
Leaders and Movementsp. 25
Literaturep. 26
Music and Theaterp. 28
Paintingp. 30
Studiesp. 32
Trades and Professionsp. 34
Chapter 4 Glossary of Polish Jewryp. 37
A Chronology of the Auschwitz Complexp. 39
Chapter 5 Major Jewish Centersp. 131
Cracowp. 131
Lodzp. 147
Lublinp. 153
Warsawp. 163
Appendix 1 Tracing Family Roots in Polandp. 225
Key Recordsp. 225
Other Sourcesp. 228
Tips for Advance Preparationp. 233
Appendix 2 Practical Informationp. 235
How to Get Therep. 235
Baggagep. 235
Climatep. 236
Communicationsp. 236
Currencyp. 237
Electricityp. 237
Embassiesp. 237
Hotelsp. 238
Kosher Foodsp. 238
Shoppingp. 239
Timep. 240
Tobacco and Liquorp. 240
Appendix 3 Congregations and Synagoguesp. 241
Appendix 4 Jewish Organizationsp. 243
Appendix 5 Recommended Readingp. 247
Indexp. 251

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