Forthcoming: Discovering Jewish Praga

Academic editor: Zofia Borzymińska

Forthcoming: Discovering Jewish Praga

Case studies and material

Warsaw’s Praga had always attracted admirers of the capital with its distinctive appearance. It also had a trait of mysteriousness as till now there has not been a publication portraying Praga in a way that could satisfy all of those interested in the history of Warsaw. Meanwhile the picture of Jewish Praga is enveloped in even bigger mystery.

Jewish Historical Institute
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The book not only presents important and interesting essays on the history and life of Jews from the beginning of their settlement on the right bank of the Vistula up until the outbreak of World War II in 1939, but also features an essay from 1916 — the first and longest Polish essay on this subject matter to appear in a contemporary publication, as well as a selection of material in which the Jewish inhabitants of Praga speak for themselves.

„The reviewed work is an extremely valuable supplement to the history of the Jews of Warsaw who settled in Praga. There is not yet a synthetic publication on this subject matter. Therefore, the presented work is the first, important step to building a comprehensive vision of everyday life, employment structure, social status of the Jewish people, a quite uniquely developing economic, political and cultural reality of right-bank Warsaw.”

Prof. Elżbieta Mazur, the Institute of Archeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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