The painted ceiling of the Chodorow synagogue (17th c., reconstruction  of Bet ha-Tefutzot).The Temple of Lwow. Postcard, early 20th c.Maurycy Gottlieb.  Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur, 1878

"Jews of Galicia: A History." Lesson Six

Jewish Life After Emancipation: Economic Developments and Antisemitism

This lesson completes the picture of late nineteenth-century Galicia with an overview of the economic profile of Galician Jewry, highlighted by grinding poverty and relatively high rates of emigration, although a small minority achieved fabulous success. This lesson also examines the rise of anti-Semitic movements among both Poles and Ukrainians, which was connected to the economic stresses accompanying the end of the feudal order. Finally, it will briefly focus on religious and educational life of Galician Jewry at the end of the Habsburg period.


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