The Encyclopaedia of the Jewish Diaspora,
Poland Series: Lwow Volume

(Lviv, Ukraine)

49°50' / 24°00'

Translation of
Encycolpedia Shel Galuyot: Lwow

Edited by Dr. N.M. Gelber

Published in Tel Aviv: 1956




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This is a translation from: Encycolpedia Shel Galuyot: Lwow; Encyclopaedia of the Jewish Diaspora,
A memorial library of countries and communities, Poland Series: Lwow Volume: Part I, Edited by Dr. N.M. Gelber,
Published by the Encyclopaedia of the Jewish Diaspora, Jerusalem - Tel Aviv: 1956

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Translated by Yocheved Klausner

 

I. The History of the Lwow Jews Dr. N. M. Gelber  
 
    a. The beginnings of the Jewish settlement   21
    b. The community   45
    c. The trial against the Jesuits   53
    d. Jewish commerce and craftsmanship   69
    e. The community outside the town   85
    f. Distinguished families   91
    g. The 1648-49 persecutions   101
    h. A time of transition   119
    i. The situation during the 18th century   137
    j. Lviv as reflected in the institutions of the Jewish Autonomy   155
    k. The Austrian occupation   167
    l. Education and culture   185
    m. At the time of Emperor Franz II   197
    n. The Haskala [Enlightment] Movement   215
    o. As the Revolution began   225
    p. 1 8 4 8   247
    q. The period of transition to a constitutional regime   269
    r. 1868 - 1918   303
    s. Notes   343
 
II. The Religious Life  
Rabbis and Heads of Yeshivot Rav Reuven Margaliot 391
The religious life of the Lwow Jews Tzvi Karl 421
The synagogues and the "Kloizen" Zeev Zohar 451
Architecture and art in the synagogue Y. Pinkerfeld 477
Hasidism and the Lwow community M. S. Geshuri 481
The cantors of Lwow M. S. Geshuri 491
The dwellings of the Jews (topography) Dr. N. M. Gelber 509
 
III. The Cultural Life  
Types and personalities Dr. Z. Pinot-Finkelstein 525
The Jewish printers in Lwow Chaim Dov Friedberg 539
The historians of the Lwow Jews Dr. N. M. Gelber 553
The old Jewish cemetery   569
 
IV. The Period of Destruction and Holocaust  
The destruction of the Lwow Jews Dr. P. Friedman 593
    Sources and Bibliography   731
    Appendices   735
The first day in the death-camp Eng. W. Porat (Ochs) 749
The last days of the Jewish leaders Y. Shiloni 753


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