The Thoughts of Modern Jews. Elections to 4th Duma, Economic Boycott and Polish-Jewish Relations (1912-1914) as Seen by Warsaw’s “Haynt” Cover Image
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Myśli nowoczesnych Żydów. Wybory do IV Dumy, bojkot ekonomiczny i stosunki polsko-żydowskie (1912-1914) w świetle warszawskiego „Hajntu”
The Thoughts of Modern Jews. Elections to 4th Duma, Economic Boycott and Polish-Jewish Relations (1912-1914) as Seen by Warsaw’s “Haynt”

Author(s): Joanna Nalewajko-Kulikov
Subject(s): History, Recent History (1900 till today), History of Antisemitism
Published by: Żydowski Instytut Historyczny
Keywords: Polish-Jewish relations; Yiddish press; „Haynt”; Jews in Russian Poland; economic boycott

Summary/Abstract: The period 1912-1914 is considered the peak of the Polish-Jewish conflict in Congress Poland before the First World War. It started with elections to the Fourth Russian Duma in which Jewish voters in Warsaw had numerical advantage over Poles. As a result, the Polish candidate Jan Kucharzewski failed to be elected and the Polish press initiated an economic boycott of the Jews which lasted until the First World War. These events are presented on the basis of a Yiddish daily newspaper “Haynt” (1908-1939), one of the leading Warsaw Jewish dailies who played an important role in the awakening of a national identity among its Jewish mass readership.

  • Issue Year: 258/2016
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 279-297
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish