Jewish immigrants in Poland: religious, national, and political aspect Cover Image

Imigranci żydowscy w Polsce: aspekt religijny, narodowy i polityczny
Jewish immigrants in Poland: religious, national, and political aspect

Author(s): Ewa Kurek
Subject(s): Jewish Thought and Philosophy, History of Judaism
Published by: Fundacja »Lubelska Szkoła Filozofii Chrześcijańskiej«
Keywords: Jews; Judaism; immigration; religion; nation; migration of peoples; communism;

Summary/Abstract: The Authoress points out that over the XIV-XX centuries we may talk about a few waves of the Jewish immigrants in Poland. The first Jewish people showed up in our territory 1000 years ago. In the beginning of the XIV century, as few as from several hundred up to a thousand of the Jewish people lived in Poland. We may talk about a considerable wave of immigrants only beginning with the second half of the XIV century when in the years 1343-1353 during the Great Plague, the Jewish people were accused of poisoning the wells in Germany and in the life-threatening situation, they moved on to Poland. The life area in Europe was shrinking drastically for the Jewish people in the XIV century and the only destination where they could escape from persecution was Poland. On the one hand the economic and legal conditionalities in Poland in the XIV century and on the other the Jewish persecution in almost every European country brought about the huge Jewish emigration to Poland in the XIV century which continued throughout the consecutive centuries. In her article the Authoress elaborates upon the religious, national and political aspect of this immigration.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 26
  • Page Range: 97-112
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish