Modern Jewish History in Eastern and Central Europe in the 19th through 20 Centuries

Publication date 26.04.2023
Prof. Natalia Aleksiun

This course forms a part of Jewish History, Multiethnic Past, and Common Heritage: Urban Experience in Eastern Europe summer school (July 13 – August 7, 2015. Center for Urban History. Lviv, Ukraine).

The partitions of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the emergence of Central Europe


  • Joseph II, Edict of Tolerance (January 2, 1782)
    Edict of Tolerance for the Jews of Galicia (May 7, 1789)


  • Larry Wolff, The Idea of Galicia: History and Fantasy in Habsburg Political Culture, Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2010, p. 13-62

Hasidism in Galicia

Galicia as a Center of Haskala

Liberal Ideology in Jewish Galicia

Jewish Politics


The First World War and Galician Jews in its Aftermath

Soviet and German Occupation

The Postwar

The Myth, the Memory and the Commemoration of Galician Jewish History