hidden europe 4

Jewish legacies

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Jewish sites in western Ukraine and southeast Poland: Hasidic connections

The former Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia, a territory that nowadays forms southeast Poland and western Ukraine, was home to large numbers of Jews, and it was in this rural region that Hasidism became as common as throughout Podillya. In eastern Galicia, particularly around the modern Ukrainian town of Lviv, there was a substantial Jewish presence in everyday life.

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