Warsaw Poland

Understanding Your Polish Ancestors: The Warsaw Uprising

By Katarzyna Smalcerz, Your Roots in Poland Every August the 1st, Poles commemorate an anniversary of The Warsaw Uprising (Polish: Powstanie Warszawskie), which is considered one of the most significant events in modern Polish history. Due to its tragic consequences, in particular the enormous human and material losses, the question of the legitimacy of the…

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Jewish Subject Rights in the Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Poland

  By Rachel Silverman The status of Jews in pre-WWI eastern Europe is a rather disheartening subject, so I’d like to preface with this caveat: The history and causes of anti-Semitism in Europe – especially in the eastern bloc – span centuries, are vastly complex, and warrant deeper analysis than I offer in this modest blog post.…

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