Cracow
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The southern Polish city of Cracow (Pol. Kraków; Yidd. Kroke) and its associated settlement of Kazimierz, outside the walls of the city proper, formed an important center of Jewish culture and learning in Eastern Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. After Kazimierz was incorporated into the larger city in the early days of the Second Partition of Poland, and …

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Kozińska-Witt, Hanna and Schick, David, “Cracow”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 18 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0426>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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