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Cossack Persecutions
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In 1648 disadvantaged Ukrainian Cossacks, along with the Ruthenian population, who were aggrieved by religious oppression, rebelled against the Polish-Lithuanian rulers. The Jews residing in the region were often employed by the Polish magnates (aristocratic estate owners) and were viewed by the autochthonous Ruthenians as the…

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von Rohden, Frauke, “Cossack Persecutions”, 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 24 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0421>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401

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