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Hungarian National Israelite Congress
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On the initiative of leading representatives of the Jews of Hungary, the “National Congress of Israelites in Hungary and Transylvania” convened in Pest from December 10, 1868, to February 23, 1869, as the first and only all-embracing conference of Hungarian Jews. It took place in the wake of the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 and of the ensuing Emancipation Act, which granted Jews equal civil rights. The national congress aimed to find a mutual settlement for the …

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Bányai, Viktória, “Hungarian National Israelite Congress”, 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 28 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0338>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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