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January Uprising
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A revolt against Russian rule that took place in Congress Poland in January 1863. The uprising, which began in Warsaw and spread to the other partitioned territories of the former Polish-Lithuanian kingdom, aimed to restore Polish sovereignty. Even Jews, who made up about 10% of the population of Congress Poland, took part in the uprising, not least because they hoped to attain their emancipation. The spirit of fraternity (braterstwo) that arose between Jewish and non-Jewish insurgents during the January Uprising represents a high point of Polish-Jewish relatio…

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Kozińska-Witt, Hanna, “January Uprising”, 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 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0341>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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