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National Councils
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Temporary political bodies of the Jews in Eastern Europe founded at the end of the First World War in most of the successor states of the collapsing multinational empires. In a time of upheaval, they intended to be recognized as representatives of the Jewish population by the newly founded states; internally they tried to democratize the Jewish communities. After the re-o…

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Silber, Marcos, “National Councils”, 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 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0578>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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