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Pan Tadeusz
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The epic poem Pan Tadeusz (1834), composed by Adam Mickiewicz (1798–1855) in his Parisian exile, marks the birth of Poland’s national literature. At the same time, the work itself became the foundation for a new interpretation of the history of Polish-Jewish relations. In the place of hostile separation and discrimination, it offers the idea of a Polish-Jewish common cause and a common mission, understood in a messianic sense, to promo…

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Breysach, Barbara, “Pan Tadeusz”, 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 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0616>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312



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