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How They Lived, volume 2 by András Koerner: book launch took place at the Center for Jewish History, New York on March 14, 2017, moderated by Frank Mecklenburg, Director of Research and Chief Archivist at Leo Baeck Institute.

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Roma-Gypsy Presence in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 15th-18th Centuries by Lech Mróz received honorable mention for the Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies.

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With Their Backs to the Mountains
How They Lived
Post-Communist Mafia State
Arguing it Out
Hybrid Renaissance

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With Their Backs to the Mountains
How They Lived
Art Beyond Borders
Nationalizing Empires
Holocaust in Hungary





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How They Lived -
The Everyday Lives of Hungarian Jews, 1867-1940 (
Volume 2)

Family, Religious, and Social Life, Learning, Military Life, Vacationing, Sports, Charity

 

András Koerner

András Koerner is the author of several books about the lifestyles of Hungarian Jews

Having presented the physical conditions among which Hungarian Jews lived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries--the kind of neighborhoods and apartments they lived in, and the places where they worked--this second volume addresses the spiritual aspects and the lighter sides of their life. We are shown how they were raised as children, how they spent their leisure time, and receive insights into their religious practices, too.

The treatment is the same as in the first volume. There are many historical photographs— at least one picture per page—and the related text offers a virtual cross section of Hungarian society, a diverse group of the poor, the middle-class, and the wealthy. Regardless of whether they lived integrated within the majority society or in separate communities, whether they were assimilated Jews or Hasidim, they were an important and integral part of the nation. Through arduous work of archival research, Koerner reconstructs the many diverse lifestyles using fragmentary information and surviving photos.

270 pages, with numerous photos, 274mm x 232mm, 10.79” x 9.13”, 2016

978-963-386-175-2 cloth $85.00 / €64.00 / £54.00
978-963-386-174-5 paperback $45.00 / €34.00 / £29.00

Information on the two volumes are available here.

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