Galician Portraits: The Story of Jews, Gentiles, and Emperors
The talk Galician Portraits The Story of Jews, Gentiles, and Emperors brings to life the Jewish community of Galicia. The speaker's personal genealogical discoveries are intertwined within a larger historical context. The story of Galician Jews is the story of many contrasts: poverty mixes with opportunities, separateness with acculturation, whereas the sounds of Yiddish and Hebrew fill religious schools, while German and Polish are spoken in public schools.
Based on the expanded research for Dr. Zalewski's recently published book, his talk is illustrated by many pictures, newly discovered historical documents and old maps of Galicia.
Andrew Zalewski was born in Poland and immigrated to the United States.Several generations of his Jewish and Christian ancestors traced their roots to this former province of the Austrian and Austro-Hungarian Empire. Dr. Zalewski is a physician and former Professor of Medicine at Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
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