Ruth Leiserowitz, To Go To or Through Prussia? Litvak Migratory Decisions in the Second Half of the 19th Century and Their Consequences


Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz is Deputy Director of the German Historical Institute of Warsaw and Lecturer at the Institute of History at the Humboldt University, Berlin.

Her book Shabbtleuchter und Kriegerverien, Juden in der ostpreußisch-litauischen Grenzregion 1812-1942,  Osnabruck 2010,

(Shabbat Candlesticks and the Veterens Association Jews in the East Prussian-Lithuanian Border Region 1812-1842)

examines relationships between Jews in the border region and offers insights into trans-national existence in the mid 19th century.


Thanks are due for the author's permission.



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