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To Compile History of Polish Jews

March 23, 1937
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To counteract false views of Jewry’s role in Poland’s history being disseminated by Polish newspapers and historians, the Yiddish Scientific Institute of Wilno has undertaken to compile an authoritative history of Polish Jewry.

A special committee has been constituted in Warsaw, under the leadership of Dr. Isaac Schipper, historian, to start collecting material. The committee has established contact with Prof. Simeon Dubnow, famous historian now living in Riga, Latvia, who will assist it in an advisory capacity.

First task set by the committee is to prepare monographs on the various cities in which Jews have had an important role in founding industries. The importance of Jews in Polish economic life, particularly in the nineteenth century, will be stressed.

Also to be emphasized in the monographs will be participation of Jews in the various Polish revolts in the last century.

The American branch of the institute is obtaining financial backing for the project.

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