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Rescue the Surviving Souls – The Great Jewish Refugee Crisis of the Seventeenth Century - Princeton Scholarship Online
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Rescue the Surviving Souls: The Great Jewish Refugee Crisis of the Seventeenth Century

Adam Teller


A refugee crisis of huge proportions erupted as a result of the mid-seventeenth-century wars in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Tens of thousands of Jews fled their homes, or were captured and trafficked across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. This is the first book to examine this horrific moment of displacement and flight, and to assess its social, economic, religious, cultural, and psychological consequences. The book traces the entire course of the crisis, shedding fresh light on the refugee experience and the various relief strategies developed by the major Jewish centers of ... More

Keywords: Jewish history, refugee crisis, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Jews, displacement, refugee experience, Jewish communities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691161747
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691161747.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Teller, author
Brown University

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