The German “Ordinance Regarding the Organization of the Religious Jewish Community” (November 1916–1918

Marcos Silber

Abstrakt

The article reconstructs the genesis of the order concerning the orga-nization of the Jewish religious community in Poland. It follows the responses of the main political actors involved in the implementation of the ordinance: the German occupation authorities, the Austrian occupation authorities and the organs of Polish home rule that arose in Poland following the November 1916 German-Austrian declaration on the political future of the country. The article concentrate on the main disputes: the community’s denition, responsibilities and spheres of activities and the composition of the board of governors.

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