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The Museum’s Collections document the fate of Holocaust victims, survivors, rescuers, liberators, and others through artifacts, documents, photos, films, books, personal stories, and more. Search below to view digital records and find material that you can access at our library and at the Shapell Center.
The topicality of studying the Galician Karaites as a vanishing ethnic minority Literature survey Methodological difficulties, sources, and objectives of the study The system of transliteration Outline of the history of the Galician Karaite community prior to 1772 The Karaites and Toleranzpolitik The Karaites as the "exemplary Jews" of Austria The Karaites and the royal family of Austria Halicz Kukizów Lwów-Lemberg and its role in the life of the Galician Karaites from 1772 to 1918 Religio-ethnographic customs and traditions Karaim, a Turko-Judeo-Slavic language: history, literature, and folklore The Crimean Karaites and their impact on the religious and everyday life of the Galician community The Karaites and the Slavic population (Poles and Ruthenians) The Karaites and the Talmudic Jews General state of the community after World War I Interwar ..azzanim, Isaac Abrahamowicz, and the conflicts of the 1920s and early 1930s The Karaites and their ethnic neighbours Seraja Szapszal's visit to Halicz in 1929 Seraja Szapszal's reformist activity of the 1930s The visit of Corrado Gini's anthropological expedition and its impact on the development of Szapszal's Turkic theory Implementation of Szapszal's Turkic doctrine in Halicz and its outcome The Karaites of Halicz during the Second World War and the Holocaust Decline of the Galician community after the Second World War The collapse of the Soviet Union and the last of the Galician Mohicans The Galician Karaite community and its cultural heritage today.
Learn about over 1,000 camps and ghettos in Volume I and II of this encyclopedia, which are available as a free PDF download. This reference provides text, photographs, charts, maps, and extensive indexes.