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Jewish Families of Lublin

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This project seeks to collect and link the Jewish families of Lublin Poland.

Geography: From wikipedia: Lublin [ˈlublʲin] ( listen) (Ukrainian: Люблін, Liublin, Yiddish: לובלין Lublin) is the ninth largest city in Poland, and the second largest city of Lesser Poland. It is the capital of Lublin Voivodeship (province) with a population of 349,103 (March 2011). Lublin is the largest Polish city east of the Vistula River. It was recently a candidate for the title of "2016 European Capital of Culture". Lublin is approximately 170 kilometres (106 miles) southeast of the capital, Warsaw.

History:

From the Yivo Encyclopedia The Lublin Jewish community was one of the largest and most significant communities in pre-Partition Poland. Its significance stemmed partly from the city’s location as the capital of a voivodeship (beginning in 1474), the seat of the Crown Tribunal (beginning in 1578), and a site of Sejm sessions. Lublin also played an important economic role: the city, situated on trade routes from Kraków to both Vilna and Lwów, was an important mercantile center, with the Lublin fairs attracting large numbers of merchants from Poland and abroad from the end of the fifteenth century.

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