Hungarian Lions of Judah in Galicia

12 Dec 2016

DEC 12 - JUN 04

In cooperation with the Hungarian Cultural Center, the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow opened the door to a little-known part of the history of the Great War: Jewish participation in the Austro-Hungarian army.

This exhibition presents a small but very interesting excerpt from the war - the participation of Hungarian Jewish soldiers in the battles on the Eastern Front (that is, the area of Galicia), as well as the historical, social and religious contexts of the military engagement of Hungarian Jews, and their contact with the Jewish civilians of Galicia.

To tell this story, the exhibition relies on a precious collection of artefacts and memorabilia originally belonging to Capt. Akós Biró, as well as objects on lease from Hungarian museums and photographic material from a variety or archives in Germany, Austria, Poland and Hungary.

To learn more about the exhibition, click here.

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