The Rebellion of the Daughters: Jewish Women Runaways in Habsburg Galicia

A new book by prof. Rachel Manekin (University of Maryland)  investigates the flight of young Jewish women from their Orthodox, mostly Hasidic, homes in Western Galicia (now Poland) in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In extreme cases, hundreds of these women sought refuge in a Kraków convent, where many converted to Catholicism. Those who stayed home often remained Jewish in name only.

To the book's review