Notable people

Galicia and Bukovina were the origin of a Jewish heritage that stands out for several unique features. Located at the intersection of areas of Polish, German, Ukrainian, Romanian and Russian cultural influence, these regions saw the emergence of a particularly creative and dynamic Jewish culture. They provided the backdrop for major advances in rabbinic literature and modern Jewish thought, and were the site of some of the most vibrant and influential Hassidic courts. They were also the site of origin of several notable modern Jewish writers, the most famous of them being Shmuel Yosef Agnon (in Hebrew), Itzik Manger (in Yidish), Joseph Roth and Paul Celan (in German) and Bruno Schulz (in Polish). Additional individuals of note are Jews of Galician and Bukovinian origin who made notable contributions to several of the arts, scholars, statesmen and scientists.

 

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Josef Sigall

Josef Sigall was a painter, born in Brody in 1891. Having graduated from the gymnasium in Lviv in 1909, he moved to Vienna, where he gained his art...
Painter Brody

Lee Strasberg

Lee Strasberg  was born Israel Strassberg Budzanów, Austria-Hungary (today in Ukraine). He  was an American actor, director and acting...
Filmmaker Budzanuv

Leo Landau

 Leo Landau was a well-known stage director and actor, who appeared under the stage name Lenkhart. Born in Brody in 1878, Landau became famous...
Director Brody

Leon Sternbach

Leon Sternbach was a Polish-Jewish classical philologist and Byzantinist, a professor at the Jagellonian University. Born in Drohobych, Galicia,...
Classical philologist Drohobych

Leopold Gottlieb

Leopold Gottlieb was a Polish-Jewish modernist painter. He was born in Drohobych, Galicia, received his art education in Krakow and Munich, and in...
Artist Drohobych

Leopold Infeld

Leopold Infeld was born in a family of Polish Jews, in Kraków which at that time was located in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was a...
Physicist Krakov

Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises

Ludwig von Mises was born to wealthy Jewish parents in the city of Lemberg, in Galicia, Austria-Hungary (now L'viv, Ukraine). He was a...
Philosopher Lviv

Markus Landau

Markus Landau was a famous writer and literary historian. Born in Brody in 1837, Landau’s first career was in trade. As a merchant, Landau...
Brody