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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Arthur Hertzberg

Avraham Hertzberg was born in Lubaczów, Poland, the eldest of five children, and left Europe in 1926 with his mother and grandmother to join his...
Scholar Lubaczów

Meir Balaban

Meir Balaban was one of the most outstanding historians of Polish and Galician Jews, and the founder of Polish Jewish historiography. ...
Historian Lviv

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

Stanisław Marcin Ulam

Stanisław Marcin Ulam was a renowned Jewish-Polish-American mathematician. He participated in America's Manhattan Project, originated the Teller...
Mathematician Lviv

Isidor Isaac Rabi

Isidor Isaac Rabi was born in Rymanów, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. He was a Polish-born American physicist and Nobel laureate, recognized in 1944 for...
Physics Rimanuv

Yitzhak Artzi

Artzi was born Izo Hertzig in Siret, Romania into a Hassidic family. He was educated at high schools in his hometown and Chernivtsi, before attending...
Zionist activist Siret

Henry Roth

An American novelist and short story writer. His first book Call it Sleep was published in 1934.
Author Stanislawow (Ivano-Frankivsk)

Salo Wittmayer Baron

Salo Wittmayer Baron was an American historian of Polish-Austrian Jewish ancestry and the most noted historian of the Jews of his generation. Baron...
Historian Tarnow