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2010 | 8 | 61-67
Article title

JEWISH LEGENDS FROM KRAKOW

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When I came to Krakow for the first time several years ago and tried to get some information about the Jewish Krakow, among the first-hand information I was offered in the bookshops were a few small booklets with legends about the Jews in this town. This is nothing special, for wherever one goes as a tourist one gets the same genre of literature: local legends and tales. It seems, therefore, that the popular legends indeed offer the first-hand information about the specific climate and the self-estimation of the inhabitants at a specific place. It is obviously the tales of a city that infuse life to its stones and places more than all exact historical data one can gather. The legend gives, so to speak, a short-hand résumé of the most typical and central features as well as the spirit of a place.
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  • Universitat Potsdam, Institut fur Religionswissenschaft, Am Neuen Palais 10, Potsdam, Germant
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11PLAAAA10226
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