KRAKOWSKA SPRAWA KLUGERÓWIEN. MIKROHISTORIE GALICYJSKIE
The Cracow trial of the Kluger sisters (1909-1910). Galician ministories.
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The article tells the story of two sisters from a Hasidic family - Anna (Chaja) and Eleonora (Lonka) Kluger. The sisters, who were not allowed to study and were forced to get married, fled their home in the Cracow district of Podgórze in 1909 and sued their parents in a local court. The case of the Kluger sisters has been discussed here not so much in the context of women struggle for the right to education, or traditions in a Hasidic family, but rather selected aspects of the model of paternal authority at that time against Galician civil and penal legislation. Moreover, based on reports in such periodicals as the Cracow „Czas” and „Nowa Reforma”, the Łódź „Kurier” or the Warsaw „Myśl Niepodległa”, and on the student rally of 6 June 1910 called at the Jagiellonian University to protect the Kluger sisters, the article presents a debate on patrimonial authority and possible consent to free oneself from it. The trial and the debate in the press have been presented here up to the moment of the sisters’ lawyer Zygmunt Marek making an appeal to the court in Vienna.
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