Communal Protocols and the Daily Life of Hungarian Jews
This research project was conducted by Dr. Howard Lupovitch of the University of Western Ontario, who is one of a handful of scholars currently working on Hungarian Jewry with the requisite linguistic skills.
A central aim of the project was to create databases containing micro-biographies of Jews who lived in the 18th and 19th centuries in three major Hungarian Jewish communities – Pest, Óbuda, and Miskolc – using the vast and hitherto unexploited information to be found in the minute books (“Protocols”) and other records of these Jewish communities (on 1873, Óbuda and Pest combined to form Budapest). In the process, Dr. Lupovitch demonstrated how these sources can be used to provide insights into the life of the three communities whose records were examined and as starting-points for research into individual Jews.
In the introductory part of his Final Report, Dr. Lupovitch also made a strong case for a genealogical approach to Jewish history and sociology
Click here for the project outline.
Click here for the Final Report on this project.
Click here for Appendix 1 to the Final Report – Micro-biographies of Jews of Óbuda.
Click here for Appendix 2 to the Final Report – Micro-biographies of Jews of Miskolc.