Monday, June 25, 2018

POLISH JEWISH CONVERTS TO CHRISTIANITY


POLISH JEWISH CONVERTS TO CHRISTIANITY
( KONWERSJE ŻYDÓW NA ZIEMIACH POLSKICH STUDIUM PRZYPADKU MISJI BARBIKAŃSKIEJ W BIAŁYMSTOKU 1924-1939)


“Barbican Mission”:
The Mission was associated with the Anglican Church. It began in Bialystok in the 1920’s. The purpose of the Mission was to promote Christianity to Jews.

Bialystok Barbican Mission Membership
https://repozytorium.amu.edu.pl/bitstream/10593/2528/1/Wisniewski%20-%20doktorat%20-%20pdf.pdf
pp. 243-248

“Samaritan” (Samarytanin) Christian Society:
The society came into existence in Bialystok in 1935 under the name  The Christian Society for the Care of the Converted Israelites, “Samarytanin”. The purpose of the organization was to “…provide moral and material help to the converted Israelites, establish workshops, libraries, day-care centers, schools, dormitories, farm colonies, arrange evening parties and talks.” Members were mostly of Jewish origin and well-to-do backgrounds, although Christians were members as well.  

1935-1939 Membership in the Samaritan Christian Society

--The list includes Names, Addresses, New Religions, Conversion Years
pp. 236-238

--1939 Intended to convert—unknown if actually completed conversion 
p. 238