prenuptial agreement #poland


Frank Szmulowicz
 

Many marriage certificates from Poland in the 19th century (and also in the 20th century) state that

"Nowożeńcy umowy przedślubnej nie zawarli,"

which translates as "The newlyweds did not conclude a prenuptial agreement." The same stipulation can be found in Russian wedding certificates of the era. What did this mean in the condition of the times and what was its purpose?

Thank you.

Frank Szmulowicz

Join main@groups.jewishgen.org to automatically receive all group messages.