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Piotr Forecki. Reconstructing Memory - The Holocaust in Polish Public Debates. Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2013.
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Piotr Forecki

Reconstructing Memory

The Holocaust in Polish Public Debates
  • Peter Lang
  • 2013
  • Gebunden
  • 288 Seiten
  • ISBN 9783631623657

The book aims to reconstruct and analyze the disputes over the Polish-Jewish past and memory in public debates in Poland between 1985 and 2012, from the discussions about Claude Lanzmann's Shoah, Jan Blonski's essay The Poor Poles Look at the Ghetto, Jan Tomasz Gross' books Neighbours, Fear and Golden Harvest, to the controversies surrounding the premiere of Wladyslaw Pasikowski's The Aftermath. The analysis includes the course and dynamics of the debates and, most importantly, the panorama of opinions revealed in the process. It embraces the debates held across the entire spectrum of the national press. The selection of press was not limited by the level of circulation or a subjective opinion of their value. The main intention was to reconstruct the widest possible variety

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of opinions that were revealed during the debates. Broad symbolic elites participated in the debates: people who exercised control over publicly accessible knowledge, legitimacy of beliefs and the content of public discourse.

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