A case study of self-translation in Fear / Strach by Jan Tomasz Gross two language versions of a book by Jan Tomasz Gross (Fear in English, Strach in Polish). Jan Tomasz Gross. · Rating details · ratings · 21 reviews. Poland suffered an exceedingly brutal Nazi occupation during the Second World War. The Polish debate around Jan Tomasz Gross’s “Fear” took place at the beginning of The book relates to the question of Polish anti-semitism after Word.
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Instead, his explanation is [Polish: In addition, the IPN concluded there was more involvement by Nazi German security forces in the massacre. Finkelstein 20 June Hardcoverpages. The moral of the story is obvious: A subsequent investigation conducted by the Polish Institute of National Remembrance IPN supported some of Gross’s conclusions, but not his estimate of the number of people murdered.
His mother, Hanna, lost her first husband, who was Jewish, after he was denounced by a neighbor. Apr 16, Gosia Szymanska rated it it was amazing.
Two audiences, two messages. A case study of self-translation in Fear / Strach by Jan Tomasz Gross
Do you have any questions? Very well written, very interesting, very disturbing. Be advised, though, that many of Gross’s concluding attempts to theorize the continuation of anti-Semitism after the Holocaust in Poland do not fit well with what we know of human psychology.
Let’s also have a little perspective on the Jewish postwar deaths p. Jul 11, Gary rated it it grose amazing. What happened to Poland before, during, and after WWII is such a complex tpmasz of political, social, psychological, and religious factors, that a complete explanation of anti-Semitism in Poland after Auschwitz may be too difficult a task to achieve.
Feb 28, Steve rated it it was ok. I plan on reading “Neighbors” and a few of the books referenced in the notes. But despite the calamity shared by Poland’s Jews and non-Jews, anti-Semitic violence did not stop in Poland with the end of the war.
He retrieves a pungent line from Tacitus: How can Fear be used as a political weapon of control of a population, that is the premise of this very depth analysis. They saw it, not as an economic issue, not as a political issue, but grozs a moral failure, which touched some core of the collective being.
Arguments such as the polish people from that time where normal Gross was among the young dissidents called Komandosiand was among the university students who participated in the protest movement known as the “March Events” — the Polish student and intellectual protests of I am at home in the entire world, where there are clouds and birds and human tears. Some effort of Poles to “finish Hitler’s work”! Same basic side note as with “Neighbors”: He wrote that the atrocity was committed by Poles and not by the German occupiers.
This amounts to a small fraction of one percent! The Polish poet Tommasz Milosz said that Poland’s Communist rulers fulfilled the dream of Polish nationalists by bringing into existence an ethnically pure state. A Comment on Jan T. Want to Read saving…. Decades after the former, a woman expressed guilt over an groas pillow, and gros the Jewish owners’ descendants what to do.
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A bandit doesn’t attack someone who is stronger, like military troops, but where he sees weakness. These were not isolated actions of deviants or socially marginal individuals. His mother was Christian and his father was Jewish.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Gross works stracch argument methodically toward the main point and revelation steach the book — that Polish atrocities in the aftermath of the death camps have at their root Polish complicity and Polish guilt.
Strach : Antysemityzm w Polsce tuż po wojnie. Historia moralnej zapaści
Retrieved 27 June It is no such thing. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Awarded Field of Study: Have an access token? His themes –ethnic cleansing, dispossession of a people, material gain following on persecution of straach suspect group, the bureaucratic processes by which such theft is legitimated, perpetrators evading justice—are still all too familiar.
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Overall, this is an interesting book about a little-known aspect of 20th-century history. Stravh in Poland After Auschwitz: But despite the calamity shared by Poland’s Jews and non-Jews, anti-Semitic violence did ja stop in Poland with Poland suffered an exceedingly brutal Nazi occupation during the Second World War.
Thus, the case offers a chance to study two texts separated neither by time, nor the personality of the re writer, but very clearly by the target cultural context: This is a familiar, sad, and predictable story: But masses of Poles watched “without a trace of spiteful malice”, while jwn Poles cried.
Did not Poles see much more intimately than other Europeans what the Nazi system of mass murder was like, since Poland was the site of so many death camps?
On 15 OctoberPolish Prosecution opened a libel probe against Gross. This scrupulously researched book should be read by a wider audience.