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Jewish Space in Contemporary Poland.

By: Contributor(s): Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (310 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780253015068
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Jewish Space in Contemporary PolandDDC classification:
  • 305.89240438
LOC classification:
  • DS134.56.J49 2015
Online resources:
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 "Oświęcim"/"Auschwitz": Archeology of a Mnemonic Battleground -- 2 Restitution of Communal Property and the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland -- 3 Muranów as a Ruin: Layered Memories in Postwar Warsaw -- 4 Stettin, Szczecin, and the "Third Space": Urban Nostalgia in the German -- 5 Rediscovering the Jewish Past in the Polish Provinces: The Socioeconomics of Nostalgia -- 6 Amnesia, Nostalgia, and Reconstruction: Shifting Modes of Memory in Poland's Jewish Spaces -- 7 Jewish Heritage, Pluralism, and Milieux de Mémoire: The Case of Kraków's Kazimierz -- 8 "Lodzermensch" and Litzmannstadt: Making "Virtually German" Sites in Łódź after 1989 -- 9 Stony Survivors: Images of Jewish Space on the Polish Landscape -- 10 Reading the Palimpsest -- 11 A Jew, a Cemetery, and a Polish Village: A Tale of the Restoration of Memory -- 12 The Museum of the History of Polish Jews: A Postwar, Post-Holocaust, Post-Communist Story -- Epilogue: Jewish Spaces and Their Future -- Contributors -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z.
Summary: In a time of national introspection regarding the country's involvement in the persecution of Jews, Poland has begun to reimagine spaces of and for Jewishness in the Polish landscape, not as a form of nostalgia but as a way to encourage the pluralization of contemporary society. The essays in this book explore issues of the restoration, restitution, memorializing, and tourism that have brought present inhabitants into contact with initiatives to revive Jewish sites. They reveal that an emergent Jewish presence in both urban and rural landscapes exists in conflict and collaboration with other remembered minorities, engaging in complex negotiations with local, regional, national, and international groups and interests. With its emphasis on spaces and built environments, this volume illuminates the role of the material world in the complex encounter with the Jewish past in contemporary Poland.
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Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 "Oświęcim"/"Auschwitz": Archeology of a Mnemonic Battleground -- 2 Restitution of Communal Property and the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland -- 3 Muranów as a Ruin: Layered Memories in Postwar Warsaw -- 4 Stettin, Szczecin, and the "Third Space": Urban Nostalgia in the German -- 5 Rediscovering the Jewish Past in the Polish Provinces: The Socioeconomics of Nostalgia -- 6 Amnesia, Nostalgia, and Reconstruction: Shifting Modes of Memory in Poland's Jewish Spaces -- 7 Jewish Heritage, Pluralism, and Milieux de Mémoire: The Case of Kraków's Kazimierz -- 8 "Lodzermensch" and Litzmannstadt: Making "Virtually German" Sites in Łódź after 1989 -- 9 Stony Survivors: Images of Jewish Space on the Polish Landscape -- 10 Reading the Palimpsest -- 11 A Jew, a Cemetery, and a Polish Village: A Tale of the Restoration of Memory -- 12 The Museum of the History of Polish Jews: A Postwar, Post-Holocaust, Post-Communist Story -- Epilogue: Jewish Spaces and Their Future -- Contributors -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z.

In a time of national introspection regarding the country's involvement in the persecution of Jews, Poland has begun to reimagine spaces of and for Jewishness in the Polish landscape, not as a form of nostalgia but as a way to encourage the pluralization of contemporary society. The essays in this book explore issues of the restoration, restitution, memorializing, and tourism that have brought present inhabitants into contact with initiatives to revive Jewish sites. They reveal that an emergent Jewish presence in both urban and rural landscapes exists in conflict and collaboration with other remembered minorities, engaging in complex negotiations with local, regional, national, and international groups and interests. With its emphasis on spaces and built environments, this volume illuminates the role of the material world in the complex encounter with the Jewish past in contemporary Poland.

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