The Vicissitudes of Jewish Memory in Post-Communist Poland
In this chapter, Kapralski offers a sociological analysis of collective memory questions regarding Jewish-Gentile relations in present-day Poland. How are Poles marking, not marking, or resisting marking the Holocaust history in its changing landscapes? After describing the memory confrontations in post-1989 Poland generally, Kapralski zeroes in on the manifestations of these questions in Przeworsk, Poland. Among the struggles of carving out new lives in the uncertain realities of post-communism, competition for victim status arises between groups, playing out as battles over memory. This chapter traces the cultural, emotional, and political realities that face Poland as it confronts the weightiness of its history.
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