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Introduction

Gabriel N. Finder

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 20: Making Holocaust Memory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113058
eISBN:
9781800342613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113058.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides a background on the ways in which Jews and Poles have remembered, represented, and memorialized the Holocaust. It recounts the effort to renew dialogue between Jewish and Polish ... More


Polish-Jewish Relations and the January Uprising: The Polish Perspective

Magdalena Opalska

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 1: Poles and Jews: Renewing the Dialogue

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113171
eISBN:
9781800340589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113171.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Polish–Jewish relations and the January uprising. The memory of the pro-Polish orientation of the Jews in the January uprising remained alive throughout the 19th and in the ... More


Burning Questions a Film By

Mishael Porembski

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16: Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774730
eISBN:
9781800340732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.003.0041
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter highlights Mishael Porembski's film Burning Questions. Burning Questions is a thoughtful and at times deeply moving personal meditation set within the vexing American context of ... More


Mayufes: A Window on Polish–Jewish Relations

Chone Shmeruk

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 10: Jews in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774310
eISBN:
9781800340671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774310.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies mayufes, a custom the author terms ‘a window on Polish–Jewish relations’. For centuries, mayufes was part of the Polish–Jewish experience. In Polish dictionaries and other ... More


Walls and Frontiers: Polish Cinema’s Portrayal of Polish–Jewish Relations

Paul Coates

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 10: Jews in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774310
eISBN:
9781800340671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774310.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes the portrayal of Polish–Jewish relations in Polish cinema. There are several obvious points at which one might begin to consider the treatment of Polish–Jewish relations in the ... More


Rafael F. Scharf: Poland, What have I to Do with Thee Essays without Prejudice

Sean Martin

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 14: Focusing on Jews in the Polish Borderlands

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774693
eISBN:
9781800340718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774693.003.0038
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter takes a look at Rafael F. Scharf's collection of writings. The writings concern the author's own relationship to Poland, various aspects of the history of the Holocaust, and, the subject ... More


Jewish Writers in Polish Literature

Eugenia Prokop-Janiec

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 15: Focusing on Jewish Religious Life, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774716
eISBN:
9781800340725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774716.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores Jewish contributions to Polish literature in the period between the two world wars. This literary activity mirrored social and cultural processes, such as the democratization of ... More


Poles, Jews, and Russians, 1863–1914: The Death of the Ideal of Assimilation in the Kingdom of Poland

Theodore R. Weeks

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 12: Focusing on Galicia: Jews, Poles and Ukrainians 1772-1918

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774594
eISBN:
9781800340695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774594.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter attempts to suggest some explanations for why there occurred a major shift in prevailing attitudes regarding the desired form of relations between Poles and Jews between the last major ... More


Some Thoughts on Polish-Jewish Relations

Władysław Bartoszewski

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 1: Poles and Jews: Renewing the Dialogue

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113171
eISBN:
9781800340589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113171.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses Polish–Jewish relations. The Poles and Jews shared the same lands within the same country for hundreds of years. The overwhelming majority of the Jews of Poland rejected ... More


Bondage to the Dead: Poland and the Memory of the Holocaust

Michael C. Steinlauf

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 13: Focusing on the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774600
eISBN:
9781800340701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774600.003.0045
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reflects on Michael C. Steinlauf's book Bondage to the Dead: Poland and the Memory of the Holocaust (1997). The two opening chapters of this book are a useful introduction, necessary for ... More


Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 20: Making Holocaust Memory

Gabriel N. Finder, Natalia Aleksiun, and Antony Polonsky (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113058
eISBN:
9781800342613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113058.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Although the reconciliation of Jewish and Polish memories of the Holocaust is the central issue in contemporary Polish–Jewish relations, this is the first attempt to examine these divisive memories ... More


The Return of the Troublesome Bird: Jerzy Kosiński and Polish–Jewish Relations

Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 12: Focusing on Galicia: Jews, Poles and Ukrainians 1772-1918

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774594
eISBN:
9781800340695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774594.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Jerzy Kosiński, author of The Painted Bird (Malowany ptak). Many critics, both Polish and otherwise, have stressed the influence on Kosiński's fiction of his background as a ... More


Arthur Szyk: Artist, Jew, Pole

Joseph P. Ansell

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774945
eISBN:
9781789623314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774945.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Artist and illustrator Arthur Szyk was a Polish Jew whose work was overwhelmingly Jewish in theme and content. The mission he set himself was to use his artistic talents to serve humanity and the ... More


Norman Davies. Heart of Europe. A Short History of Poland. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1984. Pp. xxi, 511.

L. R. Lewitter

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 1: Poles and Jews: Renewing the Dialogue

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113171
eISBN:
9781800340589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113171.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Norman Davies's Heart of Europe (1984). The delicate subject of Polish–Jewish relations in history, not being strictly relevant to the main theme of Heart of Europe, receives ... More


Poles and Jews in the Kielce Region and Radom, April 1945–February 1946

Adam Penkalla

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 13: Focusing on the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774600
eISBN:
9781800340701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774600.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the Poles and Jews in the Kielce Region and Radom. The relations between Poles and Jews and the situation of the Jewish population directly after the end of the Second World ... More


A Turning Point in the History of Polish Socialism and its Attitude Towards the Jewish Question

Moshe Mishkinsky

Antony Polonsky and Antony Polonsky (eds)

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 1: Poles and Jews: Renewing the Dialogue

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113171
eISBN:
9781800340589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113171.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes a turning point in the history of Polish Socialism and its attitude towards the Jewish Question. In dealing with the concept of the Jewish Question, the intention is not, as is ... More


From ‘Madagaskar’ to Sachsenhausen: Singing about ‘Race’ in a Nazi Camp

Bret Werb and Barbara Milewski

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16: Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774730
eISBN:
9781800340732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies the large and varied repertoire of songs created by Polish prisoners in Nazi concentration camps. Most common of these compositions are parodies of songs popular before the war. ... More


Stereotypes of Polish–Jewish Relations after the War: The Special Commission of the Central Committee of Polish Jews

Jan Gross

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 13: Focusing on the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774600
eISBN:
9781800340701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774600.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes stereotypes of Polish–Jewish relations after the Second World War. Even though most Polish Jews were killed during the German occupation, the stereotype of Judaeo-communism ... More


Jewish Theatre in Poland before the Second World War: Its Audiences and its Critics

Maya Peretz

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 13: Focusing on the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774600
eISBN:
9781800340701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774600.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores reviews of the Jewish theatre before the Second World War. Reviews allow a glimpse into Polish–Jewish relations as indirectly reflected in the views of Polish drama critics. ... More


Stanislaus A. Blejwas 1941‒2001

Michael C. Steinlauf and Antony Polonsky (eds)

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16: Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774730
eISBN:
9781800340732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.003.0049
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents an obituary for Professor Stanislaus A. Blejwas, one of the foremost scholars of Polish and Polish American history in the United States. Blejwas was the most important ... More


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