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Poland's threatening other : the image of the Jew from 1880 to the present

Author: Joanna Beata Michlic
Publisher: Lincoln (Neb.) : University of Nebraska Press, cop. 2006.
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Analyzes the nature and impact of anti-Jewish prejudices on modern Polish society and culture, tracing the history of the concept of the Jew as the threatening other and its role in the formation and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Beata Michlic
ISBN: 0803232403 9780803232402
OCLC Number: 470809517
Notes: Notes bibliogr. p. [280]-365.
Description: 1 vol. (XII-386 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 - The Concept of the Jew as the Threatening Other and Modern Nation Building in Poland: General Introduction; Chapter 2 - The Representation of the Jew as the Threatening Other: Historical Introduction Part I.; Chapter 3 - The Myth of the Jew as the Threatening Other and its Functions in Interwar Poland, 1918-1939: Historical Introduction Part II.; Chapter 4 - The Myth and Anti-Jewish Violence between 1918 and 1939: The Uses of the Myth in Instigation, Rationalization and Justification of Violence.; Chapter 5 - Perceptions of Jews during the German Occupation of Poland, 1939-1945: The Development and Persistence of the Myth under a New Set of Political and Social Circumstances.; Chapter 6 - Old Wine in a New Bottle: Ethno-Nationalist Influence on Polish Perceptions of Jews in the Early Post-War Period, 1945-49.; Chapter 7 - "Judeo-communists, Judeo-Stalinists, Judeo-anti-Communists and National Nihilists": The Communist Regime and the Myth, 1950s -1980s.; Chapter 8 - Conclusions: The Beginning of the End of the Image of the Jew as Threatening Other in Post-Communist Poland.
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