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Veterans, Victims, and Memory : the Politics of the Second World War in Communist Poland

Author: Joanna Wawrzyniak; Simon Lewis
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang Edition, [2015] ©2015
Series: Warsaw studies in contemporary history, v. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the vast literature on how the Second World War has been remembered in Europe, research into what happened in communist Poland, a country most affected by the war, is surprisingly scarce. The long gestation of Polish narratives of heroism and sacrifice, explored in this book, might help to understand why the country still finds itself in a "mnemonic standoff" with Western Europe, which tends to favour imagining  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: (GyWOH)har165000707
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Wawrzyniak; Simon Lewis
ISBN: 9783631640494 3631640498
OCLC Number: 894670717
Notes: Series previously titled: Warsaw studies in contemporary history.
Description: 259 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Communism, Myth and Memory --
The Communist Post-war: Organizing Life and Memory --
The Myth of Victory (1949-1955) --
The Myth of Unity (1956-1959) --
The Myth of Innocence (1960-1969) --
Epilogue: The Long Shadow of the Communist Politics of Memory.
Series Title: Warsaw studies in contemporary history, v. 4.
Other Titles: ZBoWiD i pamięć drugiej wojny światowej, 1949-1969.
Responsibility: Joanna Wawrzyniak ; translated by Simon Lewis.

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In the vast literature on how the Second World War has been remembered in Europe, research into what happened in Poland, a country most affected by the war, is surprisingly scarce. This book fills  Read more...

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"Abschliessend bleibt festzuhalten, dass Wawrzyniak uberzeugend und souveran durch die Wandlungen der Geschichtspolitik in der Volksrepublik Polen fuhrt."(Maximilian Becker, sehepunkte 16/2016)"An Read more...

 
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