Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 4

BookPolin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 4

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 4

Poles and Jews: Perceptions and Misperceptions

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, 4


August 1st, 2004



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The theme of this rich and highly focused volume is Polish perceptions of Jews and Jewish perceptions of Poles from the Middle Ages to the present. Essays by Leszek Kolakowski and Wladyslaw Bartoszewski set the parameters of the debate. Contributors analyse sources ranging from Yiddish folk-songs to Hebrew, Yiddish, and Polish literature to Polish plays, and the discussions range over the entire period. Norman Davies writes on ethnic diversity in twentieth-century Poland, and other essays deal with related political aspects. There is also an important exchange between Stanislaus Blejwas and Shmuel Krakowski entitled 'Polemic as History'. CONTRIBUTORS Gershon C. Bacon, Israel Bartal, Wladyslaw T. Bartoszewski, Stanislaus A. Blejwas, Andrzej Bryk, Michael Burleigh, Andrzej Chojnowski, Norman Davies, David Engel, M. R. D. Foot, Frank Golczewski, Adam Hetnal, Julian Ilicki, Iwona Irwin-Zarecka, Krystyna Kersten, Stefan Kieniewicz, Leszek Kolakowski, Pawel Korzec, Shmuel Krakowski, Jack Kugelmass, Anna Landau-Czajka, Sergiusz Michalski, Magdalena Opalski, Antony Polonsky, Eugenia Prokopowna, Peter Pulzer, Anna Radziwill, Alexandra Reiche, Murray J. Rosman, Michael C. Steinlauf, Jerzy Szapiro, Jean-Charles Szurek, Janusz Tazbir, Nechama Tec, Chava Turniansky, Roman Zimand.


Author Information

Wladyslaw T. Bartoszewski, Research Fellow, St Antony’s College, Oxford.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page4
Editors and Advisers7
Statement from the editors12
Leszek Ko akowski, National Stereotypes14
W adyslaw T. Bartoszewski, Poles and Jews as the 'Other'17
Janusz Tazbir, Images of the Jew in the Polish Commonwealth29
Murray J. Rosman, A Minority Views the Majority: Jewish Attitudes towards the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth and Interaction with Poles42
Chava Turniansky, Yiddish 'Historical' Songs as Sources for the History of the Jews in Pre-Partition Poland53
Israel Bartal, Non-Jews and Gentile Society in East European Hebrew and Yiddish Literature 1856–191464
Magdalena Opalski, Trends in the Literary Perception of Jews in Modern Polish Fiction81
Frank Golczewski, Anti-Semitic Literature in Poland before the First World War98
Michael C. Steinlauf, Mr. Geldhab and Sambo in Peyes Images of the Jew on the Polish Stage, 1863–1905109
Eugenia Prokopówna, The Image of the Shtetl in Polish Literature140
Norman Davies, Ethnic Diversity in Twentieth Century Poland154
Andrzej Chojnowski, The Jewish Question in the Work of the Instytut Badań Spraw Narodowościowych in Warsaw170
Anna Landau-Czajka, The Ubiquitous Enemy. The Jew in the Political Thought of Radical Right-Wing Nationalists in Poland, 1926–1939180
Pawe Korzec and Jean-Charles Szurek, Jews and Poles under Soviet Occupation (1939–1941): Conflicting Interests215
Antony Polonsky, Polish-Jewish Relations and the Holocaust237
W adys aw Bartoszewski, The Founding of the All-Polish Anti-Racist League in 1946254
Krystyna Kersten and Jerzy Szapiro, The contexts of the so-called Jewish Question in Poland after World War II266
Julian Ilicki, Changing Identity among Younger Polish Jews in Sweden after 1968280
lwona lrwin-Zarecka, Problematizing the 'Jewish Problem'292
Nechama Tec, Of Help, Understanding and Hope: Righteous Rescuers and Polish Jews307
Stefan Kieniewicz, Jews in Jarmolince322
Personal View332
Roman Zimand, Wormwood and Ashes (Do Poles and Jews Hate Each Other?)332
Stanislaus A. Blejwas, Polemic as History: Shmuel Krakowski, The War of the Doomed. Jewish Armed Resistance in Poland, 1942–1944373
Shmuel Krakowski Response to Blejwas382
Stanislaus A. Blejwas Reply to Krakowski387
Review Articles389
Andrzej Bryk, The Struggles for Poland389
Gershon C. Bacon, Unchanging View: Polish Jewry as Seen in Recent One-Volume Histories of the Jews409
Anna Radziwi, The Teaching of the History of the Jews in Secondary Schools in the Polish People's Republic, 1949–88421
David Engel, Works in Hebrew on the History of the Jews in Inter-War Poland444
Peter Pulzer, Ostjuden453
Sergiusz Michalski, On Zweig457
Tomasz Gasowski, Reading Ringelblum461
Adam A. Hetnal, Recent Publications on the Plight of the Jews in Occupied Poland468
M. R. D. Foot, Resistance to Tyranny476
Michael Burleigh, Nazi Social Policies481
Alexandra Reiche, History, Holocaust and German National Identity486
Jack Kugelmass, A Look at the Last Jews of Poland493
Anna Izydorczyk, Ewa Pankiewicz, Scholarly Conference – 500 Years of Jewish Settlement in Podlasie501
Obitury, Shmuel Ettinger514