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ISBN: 0821415077
Author: Jonathan Huener
Language: English
Publisher: Ohio University Press; 1 edition (December 15, 2003)
Pages: 352
Category: World
Subcategory: History
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Series: Polish and Polish American Studies. Author Huener exhibits ambivalence about Polish deaths at the hands of the Germans

Series: Polish and Polish American Studies. Author Huener exhibits ambivalence about Polish deaths at the hands of the Germans. At the same time, he tries to minimize the fact of 3 million Polish dead. p. 44). He is clearly incorrect.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Professor Huener locates these and other public manifestations of memory at Auschwitz in the broad scope of Polish history, in the specific context of postwar Polish politics and culture, and against the background of Polish-Jewish relations. The Exile Mission: The Polish Political Diaspora and Polish-Americans, 1939–1956, by Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann. Series advisory board. M. B. Biskupski, Central Connecticut State University.

Holocaust and Genocide Studies 1. (2005) 292-295 In this important work, Jonathan Huener relates the history of Auschwitz in postwar Poland. The book's main story is about the memorialization of the camp, from its liberation by the Soviet army in January 1945 to Pope John Paul II's mass at Birkenau in 1979. Huener analyzes the 1947 creation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and traces the changes in exhibitions and other museum practices through the years. He invites readers on a virtual tour of the former camp's alleys and state-sponsored commemorative rituals.

Auschwitz, Poland, and the Politics of Commemoration, 1945–1979 (Polish and Polish American Studies). Jonathan Huener's study begins with the liberation of the camp and traces the history of the State Museum at Auschwitz from its origins immediately after the war until the 1980s, analyzing the landscape, exhibitions, and public events at the site.

series Polish and Polish-American Studies Series. Emphasis on Polish national martyrdom at Auschwitz, neglect of the Shoah as the most prominent element of the camp's history, political instrumentalization of the grounds and exhibitions-these were some of the more controversial aspects of the camp's postwar landscape.

Second, the Polish authorities consistently played down and neglected the .

Second, the Polish authorities consistently played down and neglected the camp's history as a site for the extermination of Jews. Third, the Polish state instrumentalized the camp site for political gain. Chapters 1 and 2 examine the history of the camp in the immediate postwar period.

Auschwitz, Poland, and the Politics of Commemoration, 1945-1979. Few places in the world carry as heavy a burden of history as Auschwitz. Recognized and remembered as the most prominent site of Nazi crimes, Auschwitz has had tremendous symbolic weight in the postwar world. Auschwitz, Poland, and the Politics of Commemoration"is a history of the Auschwitz memorial site in the years of the Polish People's Republic. Since 1945, Auschwitz has functioned as a memorial and museum.

Since 1945, Auschwitz has functioned as a memorial and museum. Polish and Polish American Studies. Ohio University Press. Its monuments, exhibitions, and public spaces have attracted politicians, pilgrims, and countless participants in public demonstrations and commemorative events.

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Public memory, as Jonathan Huener so wisely states, is a dialogue between the past and the present pointing toward the .

Public memory, as Jonathan Huener so wisely states, is a dialogue between the past and the present pointing toward the future. In tracing the history of the site of Auschwitz, Poland through the postwar years from 1945 to 79 as his title indicates, Huener in fact does more than that. He does not stop with 1979, the year of the Pope John Paul II's visit to Poland, which included a stop at Auschwitz, but traces the history through the fall of Communism. He deals with the Auschwitz Convent Controversy and stops at 1989 when Communism falls and a new democratic government takes its place.

Few places in the world carry as heavy a burden of history as Auschwitz. Recognized and remembered as the most prominent site of Nazi crimes, Auschwitz has had tremendous symbolic weight in the postwar world. Auschwitz, Poland, and the Politics of Commemoration is a history of the Auschwitz memorial site in the years of the Polish People's Republic. Since 1945, Auschwitz has functioned as a memorial and museum. Its monuments, exhibitions, and public spaces have attracted politicians, pilgrims, and countless participants in public demonstrations and commemorative events.  Jonathan Huener's study begins with the liberation of the camp and traces the history of the State Museum at Auschwitz from its origins immediately after the war until the 1980s, analyzing the landscape, exhibitions, and public events at the site.  Based on extensive research and illustrated with archival photographs, Auschwitz, Poland, and the Politics of Commemoration accounts for the development and durability of a Polish commemorative idiom at Auschwitz. Emphasis on Polish national “martyrdom” at Auschwitz, neglect of the Shoah as the most prominent element of the camp's history, political instrumentalization of the grounds and exhibitions—these were some of the more controversial aspects of the camp's postwar landscape.  Professor Huener locates these and other public manifestations of memory at Auschwitz in the broad scope of Polish history, in the specific context of postwar Polish politics and culture, and against the background of Polish-Jewish relations. Auschwitz, Poland, and the Politics of Commemoration will be of interest to scholars, students, and general readers of the history of modern Poland and the Holocaust.

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