By Jonathan Huener
Auschwitz, Poland, and the Politics of Commemoration is a historical past of the Auschwitz memorial web site within the years of the Polish People's Republic. considering 1945, Auschwitz has functioned as a memorial and museum. Its monuments, exhibitions, and public areas have attracted politicians, pilgrims, and numerous members in public demonstrations and commemorative events.
Jonathan Huener's examine starts off with the liberation of the camp and strains the historical past of the nation Museum at Auschwitz from its origins instantly after the conflict till the Nineteen Eighties, interpreting the panorama, exhibitions, and public occasions on the site.
Based on huge study and illustrated with archival photographs, Auschwitz, Poland, and the Politics of Commemoration accounts for the improvement and sturdiness of a Polish commemorative idiom at Auschwitz. Emphasis on Polish nationwide “martyrdom” at Auschwitz, forget of the Shoah because the so much favorite portion of the camp's background, political instrumentalization of the grounds and exhibitions—these have been many of the extra debatable features of the camp's postwar landscape.
Professor Huener locates those and different public manifestations of reminiscence at Auschwitz within the vast scope of Polish historical past, within the particular context of postwar Polish politics and tradition, and opposed to the heritage of Polish-Jewish relations. Auschwitz, Poland, and the Politics of Commemoration will be of curiosity to students, scholars, and common readers of the historical past of contemporary Poland and the Holocaust.
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Auschwitz, Poland, and the Politics of Commemoration, 1945–1979 (Polish and Polish American Studies) by Jonathan Huener