Handbook of Polish Czech and Slovak Holocaust Fiction

The Handbook of Polish, Czech, and Slovak Holocaust Fiction aims to increase the visibility and show the versatility of works from East-Central European countries.

Author: Elisa-Maria Hiemer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110671056

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 514

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The Handbook of Polish, Czech, and Slovak Holocaust Fiction aims to increase the visibility and show the versatility of works from East-Central European countries. It is the first encyclopedic work to bridge the gap between the literary production of countries that are considered to be main sites of the Holocaust and their recognition in international academic and public discourse. It contains over 100 entries offering not only facts about the content and motifs but also pointing out the characteristic fictional features of each work and its meaning for academic discourse and wider reception in the country of origin and abroad. The publication will appeal to the academic and broader public interested in the representation of the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, and World War II in literature and the arts. Besides prose, it also considers poetry and theatrical plays from 1943 through 2018. An introduction to the historical events and cultural developments in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Czech, and Slovak Republic, and their impact on the artistic output helps to contextualise the motif changes and fictional strategies that authors have been applying for decades. The publication is the result of long-term scholarly cooperation of specialists from four countries and several dozen academic centres.

Handbook of Polish Czech and Slovak Holocaust Fiction

The Handbook presents literary fiction works on the Holocaust in three Slavic languages. It contains more than 120 articles including an introduction dealing with Holocaust literature in the broader context.

Author: Agata Firlej

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110667258

Category: History

Page: 500

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The Handbook presents literary fiction works on the Holocaust in three Slavic languages. It contains more than 120 articles including an introduction dealing with Holocaust literature in the broader context. The publication will become a standard reference book at universities and in public libraries, and will be useful to everyone interested in the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, World War II, and Jewish-related literature.

Handbook of Polish Czech and Slovak Holocaust Fiction

Elders of the Jews in Theresienstadt 42, 43, 245, 416 Judith (biblical figure) 297, 340 justice demanding fictional/late justice 191 Kaddish 363, 438-440 Kafkaesque manner 19, 258, 297 Kaufering – see concentration camps Kielce pogrom ...

Author: Elisa-Maria Hiemer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110667417

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 514

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The Handbook of Polish, Czech, and Slovak Holocaust Fiction aims to increase the visibility and show the versatility of works from East-Central European countries. It is the first encyclopedic work to bridge the gap between the literary production of countries that are considered to be main sites of the Holocaust and their recognition in international academic and public discourse. It contains over 100 entries offering not only facts about the content and motifs but also pointing out the characteristic fictional features of each work and its meaning for academic discourse and wider reception in the country of origin and abroad. The publication will appeal to the academic and broader public interested in the representation of the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, and World War II in literature and the arts. Besides prose, it also considers poetry and theatrical plays from 1943 through 2018. An introduction to the historical events and cultural developments in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Czech, and Slovak Republic, and their impact on the artistic output helps to contextualise the motif changes and fictional strategies that authors have been applying for decades. The publication is the result of long-term scholarly cooperation of specialists from four countries and several dozen academic centres.

The Afterlife of the Shoah in Central and Eastern European Cultures

... a coeditor and coauthor of Handbook of Polish, Czech and Slovak Holocaust Fiction. Selected publications: Nieobecność. Ujecia Szoa w czeskiej dramaturgii (Poznan: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM, 2016); Czarny kruk.

Author: Anna Artwinska

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000464009

Category: History

Page: 380

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The Afterlife of the Shoah in Central and Eastern European Cultures is a collection of essays by literary scholars from Germany, the US, and Central Eastern Europe offering insight into the specific ways of representing the Shoah and its aftereffects as well as its entanglement with other catastrophic events in the region. Introducing the conceptual frame of postcatastrophe, the collected essays explore the discursive and artistic space the Shoah occupies in the countries between Moscow and Berlin. Postcatastrophe is informed by the knowledge of other concepts of "post" and shares their insight into forms of transmission and latency; in contrast to them, explores the after-effects of extreme events on a collective, aesthetic, and political rather than a personal level. The articles use the concept of postcatastrophe as a key to understanding the entangled and conflicted cultures of remembrance in postsocialist literatures and the arts dealing with events, phenomena, and developments that refuse to remain in the past and still continue to shape perceptions of today’s societies in Eastern Europe. As a contribution to memory studies as well as to literary criticism with a special focus on Shoah remembrance after socialism, this book is of great interest to students and scholars of European history, and those interested in historical memory more broadly.

Polish Literature and Genocide

Morawiec, Arkadiusz (2021) “Medallions,” in Handbook of Polish, Czech, and Slovak Holocaust Fiction: Works and Contexts, eds. Elisa Maria-Hiemer et al., Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 270–273. Mostowicz, Arnold (2005) With a Yellow Star ...

Author: Arkadiusz Morawiec

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000534498

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Polish Literature and Genocide presents the attitude of national literature to the twentieth-century acts of genocide. This volume examines the reflection of the Holocaust and the massacre in Srebrenica in a rich, detailed, and comprehensive way, expanding the existing research and, in some cases, challenging the former sometimes ossified ideas. Polish literature also records what had been largely overlooked: the extermination of disabled and mentally ill people, the Roma and Sinti, and the Soviet prisoners of war by the Nazis. This volume includes analysis of the literary works of Władysław Szlengel, the most prominent Polish-language poet in the Warsaw ghetto; the peculiar reception of Julian Tuwim’s famous poem for children “Locomotive;” the memoir of Leon Weliczker, a prisoner of the Janowska concentration camp in Lviv and a member of the ‘death brigade’ (Sonderkommando); the origins of Medallions by Zofia Nałkowska, who ‘processed’ historical documents into literature and contributed to the making of professor Rudolf Spanner’s ‘dark legend’, and the textual origins of Tadeusz Różewicz’s ‘poetry after Auschwitz.’ Furthermore, this volume addresses issues related to the genesis and function of ‘genocide literature’ –– aesthetic, cognitive, ideological, and social. This volume will be a crucial resource for academics interested in key debates within Holocaust studies.

In the Shadows of the Holocaust Communism

This book shows how history, generational, and individual biography intertwine in the formation of ethnic identity and its ambiguities.

Author: Alena Heitlinger

Publisher: Transaction Pub

ISBN: 0765803313

Category: History

Page: 238

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Examines identity formation among a generation of Czech and Slovak Jews who grew up under communism, coming of age during the de-Stalinization period of 1962-68. This book shows how history, generational, and individual biography intertwine in the formation of ethnic identity and its ambiguities.

Borders of Language and Identity in Teschen Silesia

This book is a multidisciplinary study of the borderland that intersects the territory of the Polish, Czech, and Slovak languages.

Author: Kevin Hannan

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015041009450

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 255

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This book is a multidisciplinary study of the borderland that intersects the territory of the Polish, Czech, and Slovak languages. Teschen Silesia is a region of transitional language and culture that today is divided between the Czech Republic and Poland. The author examines the complex historical development of this region and describes the diachronic and synchronic development of the traditional dialect. This work explores the complex relation that links language, culture, social networks, and ethnic consciousness in a Slavic borderland.

In the Shadow of Munich British Policy towards Czechoslovakia from 1938 to 1942

The key focus of this work lies in the influence of 'Munich' upon the British political scene and upon the resulting British policy towards Czechoslovakia in the Central European context and also in the repercussions of Munich in ...

Author: Smetana, Vít

Publisher: Karolinum Press

ISBN: 9788024613734

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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The book In the Shadow of Munich. British Policy towards Czechoslovakia from the Endorsement to the Renunciation of the Munich Agreement (1938 to 1942) analyses the varying attitudes and gradual change of British policy towards Czechoslovakia in the period from the Munich Conference in September 1938 to August 1942 when the British government proclaimed the Munich Agreement as dead and thus having no influence whatsoever on the future territorial settlement. The key focus of this work lies in the influence of 'Munich' upon the British political scene and upon the resulting British policy towards Czechoslovakia in the Central European context and also in the repercussions of Munich in negotiations with the Czechoslovak exile representatives. The book is a result of many years of the author?s research conducted primarily in the British and the Czech archives as well as his reflection of numerous documentary editions, diaries, memoirs and secondary sources. It aims to dispel frequent myths and stereotypes that have so far influenced the Czech and partly also Anglo-Saxon historiography in their interpretations of British attitudes towards Czechoslovakia immediately before and during the Second World War.

The Slovak Dilemma

The Slovak Dilemma is a case-study in nationalism.

Author: Eugen Steiner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521200504

Category: History

Page: 229

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The Slovak Dilemma is a case-study in nationalism. Accepting the view that the four and a half million Slovaks who inhabit the eastern part of Czechoslovakia are a separate Slav ethnic group, Dr Steiner describes their position in Czechoslovak history, their role in political life, the extraordinary persistence and continuing frustration of their national aspirations. After a brief survey of the history of the Slovaks under Hungarian rule, Dr Steiner examines their position in the democratic Czechoslovak Republic which was established in 1918. He analyses the causes of Slovak discontent and shows that although the new constitution granted full expression to Slovak culture, it limited complete development of Slovak national rights. Nevertheless he suggests that Slovak separatism played little part in the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia in 1938 and that the real attitude of the people towards Hitler's puppet Slovak State was eloquently expressed in their tragic rising against it in August 1944.