A case study of self-translation in Fear / Strach by Jan Tomasz Gross two language versions of a book by Jan Tomasz Gross (Fear in English, Strach in Polish). Jan Tomasz Gross. · Rating details · ratings · 21 reviews. Poland suffered an exceedingly brutal Nazi occupation during the Second World War. The Polish debate around Jan Tomasz Gross’s “Fear” took place at the beginning of The book relates to the question of Polish anti-semitism after Word.

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Two audiences, two messages. A case study of self-translation in Fear / Strach by Jan Tomasz Gross

I wonder how much this is at the root of modern Polish anti-Semitism. I have no special corner in my heart for the ghetto: Some effort of Poles to “finish Hitler’s work”! He has specialized in studies of Polish history and Polish-Jewish relations in Poland. Gross’ bizarre reasoning implies that anyone who acquires the property of a murder victim thereby becomes complicit in the murder and, what’s more, also a “plunderer” and “exploiter” of the victimregardless of the circumstances surrounding the acquisition and the fact that the recipient had nothing to do with the murder itself!

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This fact was ignored in during the pogrom in Kielce and the murders throughout the rest of Poland, just as it is probably generally ignored today. The Roman, Tacitus, wrote: Elsewhere, Gross’ citation of Yitzhak Zuckerman, on Jewish grief after Kielce, avoids mention of Zuckerman’s statement p. But the book was dissapointing inseveral ways, first, the way was written, is very unconfortabble to read that have foodnots, and notes at the end, a I listen a lot about this book, how controversial, how terrible it is An important book on an incredibly underrepresented topic.


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Just interesting to think about Polish Jews and their issues with it. Rather, it developed in the context of the Holocaust and tojasz Communist takeover: How is it that there was aggressive anti-Semitism in Poland, after groas Holocaust? This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. They were greeted by a wide range of anti-Jewish practices: Perhaps he connects them later in the book and I should give it a second chance, but I’m not particularly inclined to do so.

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This is a must read for people interested in the Holocaust. And what about the shoe on the other foot? Some are short some are long, but they were far away too much notes I listen a lot about this book, how controversial, how terrible tomadz is Be advised, though, that many of Gross’s concluding attempts to theorize the continuation of anti-Semitism after the Holocaust in Poland do not fit well with what we know of human psychology.

Gross was awarded a fellowship in the field of sociology by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial. Jews living in Poland have recently told me that – while his facts are absolutely correct – they felt his books have given an overall inaccurate impression of Polish anti-Semitism and that the books have implied that this continues, at the same level, today. I want to know what he was thinking otmasz he say that.


After finishing this book, I’m inclined to adopt a world view in which people are nothing more than animals that have words, oh so many words, to justify their animalistic behaviour.

How is that even thinkable? With one exception, the Catholic Church hierarchs basically blamed the Jews for what happened.

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This amounts to a small fraction of one percent! Tokasz are too many fallacies, non sequiturs, and ridiculous assertions in this book to even begin addressing here. I feel as close to the wretched victims of the rubber plantations in Putumayo and the blacks stach Africa. Or login to access all content. The Jews who returned from the flames of the Holocaust reminded Poles of their own sins. Close to five million Poles were killed. Anti-Semitism in Poland after Auschwitz.

Subscribe to our newsletter. There was no social stigma attached to those involved in the harassment, beatings, and murder. Decades after the former, srrach woman expressed guilt over an ill-gotten pillow, and asked the Jewish owners’ descendants what to do. But Gross fails to “connect the dots”. User Account Sign In Not registered? Books by Jan Tomasz Gross. A few Poles, mostly underworld figures, did make cruel jokes.