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Rediscovering Traces of Memory: The Jewish Heritage of Polish Galicia

Jonathan Webber

Abstract

The present-day traces of the Jewish past in Poland are complex. Jewish life lay in ruins after the Holocaust. Much evidence of ruin remains, but there are also widespread traces that bear witness to the elaborate Jewish culture that once flourished there, even in villages and small towns. One also sees places where Jews were murdered by the Germans in the war: not only in death camps and ghettos, but also in fields, forests, rivers, and cemeteries. After the war, forty years of communism suppressed even the memory of the destroyed Jewish heritage. Today, by contrast, the historic Jewish cultu ... More

Keywords: Jewish past, Poland, Jewish life, Holocaust, Jewish culture, Jewish heritage, hasidic pilgrims, Jewish tourists, Jewish revival

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781786940872
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786940872.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Webber, author