- Title Pages
- Editors and Advisers
- Note on Place Names
- Note on Transliteration
- Memento Mori
- The Central Jewish Historical Commission in Poland 1944–1947
Who Am I?
- Jewish Collaborators on Trial in Poland 1944–1956
Auschwitz and the Politics of Martyrdom and Memory 1945–1947
- A Library of Hope and Destruction
Rachel Auerbach, Yad Vashem, and Israeli Holocaust Memory
- Holocaust Memorialization in Ukraine
- Jedwabne and Wizna
- So Many Questions
- From Silence to Recognition
What Story to Tell?
- Bearing Witness
‘On the Gallows’
- Shabes, yontef un rosh-khoydesh
- Józefa Singer
- Introducing Miss Judaea 1929
- You from Jedwabne
The Synagogues of Poznań
- The Dedication of the New Synagogue in Poznań (Posen)
A Selection from Part 1 of Lev Levanda’s Seething Times
- Notes on the Contributors
Photographs from the Grave
- (p.55) Memento Mori
- Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 20
Gabriel N. Finder
Judith R. Cohen
- Liverpool University Press
This chapter analyzes photographs taken by Jews returning to Poland immediately after the war when they excavated and reburied the corpses of their loved ones and friends. It describes the snapshots that show the determination of the returnees to erect Jewish sites of memory to their loved ones. It also explains how the photos convey the isolation of Jews in their performance of their most human of obligations, as the spaces in which they bury their dead are otherwise eerily empty. The chapter notes that no Poles appear in the photos, apart from Polish workers hired to exhume corpses or to dig graves for reburial. It discusses the irony of the snapshots of keeping the memory of loved ones, while Jews opted to cast the erasure of Jewish memory in Poland into sharp relief.
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