- 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
Who Am I?
Who Am I?
Jewish Children’s Search for Identity in Post-War Poland 1945‒1949
- (p.98) Who Am I?
- Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 20
Joanna B. Michlic
- Liverpool University Press
This chapter focuses on the reconstruction of personal identity and its ramifications for Jewish group identity. It illustrates how problematical the recuperation of memory was in the case of Jewish children hidden during the war. It also discusses Polish rescuers who were reluctant to part from the hidden Jewish children and impeded their return to a surviving parent, relative, or Jewish organization, which hindered the progress in the recovery of the children's memory. The chapter mentions surviving Jewish parents or relatives and the Central Committee of Polish Jews that were desperate to recover hidden children and had to pay a huge sum to Polish underground foster parents in order to redeem the child. It talks about the Jewish children that developed fractured personalities, remembering their upbringing in Polish homes, while becoming increasingly aware of the irreconcilability of these memories with their future lives in a Jewish milieu.
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