- 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
The Inspiration for Rachela in Stanisław Wyspiański’s ‘Wesele’, 1901
- (p.360) Józefa Singer
- Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 20
- Liverpool University Press
This chapter begins with the wedding of poet Lucjan Rydel and Jadwiga Mikołajczyk at St Mary's Church in Kraków. It details how their wedding was considered a transgressive act that violated established conventions wherein an artist, a patrician, a member of the intelligentsia married a simple, uneducated peasant girl. It also mentions Stanisław Wyspianski, who wrote a play about Rydel and Mikołajczyk's wedding in February 1901, which he entitled The Wedding (Wesele) and based most of his characters on participants in the wedding. The chapter recounts the uproar after the premiere of The Wedding on 16 March 1901 that was caused by the gossip and curiosity about the characters, the innovative dramatic form and inclusion of phantasmagoric figures, and the political messages and implications of the play. It dwells on Józefa (Perel) Singer, a guest at Rydel and Mikołajczyk's wedding that inspired the character of Rachela in The Wedding.
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