The Remains of the Triple Ghetto in the Prague Underground Cover Image

Überbleibsel des «dreifachen Ghettos» im Prager Underground
The Remains of the Triple Ghetto in the Prague Underground

Author(s): Veronika Tuckerová
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Recent History (1900 till today)
Published by: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny
Keywords: Triple Ghetto ;the Prague Underground

Summary/Abstract: This article explores the uses of the concept of “ghetto” in Czech samizdat and underground culture during the 1970s and 1980s, from the “merry ghetto” of the Czech underground, to various resurfacings of Paul Eisner’s concept of the “triple ghetto” topos in samizdat, and specifically in underground, literature, film, and music. The ’70s and ’80s underground held Prague German and German Jewish writers and the places connected to their work in special regard. This article argues that links existed between the various concepts of “ghetto” (sociological, literary and historical) and the perceptions of Prague by samizdat/underground authors.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 23/1-2
  • Page Range: 193-211
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: English