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Reguła złotego środka. Kilka uwag na temat współczesnego dominującego dyskursu o „stosunkach polsko-żydowskich”
The Golden Mean Principle. A handful of comments on the currently dominant discourse about ‘Polish-Jewish relations

Author(s): Piotr Forecki, Anna Zawadzka
Subject(s): History, Jewish studies, Recent History (1900 till today), History of Judaism
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Centrum Badań nad Zagładą Żydów & IFiS PAN
Keywords: anti-Semitism; Polish-Jewish relations; POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews; Ida; monument of the Righteous; dominant discourse

Summary/Abstract: The article attempts to deconstruct the dominant Polish discourse regarding the ‘Polish-Jewish relations’. Its central 􀏐igures are: the logic of the golden mean as a tool to reach historical truth, symmetrisation of Polish and Jewish wrongs and faults, and hospitality as the prevalent attitude of Poles towards Jews. The authors show its opinion forming power using three examples: a review of Paweł Pawlikowski’s 􀏐ilm Ida, the reception of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and a discussion on the Righteous monuments, which were to be erected in Warsaw.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 408-428
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Polish