The City after the Holocaust: The Jewish Quarter in Lublin and its Commemorations Cover Image

Miasto po Zagładzie. Dzielnica żydowska w Lublinie i jej upamiętnienia
The City after the Holocaust: The Jewish Quarter in Lublin and its Commemorations

Author(s): Marta Kubiszyn, Joanna Zętar
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Jewish studies, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Fascism, Nazism and WW II, History of the Holocaust, Tourism
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Centrum Badań nad Zagładą Żydów & IFiS PAN
Keywords: Lublin; Podzamcze; post-World War Two period; commemoration of the Holocaust;

Summary/Abstract: During World War Two, the urban structures along with buildings of several Jewish quarters in Poland as well as in other European countries were demolished by the Nazis to a great degree. After 1989, the process or recovering the memory of the Jews developed. Many buildings in the areas of former Jewish districts were renovated to serve as an element of local tourist offers. At the same time, non-commercial, educational and artistic projects commemorating the Holocaust were initiated. In this paper such issues are a reference point for analyzing the post-war history of “Podzamcze”, the former Jewish neighborhood in Lublin from the destruction of the historical Jewish quarter in 1942–1954, via creating a new urban structure in its former location by the communist regime in 1954, to the initiatives undertaken on a wider scale since the 1980s focused on commemorating Jews of Lublin and the district itself within its former area.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 387-418
  • Page Count: 32
  • Language: Polish