A Bullet to the Head for Chanting “Down with Piłsudski” – the Case of Szyja Grunwald as an Example of Brutalization of Daily Life in Inter-War Poland. Cover Image
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„Za okrzyk «Precz z Piłsudskim» kulą w łeb” – przypadek Szyi Grinwalda jako przykład brutalizacji życia codziennego w międzywojennej Polsce
A Bullet to the Head for Chanting “Down with Piłsudski” – the Case of Szyja Grunwald as an Example of Brutalization of Daily Life in Inter-War Poland.

Author(s): Magdalena Kozłowska
Subject(s): Political history, Recent History (1900 till today), Jewish Thought and Philosophy, History of Judaism
Published by: Żydowski Instytut Historyczny
Keywords: Tsukunft; Szyja Grinwald; interwar period; authoritarianism; political violence; Poland

Summary/Abstract: The article is a case study of the tragic December 1929 death of Tsukunft member Szyja Grinwald and of the trial of the suspected assassin. The analysis is based first and foremost on press reports due to the overwhelming influence of the press on the shaping of social attitudes in the 2nd Republic. The events are shown against the broader background of political tension over the plans to amend the Constitution and the authoritarian state policy line. Grinwald’s case serves here to portray the brutal street politics of the two decades separating the two world wars and the ways it was used instrumentally by various social actors.

  • Issue Year: 268/2018
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 733-742
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish