The Diary of Rutka Laskier
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Pamiętnik Rutki Laskier O społecznej recepcji świadectwa
The Diary of Rutka Laskier On the Social Reception of Witnessing

Author(s): Anita Jasińska
Subject(s): Polish Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Holocaust ;diary;personal witness account ;Będzin ;ghetto;
Summary/Abstract: The article focuses on the civic disagreements concerning the diary of a Jewish fourteen-year-old; Rutka Laskier. The main part of the article comprises a study of the changes in attitudes of the inhabitants of Będzin; brought about by the discover of the diary in 2006; as well as the readings of the diary by the contemporaries. As the author aims to argue; the reading of such a witness account is subject to a significant transformation. The deformation happens in a twofold manner; erasing the traces of the past. What was supposed to “return” Rutka to the city and save her from oblivion became the source of political conflict; social disagreement and even potentially international scandals.

  • Page Range: 99-123
  • Page Count: 25
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish