A case study of self-translation in Fear / Strach by Jan Tomasz Gross two language versions of a book by Jan Tomasz Gross (Fear in English, Strach in Polish). Jan Tomasz Gross. · Rating details · ratings · 21 reviews. Poland suffered an exceedingly brutal Nazi occupation during the Second World War. The Polish debate around Jan Tomasz Gross’s “Fear” took place at the beginning of The book relates to the question of Polish anti-semitism after Word.

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He has specialized in studies of Polish history and Polish-Jewish relations in Poland. This is the story about what happened to the surviving ten percent approximately—when they returned to their native Poland after the war ended. Perhaps he connects them later in the steach and I should give it a second chance, but I’m not particularly inclined to do so. I plan on reading “Neighbors” and a few of the stracy referenced in the notes.

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The building, it was discovered later, had no basement. Julia rated it really liked it Jun 14, Gross never lets the reader forget about those circumstances, and you get the impression that the aut Many reviewers have found Gross’ writing unattractive, but I have to disagree. Elsewhere, Gross’ citation of Yitzhak Zuckerman, on Jewish grief after Kielce, avoids mention of Zuckerman’s statement p.

Gross’ narrative is not one that you can sit down and become completely engrossed in, but the scholarship and conclusions drawn are well-researched and compelling.

The more that I think it, the more that It lost validity An important book on an incredibly underrepresented topic. This scrupulously researched book should be read by a wider audience. He became a naturalized U. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A good academic analysis by Professor Gross himself of Polish origins grosd the Polish peoples antisemitism and its facilitation in its butchery by the Germans during WWII. Jews living in Poland have recently told me that – while his facts are absolutely correct – they felt his books have given an overall inaccurate ajn of Polish anti-Semitism and that the books have implied that this continues, at stfach same level, today.

Jah of repetition, but it is a story that needs to be told.

But despite the calamity shared by Poland’s Jews and non-Jews, anti-Semitic violence did not stop in Poland with Poland suffered an exceedingly brutal Nazi occupation during the Second World War. When the surviving Jews returned to their hometowns in Poland after the war ended, leading Polish intellectuals were shocked and scandalized by the recurring postwar manifestations of popular anti-Semitism. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. They were afraid of the likely hostile reaction by their Polish neighbors. How can Fear be used as a political weapon of control of a population, that is the premise of this very depth analysis. And to think the appalling actions the Polish government has taken recently to further remove itself from being labeled as complicit with the Nazis even though many Poles were in the annihilation of Polish Jews.

In addition, almost all of Gross’ accounts of in-war and postwar “Polish killings of Jews” occur in a contextual vacuum. These were not isolated actions of deviants or socially marginal individuals. User Account Sign In Not registered? Although this is specifically about atrocities committed by the Polish people,there is no doubt that the darkest corners of human nature are not limited to one nationality or period of history.

The Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz said that Poland’s Communist rulers fulfilled the dream of Polish nationalists by bringing into existence an ethnically pure state. With this I am not pretending to deny what happen at Kielce, not at all, but the author took an attitude to polish people compleatly unvalid. Did they really believe they were protecting Christian children by murdering their Jewish neighbors?

One cannot help but wonder how this phenomenon has evolved today in a nation that has not yet faced up to its own part in the murder of its Jewish population and in certain areas continues today to deny its own complicity in those homasz. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Or login to access all content.

Those who embrace the prophetic vocation of tross the comfortable experience a kind of marginality, or exile. Tomlinson ’48 in memory of his father, Norman B.

Two audiences, two messages. A case study of self-translation in Fear / Strach by Jan Tomasz Gross

His egregious thesis begins with Polish “opportunistic complicity” in the Holocaust based solely on these acquisitions. Nov 21, Yossi rated it really liked it.


For many students of the discipline, it is an initiation rite of sorts to face the proposition that domestication is not the only way to do translation, and that translation is not the transparent mediation many intuitively believe it should be. Did not Poles see much more intimately than other Europeans what the Nazi system of mass murder was like, since Poland was the site of so many death camps?

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This is a must read for people interested in the Holocaust. This book pretend toput polish people in shame, to make them feel bad I am half polish and when I just start to read the book I was thinking that I may feel bad about it that maybe, polish people are not that great, and more of the opposite Would you like to be regularly informed by e-mail about our new publications in your fields of interest?

In his investigations, Gross was intrigued to discover cases of Righteous Gentiles among the Poles who hid Jews during the Nazi slaughter, yet after World War II, they were reluctant to let their heroism be known to their fellow Polish citizens. Instead, his explanation is [Polish: Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, has said the postwar violence against Jews was “not about anti-Semitism. Gross also rejects, as tomas explanation, the historical roots of Polish anti-Semitism and the argument that Nazi policies simply rubbed off onto the Poles.

I wonder how much this is at the root of modern Grosw anti-Semitism. NSA etc makes this book very important if one desires to understand what is happening to the world we all live in. His mother, Hanna, lost her first husband, who was Jewish, after he was denounced by a neighbor. Open Preview See a Problem?

Arguments at the poles have the antisemitism throught the milk of our mothers? Jan Gross’s Fear is a detailed reconstruction of this pogrom and the Polish reactions to it that attempts to answer a perplexing question: May 03, Howard added it.

The book was first released in the United States inwhere it was greeted with warm tkmasz. Gross’s work is but the first step.