"Chcemy wierzyć w inną Polskę": stosunki żydowsko-polskie w podziemnej prasie żydowskiej getta warszawskiego ["We want to believe in a different Poland" : Polish-Jewish relations as reflected in the Jewish underground press in Warsaw]

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Analyzes the evolution of Jewish attitudes toward Poles and Poland as reflected in the Jewish press in the Warsaw ghetto. In the early period of the ghetto, the underground press presented a positive image of Poles. The socialist (Bundist) press perceived Poles as having compassion for the Jews and helping them; those who collaborated with Nazis or blackmailed Jews were considered a marginal segment of society. The image of a future, postwar Poland was depicted in an idealistic way. There would be place for everyone in a new socialist Poland, without the influence of nationalistic parties. This positive image changed in the middle of 1942, when a negative image predominated. The latter image was prevalent also in articles written in 1943-44, after the liquidation of the ghetto. Underlines that both images - positive and negative - do not reflect the reality of Polish-Jewish relations but only the way the Jews imagined these relations and a future Poland.
Original languagePolish
Pages (from-to)96-113
Number of pages18
JournalZagłada Żydów; studia i materiały
StatePublished - 2005

RAMBI Publications

  • rambi
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Periodicals
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland
  • Jewish ghettos
  • Jews -- Poland -- Warsaw

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