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dc.contributor.authorCICHOPEK, Anna
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-12T12:03:30Z
dc.date.available2009-05-12T12:03:30Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.issn1830-7728
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/11293
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, I tell the stories of Jewish survivors who made their way to their hometowns in Poland and Slovakia between the fall of 1944 and summer 1948. I describe liberation by the Soviet Army and attitudes toward the liberators in Poland and Slovakia. I ask what the Jewish position was in the complex matrix of Polish-Russian relations in 1944 and 1945. Then I follow the survivors during the first hours, days, and weeks after liberation. I describe their pursuit of something to eat and wear and a place to sleep. Finally, I focus on the journey home of Jewish survivors leaving for their hometowns in the hope of finding living relatives and their homes intact. I look at all those experiences as a time of exchange and confrontation between liberators and the liberated and among travelers on the road. I argue that these encounters were not homogenously marked by violence, hatred, and mutual resentment, but also by curiosity, solidarity, and indifference.en
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dc.language.isoenen
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dc.relation.ispartofseries2009/09en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectJewish historyen
dc.subjectPolish-Jewish relationsen
dc.subjectSlovak-Jewish relationsen
dc.subjectmodern East European historyen
dc.subjectethnic studiesen
dc.subjectethnic violenceen
dc.subjectpost-1945 studiesen
dc.subjectHolocaust studiesen
dc.subjectsocial historyen
dc.titleAfter Liberation: the Journey Home of Jewish Survivors in Poland and Slovakia, 1944-46en
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