Monday, 31.05.2021, 18.00
Part of the project “(In)separable. Difficult Subjects in Polish-Jewish Relations”
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Even though among the people awarded with the Righteous Among the Nations medal most have been Poles, until 1989 this group practically did not exist in public debate. This changed in the 1990’s. However, in time, the discourse on the Righteous took a disturbing direction: instrumentalization and trivialization. The image of the Righteous as brave, extraordinary people who committed heroic deeds against their environment, was replaced by another narrative: a whole nation of Righteous who, despite their own suffering and oppression under German occupation, en masse and disinterestedly helped the Jews.
- Anna Bikont
- Prof. Tomasz Żukowski
- Prof. Dariusz Libionka
Led by: Kazimiera Szczuka
This discussion is part of the project “(In)separable. Difficult Subjects in Polish-Jewish Relations”, 2021 edition.
Organized by: Galicia Jewish Museum, Evens Foundation, Koret Foundation
Partner: Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University of Krakow
Media patrons: Gazeta Wyborcza, Radio Kraków, Chidusz, New Eastern Europe
In Polish with English translation.
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