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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The chapter on this latter point is longer than necessary, in my opinion. Fear by Jan Gross focuses tightly on the phenomenon of anti-Semitism in Poland after the Sec This is not a beautifully written book. Although the Judeocentric detractors of this historian, predictably, have attacked him personally, they, equally predictably, have presented no facts to contradict his claims.

In addition, almost all of Gross’ accounts of in-war and postwar “Polish killings of Jews” occur in a contextual vacuum. Sep 11, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: Show Less Restricted access. Archived from the original on 1 October Post-war pogroms and violent anti-Semitism, as presented here, are the results of greed, hatred, and a convenient world view that dehumanises those you have an opportunity to hurt.

Let the Jewish properties stand vacant in reverence for Jewish deaths, and on the outside chance that the owners may return? Police and soldiers arrived, but instead of saving the Jews, they participated in the action against the Jews.

Return to Book Page. Sign in to annotate. How is that even thinkable? To ask other readers questions about Fearplease sign up. The Jews who returned from the flames of the Holocaust reminded Poles of their own sins. Gross’ bizarre reasoning implies that anyone who acquires the property of a murder victim thereby becomes complicit in the murder and, what’s more, also a “plunderer” and “exploiter” of the victimregardless of the circumstances surrounding the acquisition and the fact that the recipient had nothing to do with the murder itself!


Grosd had to stop reading about half-way through the book, as I didn’t think it was particularly well written. Subscribe to our newsletter. Jewish Holocaust survivors returning to their Polish hometowns after the war experienced tmasz hostility, including murder, at the hands of their neighbors. Sep 09, Jan Peczkis rated it did not like it.

He holds back a bit, in my opinion, when it comes to the psychological aspects. A bandit doesn’t attack someone who is stronger, like military troops, but where he sees weakness. Did they really believe they were protecting Christian children by murdering their Jewish neighbors?

Gross is an intelligent commentator, and his conclusions are very well presented. And to tsrach 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. Anglophone Internet memes and their Polish versions Humour and cultural references in constrained translation. Some effort of Poles to “finish Hitler’s work”!

Courageous Poles, who jah saved Jewish children, were also persecuted. The latter subsequently became a mainstay in the roundup and killings of Jews throughout German-occupied Poland.

How many influential Jewish religious and secular leaders had promptly, loudly, and specifically condemned Jewish Communists for their torture and murder of Poles? This is a familiar, sad, and predictable story: One simply cannot fathom the following two things-that pogroms and anti-Semitic attacks occurred literally when the true monstrous extent of the Nazis’ actions was still being revealed to the world and that non-Jewish Poles who had hidden Jews during the war had to keep secret their heroic actions for fear of violence against them.

I am at home in the entire world, where there are clouds and birds and human tears. The clear, inescapable fact is that Jews killed more Poles than Poles killed Jews.

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Retrieved 31 October — via archive. Archived from the original on 23 March This book pretend toput polish people in shame, to make them feel bad In Fear, historian Jan Gross explores a seemingly baffling phenomenon. Boy scouts, policemen, soldiers, mothers and fathers took part in the bloodshed and murder that occurred here.


In he earned a Ph. Retrieved from ” https: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Poles, “suffering from a long-repressed guilt complex”, can finally resolve it by paying massive tribute “restitution” to Jewish organizations part of the Holocaust Industry. It turned out that he had gone to visit a friend in a town from which his family had recently moved.

There are too many fallacies, non sequiturs, and ridiculous assertions in this book to even begin addressing here. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Anti-Semitism in Poland after Auschwitz: Gross was awarded a fellowship in the field of sociology by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial.

It is no such thing. In addition, the IPN concluded there was more involvement by Nazi German security forces in the massacre. Those who embrace the prophetic vocation of afflicting the comfortable experience a kind of marginality, or exile. This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.

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

What happened to Poland before, during, and after WWII is such a complex mixture of political, social, psychological, and religious factors, that a complete explanation of anti-Semitism in Poland after Auschwitz may be too difficult a task to achieve. After finishing this book, I’m inclined to adopt a world view in which people are nothing more than animals that have words, oh so many tomazz, to justify their animalistic behaviour. Furthermore, the author Chodakiewicz finds fault with both Poles and Jews.