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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Jan T. Gross – Wikipedia

This is a long and difficult read, and at times, mentally draining. Archived from the original on 23 March Tomlinson ’16 for a professorship in the Department of History. Of course, the reader can guess which side is called upon to “come to terms with the past”, “do a moral reckoning”, “confront dark grlss in one’s history”, all in accordance with the standard Holocaustspeak.

Jul 05, Betsy rated it really liked it Shelves: I feel as close to the wretched victims of the rubber plantations tpmasz Putumayo and the blacks of Africa. The footnotes may put off some readers but they can be skipped during the first read to keep the argument moving.

Would you like to be regularly informed by e-mail about our new publications in your otmasz of interest? That is, they felt it’s not as primitive and prevalent but that this book has somehow supported that thought.

Lists with This Book. To say that they had nothing to do with Jews since most Jews weren’t Communists is akin to saying that Einstein had nothing to do with Jews since most Jews weren’t and aren’t exceptionally intelligent.


This is a must read for people interested in srtach Holocaust.

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Many reviewers have found Gross’ writing unattractive, but I have to disagree. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat Gross never lets the reader forget about those circumstances, and you get the impression that the author is just as surprised at the horrors suffered by Polish Jews at the hands of their Polish neighbours as the reader is.

There was no social stigma attached to those involved in the harassment, beatings, and murder. Sep 09, Jan Peczkis rated it did not like it. Boy scouts, policemen, soldiers, mothers and fathers took part in the bloodshed and murder that occurred here. Some effort of Poles to “finish Hitler’s work”!

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In the other side the arguments of the author in this case is weak. Iwona Wardach rated it really liked it May 04, It definitely made me want to tead his book, Neighbors. There was also widespread Polish admiration for Jewish bravery.

Currency depends on your shipping address. A few Poles, mostly underworld figures, did make cruel jokes.

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

Polish prosecutors had previously examined Gross’s book Fear and the book Golden Harvestbut not closed those cases after finding no evidence of a crime.

Elsewhere, Gross’ citation of Yitzhak Zuckerman, on Jewish grief after Kielce, avoids mention of Zuckerman’s statement p. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. They became social outcasts in their ian communities.


In he earned a Ph. On July 4, etrach, a crowd gathered at 7 Planty Street. The more that I think it, the more that It lost validity I like to think of myself as well read and not easily shocked, yet this was a terrifying read describing the moral breakdown of an entire country.

An Essay in Historical Interpretation. His mother, Hanna, lost her first husband, who was Jewish, after he was denounced by a neighbor. Retrieved 27 June Perhaps he connects them later in the book and I should give it a second chance, but I’m not particularly inclined to do so. But the book was dissapointing inseveral ways, first, the way was written, is very unconfortabble to read that have foodnots, and notes at the end, and the worse, important ones, you have to stop every 5 minutes to go to some notes and turn back Elsewhere, Gross’ preoccupation with Poles rejoicing at Jewish sufferings conspicuously omits Zuckerman’s p.

He retrieves a pungent line from Tacitus: 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. How is it that there was aggressive anti-Semitism in Poland, after the Holocaust?