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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Currency depends on your shipping address. Veronica rated it really liked it Nov 28, This book made me ask more questions about the depth of antisemitic sentiments in Polish society.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Although this is specifically about atrocities committed by the Polish people,there is no doubt that the darkest corners of human nature are not limited to one nationality or period of history. The “Boogeyman” behind every bush lays in wait, “Yes I will give up some freedoms to be more safe”. This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat The Nazi murdered their neighbors and most Poles did nothing, they stole and plundered their property, enriching themselves in the most opportunistic fashion.

Do you have any questions? Return to Book Page. Courageous Poles, toomasz had saved Jewish children, were also persecuted. Something to learn as the Jewish people were residents in Poland for over a years! The plot gets even thicker: I want to know what he was thinking when he say that.

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

Lots of repetition, but it is a story that needs to be told. Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, has said the postwar violence against Jews was “not about anti-Semitism. As for Gross’ expansive accounts of Polish-German collaboration in the killing of Jews as at Jedwabne–itself a Gross exaggeration–pardon the punGross tiptoes around Browning’s paragraph p. Gross dusts off anti-Catholic Stalinist propaganda when he accuses the Church of a “tardy” response to the Kielce tragedy.


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. A bandit doesn’t attack someone who is stronger, like military troops, but where he sees weakness. Close to five million Poles were killed. Who is normal after the II World War? Tomlinson ’16 and ’48 Professor of War and Society.

When the surviving Jews returned to their hometowns in Poland after the war ended, leading Polish intellectuals were shocked and scandalized by the recurring postwar manifestations of popular anti-Semitism. In his investigations, Gross was intrigued to discover cases of Righteous Gentiles among the Poles who hid Jews during the Nazi slaughter, yet after World War II, they were reluctant to let their heroism be known to their fellow Polish citizens.

Preview — Fear by Jan Tomasz Gross. Gross was awarded a fellowship in the field of sociology by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial.

That is, they felt it’s not as primitive and prevalent but that this book has somehow supported that thought. Anglophone Internet memes and their Polish versions Humour and cultural references in constrained translation.

Jews had persecuted Jews before, while Communists, ever the masters of duplicity, first played both ends and then eventually dumped the Jews altogether.


Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. He added that Poland’s Ambassador to Germany addressed a letter of protest to the editors of Die Welt.

This is not a beautifully written book. Feb 28, Steve rated it it was ok. Thsi book is very scary.

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Apr 17, dota rated it liked it. Scholar Directorylibraries. Hardcoverpages. Jaan, it developed in the context of the Holocaust and the Communist takeover: An important book, but a tough read as it is written as a scholarly, academic tome.

In Fear, historian Jan Gross explores a seemingly baffling phenomenon. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The chapter on this latter point is longer than necessary, in my opinion.

I enjoyed the book and I recommend it. Decades after the former, a woman expressed guilt over an ill-gotten pillow, and asked the Jewish owners’ descendants what to do. Jews were not killing Christian children for their blood, nor were Jews responsible for bringing Communism to Poland.

Jan T. Gross

Sign in to annotate. On July 4,a crowd gathered at 7 Planty Street. Jun 08, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: It tomassz of an academic work, a hugely important one, that should be read by as wide an audience as possible.

Gross argues that postwar Polish anti-Semitism cannot be understood simply as a continuation of prewar attitudes. Have an access token? But Gross fails to “connect the dots”. He is the Norman B. The Roman, Tacitus, wrote: