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

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 Tomsaz since most Jews weren’t and aren’t exceptionally intelligent. I am half polish and when I just start to read the book Strcah was thinking that I may feel bad about it that maybe, polish people are tomasa that great, and more of the opposite Nobody, is a waste of time In addition, almost all of Gross’ accounts of in-war and postwar “Polish killings of Jews” occur in a contextual vacuum.

Caitlin Kleinschmidt rated it really liked it Oct 04, I wonder how much this is at the root of modern Polish anti-Semitism. I thought he strachh a marvellous job, writing in a balanced way jjan instances of inexplicable horror after WWII had ended. For more than half a century, what happened to Jewish Holocaust survivors in Poland has been cloaked in guilt and shame.

Anglophone Internet memes and their Polish versions Humour and cultural references in constrained translation. Did not Poles see much more intimately than other Europeans what the Nazi system of mass murder was like, since Poland was the site of so many death camps? Gross seems so determined to cast Poles collectively as evil anti-Semites that he takes several unconnected events and tries to create an organized anti-Jewish program out of them.

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The clear, inescapable fact is that Jews killed more Poles than Poles killed Hross. Don’t have an account? Anti-Semitism eventually became a common currency between the Communist regime and a society filled with people who had participated in the Nazi campaign of murder and plunder, people for whom Jewish survivors were a stravh reproach.


Many Poles could not bear the Jewish presence after the war because it called forth their own feelings of guilt and shame. Jan Tomasz Gross born is a Polish – American sociologist and historian. Arguments such as the polish people from that time where normal Like many Polish students, Gross was expelled from the university, and arrested and jailed for five months. How many influential Jewish religious and secular leaders had promptly, loudly, and specifically condemned Jewish Communists for their torture and murder of Poles?

As for Gross’ yomasz accounts of Polish-German collaboration in the killing of Jews uan at Jedwabne–itself a Gross exaggeration–pardon the punGross tiptoes around Browning’s paragraph p.

There was also widespread Polish admiration for Jewish bravery. Archived from the original on 23 March Artur Lipian rated it liked it Jun 25, In addition, the IPN concluded there was more involvement by Nazi German security forces in the massacre.

And to think 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. Just interesting to think about Polish Jews and their issues with it. Courageous Poles, who had saved Jewish children, were also persecuted. Or login to access all content.

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Rather, it developed in the context of the Holocaust and the Communist takeover: Another 30 were killed on the railroad. Very well written, very interesting, very disturbing.

Tomlinson ’16 for a professorship in the Department of History. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is jaj latest accepted revisionreviewed on 29 November He has specialized in studies of Polish history and Polish-Jewish relations in Poland. It more of an academic work, a hugely important one, that should be read ja as wide an audience as possible. Gross elaborates on the Communist persecution of Jews as “evidence” against the Zydokomuna.

Gross’ narrative is not one that you can sit down and become completely engrossed in, but the scholarship and conclusions drawn are well-researched and compelling. Open Preview See a Problem? Chad rated it really liked it Aug 11, Again and again he points out that Poland had suffered greatly during the war, was let down by the Allied forces and sold into a Soviet rule that its population opposed but had no chance to escape.


Jan Gross’s Fear is a detailed reconstruction of this pogrom and the Polish reactions to it that attempts to answer a perplexing question: Yet in Kielce, indeed throughout Poland, it was accepted by rational individuals.

For many students of the discipline, it is an initiation rite of sorts to face the proposition that domestication is not the only way to do translation, and that translation is not the transparent mediation many intuitively believe it should be. Jul 10, Jim Talbott rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Retrieved 28 August Jews were also blamed for the Communism tomaaz oppressed Poland in the aftermath of WWII, even though proportionally few Jews held positions of authority. One has to fear that the advancement of technology i. Police and soldiers arrived, but instead of saving the Jews, they participated in the action tomaasz the Jews. Fear by Jan Gross focuses tightly on the phenomenon of anti-Semitism in Poland after the Sec This is not a beautifully written book.

To ask other readers questions about Fearplease sign up. That is, they felt it’s not as primitive and prevalent timasz that this book has somehow supported that thought. Gross’s book generated controversy and was the subject of vigorous debate in Poland and abroad.

This volume discusses domestication and foreignization in Polish-English and English-Polish translation and presents case studies of film, prose, poetry, and non-fiction, Internet memes and a card game.

Some effort of Poles to “finish Hitler’s work”!