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Zapraszam na promocję "Auschwitz po Auschwitz" na Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Collegium Novum dnia 7 lutego o 17:00.
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I would like to invite you to Jagiellonian University at Collegium Novum for the book "Auschwitz po Auschwitz" promotion. February 7th at 05:00 PM.
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"Auschwitz po Auschwitz"" w Auschwitz. Dzień najważniejszy w promocji książki to z pewnością spotkanie z unikalną grupą ekspertów w temacie Auschwitz historycznego jak i tego współczesnego - muzealnego. Było to spotkanie na terenie Muzeum z dużą grupą przewodników. Wymagający odbiorca więc i wymagające tematy. Pamięć zbiorowa, tożsamość narodowa, miejsce pamięci oraz aspekty kształtowanie się pamięci o Holokauście i Auschwitz w USA, Izraelu oraz Polsce. W ciągu prawie dwóch godzin przebyliśmy razem intelektualną ścieżkę od Auschwitz, poprzez populizm do Aleppo i z powrotem do Auschwitz. Dziękuję wszystkim za uczestnictwo oraz inspirujące pytania. Do zobaczenia na przewodnickim szlaku...
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"Auschwitz after Auschwitz" at Auschwitz. Definitely the most important day in book promotion was today's meeting with a unique group of Auschwitz experts. Experts in terms of its history as well as contemporary memory aspects. It was the meeting at Auschwitz Museum with a large group to guides. Demanding audience requires demanding topic. Collective memory, national identity, site of memory and aspects of Holocaust and Auschwitz memory construction in USA, Israel and Poland. In almost two hours we followed an intellectual path from Auschwitz through populism to Aleppo and back to Auschwitz. Thank you very much for sharing this time with me and your inspiring questions. See you at the guides path....
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Zapraszam na promocję książki "Auschwitz po Auschwitz"
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"Auschwitz po Auschwitz" - książka dra Tomasza Cebulskiego

Książka do nabycia na http://libron.pl/katalog/czytaj/id/217

Powoli i mozolnie w ciągu ostatnich siedemdziesięciu lat dowiadujemy
się, czym był Auschwitz-Birkenau. Zapominamy o nim
i odkrywamy go na nowo. Mimo intensyfikacji globalnych
badań i interpretacji w ostatnich dekadach przegrywamy
walkę z czasem, ponieważ na naszych oczach odchodzą ostatni
świadkowie faktycznego Auschwitz – ci, którzy przeżyli, aby
nieść świadectwo, a jednak po wyzwoleniu napotykali często
na mur niezrozumienia, obojętności i globalnej ciszy.
Tamten Auschwitz powoli odchodzi, ale co pozostaje? Czym jest
Auschwitz dla współczesnych i jak wielotorowo skonstruowana
jest pamięć o nim? Czym jest Auschwitz dla Ciebie? Historycznym
kuriozum wzbudzającym naturalną fascynację cierpieniem
i mordem, globalną mekką tanato-turystyki, czy może
czymś bardzo realnym, powodującym strach przed powtórką
Auschwitz w niedalekiej przyszłości? Czy pamięć o skrajnym
doświadczeniu cierpienia wraz ze strachem dają gwarancję
naszej większej odpowiedzialności i aktywności przeciwko
zbrodniom ludobójstwa, czy świadczą jedynie o fascynacji radykalizmami?
Fascynacji mającej jedynie zamknąć kolejny cykl
błędnego koła cywilizacyjnego rozwoju i zniszczenia.
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"AUSCHWITZ AFTER AUSCHWITZ" - HISTORY, POLITICS AND MEMORY ARROUND THE STATE MUSEUM AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU 1980-2010.
September 2016 the publication in Polish, hopefully in early 2017 the English translation.
SUMMARY
What is Auschwitz today? A warning, calling for reflection and protecting us from totalitarian systems or a laboratory of political manipulation of history and facts for the needs of modern politics or rather a historical oddity realizing our mass tourist curiosity in crime and murder. The territory of the former Auschwitz concentration camp, protected by the institution of the Museum, has become a site of documentation, research, providing evidence and education for the next generations. At the same time, today it is a place dominated by political disputes about the shape of various national memories, transformed and more and more often violated by mass tourism. The very creation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in 1947 had no precedents; equally unprecedented were the majority of subsequent administrative decisions connected with the need to coordinate the work of an institution with such divergent functions.
The increased interest in the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum was accompanied by an increased political pressure on this institution as an entity creating awareness and historical memory of Auschwitz concentration camp, as well as of the whole period of the Nazi occupation. In the last 30 years we have been able to observe a continuous process of globalization of the memory of Auschwitz, which often leads to a clash of opposing narratives of history of this place and often instrumental and selective treatment of its history for the need of contemporary state policy. In my book I analyze the multidimensional process of construction of the historical memory of Auschwitz concentration camp, conflicts induced by its actors and the role of the very institution of the Museum in the process of mediation and solving of these disputes.
After the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp, humanity had to face the enormity of Nazi crimes conceptually, philosophically, institutionally and in terms of documentation. For geographical reasons and because of the nature of brutal occupation it was the Polish state that became the heir to the majority of the places of German mass destruction. The research problem of this book is also the question how the institution of the Museum coexists and protects the authenticity of the memory space of Auschwitz using its educational potential, being concerned about the reliability of the exhibition, expressing respect for the victims of the crime, and at the same time being aware of the possibility of political and ideological manipulation.
Temporary involvement of various politicians in the process of building the memory of Auschwitz concentration camp had both a positive and negative effect on the works of the Museum and the commemoration of the victims of the former camp. The presence of politicians in the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum should focus global attention at the site, give the rank and stimulate global memory of all the victims. However, these values often faded away, becoming a background for selective memory, conflicts and fighting for supremacy in the suffering and in the forms of commemoration dictated by contemporary politics or personal ambitions.
Auschwitz was one of the thousands of camps run by German Nazis in the occupied Europe, but its specificity, development, functions, size, and the post-war history made it become an icon for the memory of World War II and the memory of the Nazi policy of extermination. In the course of my research I managed to identify the most important historical and contemporary factors which contributed to the iconic status of the memory of Auschwitz concentration camp and its universality in global memory patterns. These are:
1. Auschwitz focused the enormity of Nazi crimes in Europe in one location and was to represent those in post war reality.
2. Two functions of concentration and extermination camp developed in Auschwitz.
3. Very broad impact on the population of Europe, particularly European Jewry.
4. Relatively high number of survivors.
5. Auschwitz concentration and death camp were the largest and most administratively and technologically advanced.
6. Endurance of the physical tissue of Auschwitz with persistent preservation from the liberation time.
7. The post-war Auschwitz within the boundaries of the victim country.
8. The phenomenon of pilgrimage and mass tourism after liberation.
Auschwitz concentration camp, with the sophistication of its functions and administration, for decades has been entirely imperceptible for its researchers. It is only recently that the accumulation of research in various fields of science choosing Auschwitz concentration camp as the research subject brings a more complete picture of its history. The picture is, unfortunately, not free from political and ideological interpretations of the facts and events and the desire to build group, national or religious identity on the basis of its history.
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