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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There was no social stigma attached to those involved in the harassment, beatings, and murder. Nathan strah it liked it Apr 03, 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 from ” https: Arguments at the poles have the antisemitism throught the milk of our mothers? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. During and after the nearly unthinkable pogrom of Kielce, the main event in this book, Holocaust survivor Jews were accused of killing Christian children to make matzo. Those readers familiar with some of the sources that Jan Tomasz Gross cites will notice immediately that he does so in a selective manner according to his Pole-demonizing agenda.

Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. May 03, Howard added it. Gross never lets the reader forget about those circumstances, and you get the impression that the aut Many reviewers have found Gross’ writing unattractive, but I have to disagree. 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


An Essay in Historical Interpretation. Communism was generally enforced by Polish thugs and Gross interesting points out that those who most compliant were those who had also collaborated with the Nazis. Although this is specifically about atrocities committed by the Polish people,there is no doubt that the darkest corners of ja nature are not limited to one nationality or period of history.

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

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As many tomaaz a quarter of the adult population of Kielce was actively involved in the assault on the Jews that day. Scholar Directorylibraries.

Gross works his han methodically toward the main point and revelation of the book — that Polish atrocities in the aftermath of the death camps have at their root Polish complicity and Polish guilt. In fact, no one ever saw a Christian child murdered for their blood.

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And what about the shoe on the other foot? Gross quotes a witness to the stoning of a Jew at that time: Forty-two Jewish men, women and children were killed — shot, stabbed, or beaten to death. Arguments such as the polish people from that time where normal The central event of “Fear” is the pogrom in Kielce. Ninety percent of the world’s second largest Jewish community was annihilated.

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. Gross dusts off anti-Catholic Stalinist propaganda when he accuses the Church of a “tardy” response to the Kielce tragedy. Well, what about the fact that million Jews would’ve been murdered by the Germans had not a single Polish anti-Semite ever existed and not a single post-Jewish property gone to the Poles?


Retrieved 13 June Gross elaborates on the Communist persecution of Jews as “evidence” against the Zydokomuna. Boy scouts, policemen, soldiers, mothers and fathers took part in the bloodshed and murder that occurred here.

The footnotes may put off some readers but An astounding and painful read; one long argument that leads to an utterly convincing and unforgettable conclusion. Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, has said the postwar violence against Jews was “not about anti-Semitism.

Tomaz it boils down to is an inescapable human meanness that makes people who have been hurt take their aggressions out on those who have suffered even more. He is the Norman B. Although the Judeocentric detractors of this historian, predictably, have attacked him personally, they, equally predictably, have presented ian facts to contradict his claims.

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His themes –ethnic cleansing, dispossession of a people, material gain following on persecution of the suspect group, the bureaucratic processes by which such theft is legitimated, perpetrators evading justice—are still all too familiar.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Courageous Poles, who had saved Jewish children, were also persecuted.