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Kruche życia po obu stronach Sanu. Wspomnienia ostatniego pokolenia świadków II wojny światowej i powojnia

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The book touches upon issues largely absent from the usual nation-centred historiography. The authors describe life in the Polish-Ukrainian borderland, laying bare the mechanisms that led to the collapse of pre-war social order and scrutinizing... czytaj więcej

Kruche życia po obu stronach Sanu. Wspomnienia ostatniego pokolenia świadków II wojny światowej i powojnia

Redakcja naukowa Magdalena Lubańska
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Edition:
1
Place and year of publication:
Warszawa 2024
ISBN/ISSN:
978-83-235-6401-0
EAN:
9788323564010
Number of page:
290
Binding:
Miękka
Format:
17x24 cm
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Precarious Lives on Both Sides of the San. Memories of the Last Generation of Witnesses to World War Two and the Post-War Period

The book touches upon issues largely absent from the usual nation-centred historiography. The authors describe life in the Polish-Ukrainian borderland, laying bare the mechanisms that led to the collapse of pre-war social order and scrutinizing the survival strategies used by the local population, one of which was the labile recourse to ethnic identity depending on the situation at hand. The book offers a multifaceted insight into the dynamic of social relations in the period’s countryside, including the situation of women and the attitudes towards the civilian population on the part of partisans from different formations. Much attention is devoted to child witnesses of violence and the specificity of the memory stemming from those experiences. Also discussed is the perception that today’s inhabitants of the region have of their local identity as well as the role played in the processes of remembering and recalling the past by the material surroundings.

Keywords: war, memory, violence, Polish-Ukrainian borderland, historical anthropology, the San

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