INSTRUMENTALIZATION OF THE HOLOCAUST IN THE MARCH '68 DISCOURSE (Instrumentalizacja Zaglady w dyskursie marcowym)
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The author deals with only those threads of the March 1968 propaganda which are related to the Holocaust. He analyzes selected articles from the newspapers and magazines appearing at that time and to statements by politicians, but also refers to to pre-1968 texts. The article presents the dominant threads in the March discourse, such as the martyrdom sweepstakes, when the central question is 'Who suffered more, the Jews or the Poles'?; the blurring of the Jewish nature of the Warsaw ghetto uprising through its internationalization or Polonization; the division into 'good' Jews (who fought in the uprising) and the 'bad' Jews (Zionists from Israel); the motif of community of the Polish and Jewish fate, which was to be summed up in the identical prospects of biological extermination and joint struggle 'For Our Freedom and Yours'. The key topic of the then propaganda referring to the times of the Holocaust is Polish assistance to Jews, both military and civilian, the latter in the form of large-scale harbouring of Jews by Poles.
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