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2009 | 5 | 243-257
Article title

WEININGER FROM VISTULA LAND? JULIAN UNSZLICHT'S VICISSITUDES (1883-1953) (Nadwislanski Weininger? Przypadki Juljana Unszlichta (1883-1953))

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PL
Abstracts
EN
The life of Julian Unszlicht (1883-1953) illustrates the case and process of the assimilation of Polish Jews. However, Unszlicht's case is special as it shows that holding anti-Semitic views, which were to be a ticket to a Catholic society, guaranteed neither putting the roots down permanently nor gaining a new identity. The biography of a priest-convert allows to look closer at the processes of effacement and convergence of anti-Jewish rhetoric. The modern one, of the turn of 19th and 20th centuries, with Catholic anti-Judaism, which was constantly excused by religious reasons and at the same time, it often spread to the ethnic-racial mental grounds. Contrary to common definitions and distinctions, those two ways of thinking perfectly complemented and strengthened each other, both living using the other's reasoning. The Holocaust added a tragic punch line to the embroiled story of the priest-convert.
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Year
Volume
5
Pages
243-257
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Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Grzegorz Krzywiec, Instytut Historii PAN, ul. Rynek Starego Miasta 29/31, 00-272 Warszawa, Poland
References
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CEJSH db identifier
10PLAAAA08388
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.22ed89a2-58e5-3389-a440-2da0bb0cdc76
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