LISTENING TO THE RECOLLECTIONS OF SIBIRAKS. THE ANTHROPOLOGIST FACED WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF DEPORTATION (Sluchajac wspomnien Sybiraków. Antropolog wobec doswiadczen zeslania)
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The articles describes verbal recollections of Sibiraks, people deported between 1940-1941 to different regions of the Soviet Union (mainly Siberia and Kazakhstan). All these recollections were gathered between 2002-2005 in the course of interviews with representatives of the deportees, who live in Lódz and nearby. The article discusses the differences between verbal and written accounts of Sibiraks' experiences and their value in ethnological and anthropological studies. The community dimension of the narratives as well as characteristic features of memory recorded in them have also been presented. It is described as an intermediate form between stricte autobiographic memory and 'postmemory'. In conclusion the authoress hints at some interpretations, which could be used in future ethnological and anthropological exploration of the 'Polish Siberia' and the Siberian experiences.
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