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2004 | 40 | 1-2 | 117-139
Article title

Současná konkretizace fotografií z varšavského ghetta

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Content
Title variants
EN
THE CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATION OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE WARSAW GHETTO
Languages of publication
CS
Abstracts
EN
The largest Jewish ghetto in Nazi occupied Europe was a closed space, literally and figuratively, and 'an event closed in time'. The area of Warsaw where it had been was completely razed to the ground in 1943 and almost all of its inhabitants were murdered during the Second World War. With some exaggeration one could state that most of the world was only able to 'see' the ghetto at a time when neither the place nor its inhabitants existed any longer, and then only through the medium of photographs and film clips. Although it is not crucial for an understanding of history, the visual experience, as mediated by photographs, is unique and cannot be put into words. The photographs of the Warsaw ghetto come mainly from three sources: photographs taken by Jews (an insider's perspective intended as testimony for the outside world); snapshots taken secretly by German soldiers (an outside perspective on an 'exotic' environment); and film clips intended for official Nazi propaganda (the deliberate manipulation of reality). The aim of this work is to provide a semiological analysis of these photographs from the perspective of the intention of the photographer and from the perspective of possible contemporary interpretations of their message.
Year
Volume
40
Issue
1-2
Pages
117-139
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • M. Stransky, Sociologický ústav AV CR, v.v.i., Tiskové a edicni oddeleni, Jilská 1,. 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
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Publication order reference
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CEJSH db identifier
07CZAAAA03086331
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.80af14ff-ed96-368b-9209-841968e1f251
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