Edukacja narodowa Jerzego Giedroycia. Potrzeba racjonalizacji postaw Polaków wobec sąsiednich narodów
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National Education by Jerzy Giedroyć. The Need to Rationalize the Attitudes of Poles towards their Neighbor Nations
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Jerzy Giedroyć (1906-2000) saw the program of national education as one of the primal factors enhancing the chances of implementation of the political program. The political conceptions presented in the journal „Kultura” (1947-2000) were the opposite of the program of the London based Polish government-in-exile. The Polish emigrants found it difficult to accept many of the elements contained in them, for instance recognition of Poland’s post-war eastern border. In the program of national education addressed to Poles in at home and abroad as well as to representatives of the East-European emigration, historical and cultural journalism was employed, including chronicles, reviews, analysis of literary and artistic works, literature translations, reviews of cultural events, memoirs and reports. By means of these forms the authors of the monthly sought to overcome a stereotype image of neighbors and national minorities, disclose painful historical truths and bring out parallels in the history of Eastern European nations. Regarding the German issue, national education meant an attempt to reverse the fatalistic view of Polish-German relations, especially in the 20th century.
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