PL EN


2012 | 60 | 2 | 133 – 150
Article title

POMĚR STÁTU A VEŘEJNOSTI K OSUDU SYNAGOG, ŽIDOVSKÝCH HŘBITOVŮ, A DALŠÍCH ŽIDOVSKÝCH BUDOV V ČESKÝCH ZEMÍCH PO ŠOA (LÉTA 1945 – 1956). (REKONSTRUKCE NA ZÁKLADĚ VYBRANÝCH PRAMENŮ I ODBORNÉ LITERATURY)

Title variants
EN
Attitude of the state and public towards the fate of synagogues, Jewish cemeteries and other Jewish buildings in the Czech lands after the Shoah (1945 – 1956) (Reconstruction based on the selected sources and scholarly literature)
Languages of publication
CS
Abstracts
EN
This study maps the state of Jewish monuments and buildings after the Shoah. A number of synagogues and cemeteries in the border region had already been destroyed during the so-called Crystal Night and in the years of existence of the Reich’s Sudeten region. The Jewish monuments and buildings were also devastated on the territory of the Protectorate, where Jewish property was confiscated. After the liberation, it was impossible to solve the problem of the dismal state of the monuments and buildings. The catastrophic situation was made worse by the policy of so-called public interest, which the state organs had already begun to apply during the so-called natural restitutions from 1946 to 1948. After the February Revolution came a phase of open expropriation of church property and property of religious communities. The undignified exploitation of synagogues, devastation and also abolition of Jewish cemeteries and seizure of Jewish real estate continued. By symbolic recodification of meaning and through the physical disappearance of a number of Jewish monuments and buildings from the public space, the last evidences of the multi-cultural of the pre-war Czech space were disappearing. This paper analyses the mechanisms of power, its modes of argumentation, and minority attempts at defence.
Year
Volume
60
Issue
2
Pages
133 – 150
Physical description
Contributors
  • Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Fakulta humanitních studií, U kříže 8, 158 00 Praha 5- Jinonice, Czech Republic, 6446@mail.fhs.cuni.cz
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.cejsh-fdc1d211-ee15-4e52-847e-6f44e46167cc
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.