Zszargana reputacja? Wizerunek odradzającej się Polski i kwestia żydowska na łamach amerykańskiej prasy
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Bad reputation? The image of reborn Poland and the Jewish question in American press
Meandry polskiej niepodleglości
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Already in the first weeks of Poland’s independence the Polish government had to face a series of anti-Jewish incidents on territories under its authority.The article seeks to ascertain whether the Jewish question in Poland was present in the American press, which after the First World War was becoming increasingly influential in the world in connection with the USA’s economic and financial power.The author determines which riots were reported in the American press and how objective the accounts were. Attention is paid to the reaction of the Jewish and Polish organizations in the United States to the reports from Poland and its descriptionin the American press. The last important issue dealt with in the article is the time scope of the description of the anti-Jewish incidents in Poland. All these detailed questions allow to grasp the interesting problem of the creation of th eimage of reborn Poland across the Atlantic.The image abroadis an important issue for every country, but for independent Poland, which was establishing its borders and sovereign existence after a war that had ruined its economic basis, this was an issue that could determine the country’s future destiny as the United States and other Entente powers had a decisive voice at the Peace Conference in Paris.
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