Dilemmas of Polish Memory
Anna Zawadzka - Żydokomuna: The Construction of the Insult
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Żydokomuna: The Construction of the Insult
Translation: Blanka Zahorjanova
Although it often assumes hidden forms, the term żydokomuna is still present in the Polish public sphere, as well as in popular use. Żydokomuna, as a stereotype that firmly embedded in the anti-Semitic language of the Second Republic, played an important role in shaping the attitude of Poles toward the Jews. Polish society had multiple occasions to express this attitude before, during, and immediately after the war and it is this issue that the present article discusses.
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