Title:

Antinomies of memories

Title in Polish:

Antynomie pamięci

Creator:

Rawecki, Marek ; Rawecka, Jadwiga

Abstract:

Article written in 1997 on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. It presents a public debate on ways to commemorate the victims of Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp and to maintain the post-camp grounds, which took place in Poland in the post-war years. The paper quotes views, comments and initiatives of many people involved in keeping the memory of the Nazi genocide alive: former prisoners of KL Auschwitz, scientists and conservators of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, artists, writers, lawyers, architects, politicians and journalists.

Keywords:

Auschwitz ; Birkenau ; Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum ; commemoration ; extermination camp ; memorial place ; cultural heritage

Description:

The full version of the article published in Information Bulletin of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the Memorial Foundation for the Commemoration of the Victims of Auschwitz-Birkenau Extermination Camp, PRO MEMORIA No 7, July 1997, pp.13-20. Translated by M.Jacobs ISSN 1233-7870

Date:

1997

Format:

application/pdf

Language:

eng

Notes:

Polish version

Licence:

CC-BY 3.0