Object

Title: The unwanted Auschwitz

Creator:

Rawecki, Marek

Date:

2016

Title in Polish:

Niechciany Auschwitz

Abstract:

The heritage of Auschwitz from the local perspective of Oświęcim appears differently − personally. It is a stigma the town residents have to face every day when fulfilling their own needs and life aspirations, both in the semantic sense (a stigmatising name) and in the material sense (the remains of the camp in the city space). Comments, opinions and criticism concerning the city’s development are received from all over the world. The former camp conservation requirements impose development restrictions for the protection of the place which was created without the participation and consent of the local community. The question asked many times in Oświęcim: “Where does the former camp end and normal life begin?” may be incomprehensible from outside, but is painfully valid here. Highly publicised conflicts, unsolved for years, in which the local heritage becomes meaningless, are caused by the coexistence of the memorial place and urban space. The population of Oświęcim living “in the shadow of Auschwitz” become a social minority for the world, marginalised in the face of the atrocities of the genocide committed here. On the other hand – the moral dimension of Auschwitz either paralyses local initiatives or supports extreme attitudes. The worldwide debate about Auschwitz lacks the local perspective, whereas the local community lacks the historiosophical view and the understanding that today you can reach Oświęcim only through Auschwitz.

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

„Dorobek” Database ; h ; oai:repolis.bg.polsl.pl:42155

Source:

Zarządzanie w Kulturze 2016, 17, z. 1, s. 77–89

Language:

pol

Relation:

Faculty of Architecture. Silesian University of Technology

Licence:

CC BY 3.0.

Object collections:

Last modified:

Jun 30, 2017

In our library since:

Jun 26, 2017

Number of object content hits:

69

All available object's versions:

https://repolis.bg.polsl.pl/publication/46387

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Niechciany Auschwitz Jun 30, 2017

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