(De/Re)Constructions of Modern Jewish Spaces in Eastern Europe and their post-Holocaust Representations. A Short Introduction

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Dr. Karolina Szymaniak

Wroclaw University / Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw

The course offers a short introduction to some of the key concepts and literary and cultural practices that shaped the represenations of modern Jewish spaces in Eastern Europe as well as their contemporary reconstructions and exhibitions. While focusing on (Jewish) Poland and Yiddish culture, this course introduces critical tools for understanding and interpreting modern (Jewish) contructions and experiences of space and place.

This course forms a part of Jewish History, Common Past and Heritage: Culture, Cities, Milieus summer school.