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Małgorzata Fabiszak, WA UAM. and. Anna . Weronika. . Brzezińska. , . IEiAK. UAM. 2. Study academic context. . . “Collective memory, collective identity and urban landscape: A case study of Poznan”. ID: 235852

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Collective memory, collective identity and urban landscape: Poznań regional online media and their readers

Małgorzata Fabiszak, WA UAM

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Anna

Weronika

Brzezińska

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IEiAK

UAM

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Study academic context

“Collective memory, collective identity and urban landscape: A case study of Poznan”

Grant number

2013/09/B/HS6/00374 financed by the National Science Centre

The project is conducted in a collaboration between Faculty of English, AMU and Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, AMU

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Collective memory, collective identity and urban landscape: A case study of Poznan

Research Questions:How does changing city landscape (in particular liquidation of cemeteries) affect local knowledge, collective memory and identity?Is it generation specific? Are there differences in the representation of local identity and collective memory by the news media, city elites and grassroots citizens?

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Collective memory, collective identity and urban landscape: A case study of Poznan

Types of data:information websites, city blogs and below the line commentslocal newspapersinterviews with the city elitesfocus interviews with four generations of Poznanians born in the 1930s, 1950s, 1970s and 1990s.

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Socio-historical context of the present study

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Historical Background

1793-1920 Poznan and Wielkopolska region under Prussian rule1807 esttablishing of the oldest exisiting Poznan Cemetery of the St Adalbert parish1919-1920 Wielkopolska Uprising1939-1945 Poznan and Wielkopolska incorporated into the III Reich as Warthegauexpulsions of Poles 38,000 from Poznan, 630,000 from Warthegau1940 German plans to develop the city, liquidation of cemeteries in the city centre1944 Allied bombings1945 Poznan liberated / captured by the Red Army1950s liquidation of cemeteries by the Polish administration

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The ethnic composition of Poznan 1800-1944

[Topolski 1988-, Trzeciakowska – Trzeciakowski 1982]

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Research questions

How the image of collective memory of the past religious/ethnic variation created by city media differ or coincide with that created by the grassroots website readers? What effect do the urban landscape variables such as the denomination of the cemetery (Jewish, Protestant, Catholic) or its administrative status (liquidated or closed) have on their discursive representation by the media and the grassroots readers of these websites?

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Keyword: cemetery

cemetery as a feature of the urban landscape uniting the private memory with the officialwar cemeteries at CitadelCemetery of the Distinguished Wielkopolska CitizensJezyce CemeteryMiłostowo CemeteryGórczyn Catholic Parish Cemetery

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Us and our graves

Poznan Corpus

(Wielkopolska) insurgentssoldiersfamily and friends (bliscy)Cegielski’s[Distinguished] [Wielkopolska Citizens]

Polish National Corpus

tzadik (pos. 7)soldiersmasssoldiersthe killed insurgents (pos. 71)

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The community of soldiers

Infor websites and blogs

Cemetery of the Distinguished Wielkopolska CitizensWielkopolska InsurgentsPolish, Soviet and German soldiers

Comments

German soldiers vs. occupants, invaders, Nazi bandits who murdered Polish civilians vs. these boys had parents, sisters, brothers, girlfriendsliberating vs. occupation by the Soviet army

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Keyword analysis

Media

CitadelSt. Adalbertsoldiers(commemoration) ceremoniesWielkopolska InsurgentsDistinguished Wielkopolska Citizens

Comments

grave robbers (hieny cmentarne)occupantssoldiersGrandpaGrandmacampsNazi (hitlerowskie)

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Palimpsest of memory

Citadel Cemetery

local memoryWielkopolska InsurgentsVictims of Zabikowo and Fort VII KZLJune 1956 victimsnational memorythe Citadel volunteersthe Red Army soldiersthe British Commonwealth airmen

Jezyce cemetery

local memorygraves of 19th c. community workers: Wawrzyniaknational memorymass graves of the victims of Luftwaffe bombing in September 1939soldiers of September 1939January insurgent: Grzymała-Prądzyński

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Us vs. Them: the otherness of Poznan Jews

Europeannessassimilation to German cultureLasara Abramowitsch Raiman –Jewish or Russianthe commemoration of Akiva Eger

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Re-framing of memory

reconstruction vs. last trace, last preserved/remaining fragment of the JC (http://www.januszmarciniak.pl/backyard)

Skupin’s memorial to the Polish Workers Party victims of WWII > victims of 1939-1956

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Interdiscursivity

Re-use of gravestones

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Conclusions

commentaries more varied, with stronger, emotional language and phrases from the communist historical discoursethe otherness of Wielkopolska in the Warsaw oriented dominant historical narrativethe otherness of the Poznan Jewsthe community of soldiers (post-transformation)

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