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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
programme last update: 23 August 2019
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Contribution Paper

Poznań, Poland - Morasko Kampus, room: 3.138

Past for the future on Western and Norhern part of Poland in the context of german and german heritage.

Speakers

  • Dr. Anna WACHOWIAK

Primary authors

Description

Good, polish-german relationship on both inter-state and regional levels as also democratic changes in Poland has contributed a lot into regaining multicultural character of that area. It caused changes of approaches into german'f heritage, and bringing up to date history and memory of Germans. There are very differentiated forms of actualization of german's heritage. Some of them are political rituals, connected with some symbolic domains, pluralization of memory,revitalization of old germans architecture, philocards movement and regional's education, which includes also old, multiultural character and history of such cities as : Wrocław, Gdask and Szczecin. Some writers as for example as Paweł Huelle,and Stefan Chwin one of the leading authors of ""little home"" undertook and propagated the plot of previous inhabitants of that places. They located action of their novels in multicultural Gdansk, whereas Inga Iwasiów has written about polish- german Szczecin lately. Wrocław is working on literary legend of the multicultural city with especial exposition of german's heritage. Among bestselling writers of these trend there are also German's writers , especially Gunter Grass from Gdańsk.POlish- German neighborhood, based on dialogue is based on microhistorical ans regional level. That level ,and plenty of initiatives,undertaken by local communities are very dynamic processes, not free from ambiguities. A special forms of German's heritage and symbolic domains are cemeteries of old inhabitants. Plenty of these cemeteries were destroyed, some of them were liquidated and processes of updating these heritage plays many functions: political, cultural, religious ,reflects both state political history and local one also.