The concept of community archivism quickly gained popularity in Poland as one of the branches of public history. It concerns the need to collect, organize and disseminate selected fragments of the past.
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In the textbook “Geschichte und Geschehen” the term “mass deportations to Polish camps” is erroneously used in the chapter about the Holocaust. The knowledge of the textbook’s authors, editors and teachers has thus been called into question.
The reality is that Upper Silesia has managed to overcome and ultimately leave behind outdated stereotypes. This especially holds true for Katowice, which has started to make much progress towards establishing its future.
In Europe the number of public history programs is steadily growing. These programs emphasize practical training of their graduates for professional careers in history-related institutions. Do we really need them?
A Grand Narrative? Since a few months, Poland’s national history has been quite visible and palpable all over the country. This reminds me…
In the history of various cities, one can observe many examples of turning points that remind us of these cities’ political, cultural, or economic situation. They represent borderline situations that can still be seen today, even after many decades. This can be said about Wrocław in particular.
In general, textbook commissions reflect the needs of their times. In the past, they quite successfully served their purpose of mediating between politics, research, and teaching. They played a highly relevant role in the international dialogue