James Pula has reviewed "Bieganski" in H-Net. Link here.
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Bieganski the Blog exists to further explore the themes of the book Bieganski the Brute Polak Stereotype, Its Role in Polish-Jewish Relations and American Popular Culture.
These themes include the false and damaging stereotype of Poles as brutes who are uniquely hateful and responsible for atrocity, and this stereotype's use in distorting WW II history and all accounts of atrocity.
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A considered and constructive review by one of the big names in American Polonia - great!ReplyDelete
Hopefully other individuals and organisations will now sit up and take notice. It's taken a little while, Danusha, but you're getting there.
Michal thank you for the good wishes.Delete
In his review, James Pula notes that, "The second general impression, although Goska does not exactly frame it in these words, is that the prevailing sense of “political correctness” in the United States that precludes negative commentary on some groups but not others is largely responsible for the continued dissemination of the “Bieganski” stereotype of Poles and, by extension, other East Europeans."ReplyDelete
That, I think, is the crux of the matter.