Collective Memory and Local Identity - on the Right Not to Remember

Dariusz Nied┼║wiedzki

Various forms of memory (J. Assman) preserve the experience of the past in a different way. Communicative memory keeps its good and bad sides, but usually without a deeper understanding of the nature of the events, but rather as a memory of a tragic or a happy fate. While cultural memory includes a number of rationalization and clichés of interpretation, including those that silence memory and refer to the not related frames of interpretations of the past. As a result of thisprocess, generation after generation, in fact, they forget the events, they were not witnessed. Considerations based on the collective memory on the community and culture of the Jewish in local communities of southern Poland.

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