Your browser has javascript turned off or blocked. This will lead to some parts of our website to not work properly or at all. Turn on javascript for best performance.

The browser you are using is not supported by this website. All versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported, either by us or Microsoft (read more here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-ie-support).

Please use a modern browser to fully experience our website, such as the newest versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari etc.

The act on the Institute of national remembrance : en argumentationsanalys av de tyska mediernas respons på den polska regeringens lagtillägg

Author

  • Niklas Borgström

Summary, in English

The question of guilt, considering the Holocaust, is a complex one. The recent Polish amendment to the law against Holocaust denial forbids, among others, calling the Nazi concentration camps for Polish camps. This makes the question of guilt even more complex. On one side the Germans acknowledge their guilt by, for example, their law against denying the Holocaust. Across the border, the Poles have recently taken another route, leading to criticism around the world. Anyone who accuses the Poles of any involvement in the Holocaust can become prosecuted by the Polish justice system. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu accused the Polish government of “re-writing history”. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the German newspapers’ response to the amendment of the law, and how they themselves see the question of guilt.

Department/s

Publishing year

2018

Language

Swedish

Document type

Student publication for Bachelor's degree

Topic

  • Social Sciences

Keywords

  • Poland
  • Germany
  • Holocaust
  • Holocaust denial
  • argumentation analysis
  • European Studies
  • Europastudier

Supervisor

  • Tomas Sniegon