Defending the “Good Name” of the Polish Nation

Politics of History as a Battlefield in Poland, 2015-2018



Jörg Hackmann

Politics of History (Geschichtspolitik) has become a major catchword in the Polish public discourse since 2000, when the debate on the wartime murder of the Jews from the town of Jedwabne began. Since then a politicized culture of remembrance has developed in Poland, which is most visible in various new and internationally proclaimed historical museums.