Recent Submissions

  • Women’s hair in Lager narratives 

    Czarnecka, Barbara (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017)
    The article offers an analysis of women’s Lager narratives in which the procedure of removing hair from female prisoners of concentration camps was reflected. It indicates the procedure’s cultural, social, and psychological ...
  • “Birdless Sky”. On one of the topoi in Lager literature (and its fringes) 

    Krupiński, Piotr (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017)
    The aim of the article is to indicate a recurring motif in the writings devoted to Nazi concentration camps. In many of the accounts of male and female internees the camp was described as a place “where birds did not sing”. ...
  • Jaworzno. Invisibility 

    Morawiec, Arkadiusz (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017)
    The article discussed the literary representations of the communist labour camp in Jaworzno (1945–1956), particularly the short story by Seweryna Szmaglewska entitled Amnestia zastukała dobram (1956), a novel by Kazimierz ...
  • Report and lament – Zalman Gradowski’s notes from Auschwitz 

    Adamczyk, Kazimierz (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017)
    The notes by Zalman Gradowski, one of the leaders of the rebellion of the Sonderkommando in Auschwitz-Birkenau, are one of the most important Holocaust documents created by its victims right from its epicentre as the crime ...
  • Lager – literature – zones of silence 

    Buryła, Sławomir (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017)
    The article reconstructs the most important issues on the map of Polish lager prose, those that are ignored, inconvenient for readers or authors, and sometimes for both. The author of the essay also presents the zones of ...
  • DP camp – literary accounts of the life “in between” An invitation to the topic 

    Krupa, Bartłomiej (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017)
    The article constitutes a preliminary attempt at reading from literature the condition of the survivors – people interned in German displaced persons’ camps immediately after WWII. In that context, the author considers the ...
  • How to describe “the world of colossal absurd”? On the grotesque in Gulag literature 

    Sucharski, Tadeusz (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017)
    The main aim of the paper is to reflect on the various forms of the disclosure and the use of the grotesque in the Polish camp literature. Prisoners, authors of books devoted to life in the camps, experienced life in ...
  • Polish camp literature. A few questions about a synthesis that is missing 

    Kulesza, Dariusz (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017)
    The author of the text poses questions why there has never been a historical and literary synthesis regarding Polish camp literature, Lager-themed in particular, as Gulag literature possesses at least protosyntheses. He ...
  • Georges Didi-Huberman, Écorces, and Otto Dov Kulka, Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death – as Lager essays? Imagination and remembrance of the title formulations in relation to the formulation “anus mundi” 

    Kuczyńska-Koschany, Katarzyna (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017)
    The article is an attempt at interpretation of two essays, which may be called „Lager” essays. These are Écorces written by G. Didi-Huberman and Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death written by O.D. Kulka, their books are ...
  • A flawed portrait. The image of Zofia Kossak in the accounts of former Birkenau female internees 

    Kowalska-Leder, Justyna (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017)
    The article indicates how the figure of Zofia Kossak has been recorded in the unpublished accounts by former KL Auschwitz-Birkenau female internees who during their internment came into contact with the famous writer and ...
  • Survival strategy. The Death Brigade by Leon Weliczker 

    Przymuszała, Beata (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017)
    The article discusses the account by Leon Weliczker (The Death Brigade) who belonged to the Sonderkommando in the Janowska camp. When describing everyday life centring on the removal of corpses, Weliczker also revealed his ...
  • Camp literature. Introduction 

    Morawiec, Arkadiusz (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017)
    This article includes a terminological discussion regarding the notion of camp literature. Within Polish literary science, it is usually applied to literature raising the topic of German Nazi camps, particularly concentration ...