They Are So Alive Inside Me”. Yisrael Gutman (1923–2013): Holocaust survivor, ghetto fighter, and Jewish historian Cover Image
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„Oni wciąż we mnie żyją”. Israel Gutman (1923–2013): ocalały z Zagłady, uczestnik powstania w getcie warszawskim, historyk żydowski
They Are So Alive Inside Me”. Yisrael Gutman (1923–2013): Holocaust survivor, ghetto fighter, and Jewish historian

Author(s): Havi Dreifuss
Subject(s): Jewish studies
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Centrum Badań nad Zagładą Żydów & IFiS PAN
Keywords: Israel Gutman; Warsaw ghetto; Warsaw ghetto historiography

Summary/Abstract: The article if devoted to Prof. Israel Gutman, one of the most eminent Holocaust scholars. Dreifuss reconstructs Gutman’s life from the pre-war period, through his stay in the Warsaw ghetto and concentration camps, to his emigration to Palestine and the building of the state of Israel, where the novice kibbutz worker became a scholar who shaped the direction of Holocaust research at the Yad Vashem Institute and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Gutman’s scientific methodology postulated a focus on the life of Jews during the Holocaust, its reconstruction on the basis of Jewish sources, and explanation of personal dilemmas and complex social relations.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 257-284
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Polish