Jingoistic Rage: The Kindertransport Memorial in Gdańsk

  • Ewa StańczykEmail author


This chapter focuses on Kindertransport children who were rescued from the Free City of Danzig between May and August 1938, and who found safe haven in Britain. The chapter looks at jingoistic rage that dominated a debate which erupted in Gdańsk in 2009 following the erection of a memorial devoted to these young survivors. The debate around the memorial, which was a brainchild of the late city mayor, Paweł Adamowicz, showed how liberal-style municipal governance could also antagonize some sections of the local community.

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  1. 1.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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