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Entre histoire et propagande. Les contributions de l’Institut polonais de la mémoire nationale à la mise en récit de la Seconde Guerre mondiale

Abstract : Created in the early 2000s, the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (Instytut Pamięci Narodowej, IPN) has become a key player in the discussions on the history and memory of Nazi and Soviet "totalitarianisms" in Poland. This institute is the main Polish research centre in contemporary history, but also one of the main publishers and funders of research. His publications offer a rather biased narrative, which tends to present the history of Poland during the Second World War as that of a nation of heroes and victims. The IPN's activities have triggered and are still triggering many controversies, linked among other things to the history of the Holocaust. These controversies are linked to the central role played by the IPN in the Polish State's "historical policy". This policy is more than ever characterized by a commitment to present an unambiguous account of certain aspects of history, starting with the "Polish-Jewish relations" under the German occupation. The article first looks at the contribution of the IPN to the development and renewal of the historiography of the Second World War in Poland. It then discusses the main features of the 1939-1945 narrative provided by the IPN. Finally, the difficulties of challenging this biased narrative are discussed, illustrated by the hostile reactions of the IPN's staff to the development of some research on the Holocaust in Poland.
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Valentin Behr. Entre histoire et propagande. Les contributions de l’Institut polonais de la mémoire nationale à la mise en récit de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Allemagne d'aujourd'hui : revue francaise d'information sur l'Allemagne, Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2019, 2 (228), pp.82-92. ⟨10.3917/all.228.0082⟩. ⟨halshs-02177454⟩

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