Cover Osteuropa 8-10/2008

In Special Issue

Fiddler as a Fig Leaf
The Politicisation of Klezmer in Poland

Magdalena Waligórska

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Klezmer music has become very popular in Poland. The Festival of Jewish Culture in Cracow has gained national and international significance. Nonetheless, this is about more than music. The festival has become a litmus test, by which changes in the country’s political mood and its attitude towards its Jewish heritage is measured.

(Special Issue, pp. 227–238)

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