Anna Kuchta, Towards Postmemory. Identity of the second generation after the Holocaust in the context of the phenomenon of postmemory basing on selected material from Polish contemporary memoir literature, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków 2020.
Monograph “Towards Postmemory” is a comparative analysis of literary works of so-called generation “after”, namely, the second generation of Jewish people in Poland after the Holocaust, in the context of the phenomenon of postmemory and the impact of transgenerational transmission of memories on one’s identity and one’s ability to create their own narrative. The authoress focuses on researching autobiographical works of six Polish writers born in the 1940s and 1950s into families of Holocaust survivors, whose texts can be read as their declarations of identity: Ewa Kuryluk (1946), Bożena Keff (1948), Roman Gren (1951), Magdalena Tulli (1955), Agata Tuszyńska (1957) and Monika Sznajderman (1959). Monograph analyses the issue of postmemory in the context of Polish socio-political history and explores strategies used by representatives of the generation “after” to create their own identities.