Ciało, trup, śmierć w utworze Götz i Meyer Davida Albahariego

  1. Sabina Giergiel ORCiD: 0000-0002-5706-5679sgiergiel@uni.opole.pl

Abstract

 

Body, corpse and death in David Albahari’s Gotz and Meyer

The article investigates the broadly understood record of Jewish death that emerges from the text of the Serbian prose writer David Albahari. Emphasizing the dominance of economy in the Nazi system, the author indicates those procedures described in Albahari’s book which justify such an assessment (e.g. human reification, the body as debris, technical syntax used by German officials). Additionally, these considerations on death representation are supplemented with an endeavor to establish the Belgrade dwellers’ attitude towards the fortunes of the Jews. According to the author, the novel explicitly marks the spatial opposition (enclosure vs. opening, the camp vs. the city center) that is reinforced by the river, which during World War II divided the capital into Zemun (belonging to the Independent State of Croatia, also the place where the camp was situated) and Belgrade’s Serbian center. This demarcation intensifies the victims’ feelings of separation and loneliness, at the same time enabling the capital’s dwellers to occupy a comfortable position of bystanders.

 

 

Telo, mrtvac, smrt u romanu Gec i Majer Davida Albaharija

Rad se bavi vidovima smrti u romanu Gec i Majer Davida Albaharija. Pokazuje mehanizme koje potvrđuju opštepoznatu činjenicu da je u nacističkom sistemu dominirala ekonomija. U te mehanizme se ubrajaju, između ostalih: reifikacija čoveka, tretiranje tela kao otpada i tehnička leksika koju upotrebljavaju nemački funkcioneri. Analiza uključuje i pokušaj odgovora na pitanje kakav je bio odnos stanovnika Beograda prema sudbini Jevreja. Istraživanje pokazuje prostornu opoziciju (zatvoren i otvoren prostor, logor i centar grada). Nju naglašava reka koja je za vreme Drugog svetskog rata delila srpsku prestonicu na Zemun, gde je bio smešten logor, a koji je pripadao NDH, i srpski centar Beograda. Ova granica je vezana za osećaj separacije i usamljenost žrtava, s jedne starne, i udobnost i bajstander-efekat stanovnika prestonice, s druge strane

 

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Slavica Wratislaviensia

168, 2019

Pages from 553 to 564

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