Action "Wisla" in the Intergenerational Communication

: 81-84
Received: October 12, 2017
Accepted: November 16, 2017
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

The aim of the studies that were used to write this article was to show the influence of the “Wisla” campaign on the fate of Ukrainian families who experienced this tragedy. It was also important to show the presence of this trauma in intergenerational communication. The interview was applied as a research method that makes the article more emotional and fully shows all the sorrows of the deported families. Though these events took place in the last century, Polish and Ukrainian societies still feel the results of it. The article is not oriented on creating more misunderstandings, it emphasizes on the fact that both peoples should remember about this tragedy but without taking it to extremes. Both peoples should communicate and cooperate with taking into account this “dark” episode in their common history. And instead of digging up grudges against each other, we should focus on reaching the historical truth via interviews with representatives of deported families or historical documentation and facts and building mutual understanding between our peoples. Moreover, nowadays the two peoples need to move on and develop their bilateral relations in order to resist together against Russian propaganda.

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Czerepaniak, M. (2017, 29 April). Report granted to the author.

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