Chodzi o nominacje "Sasiadow" Grossa do Narodowej Nagrody Ksiazkowej (moje luzne

tlumaczenie) w USA. Dokladniej - o zaprotestowanie przeciw temu. Decyzja

zapadnie w dniu 14 listopada, wiec pilne (ja to dostalem 13 .11).

To gotowce ktore mozna wykorzystac przy pisaniu wlasnego na podany adres.

Tylko ze sprawa jest jeszcze tylko moze w dniu 14.11. aktualna.

Jak by sie o Jedwabne nie spierac - przyznanie tej nagrody wlasnie "Sasiadom" w

USA to niewatpliwie kolejna niepotrzebna kropla niezgody miedzy Polakami a

Zydami. Rozgrzebywanie ran miedzy tymi narodami publicznie w USA zadnemu z nich

ani dialogowi miedzy tymi narodami takze nie sluzy. Tutaj mysle jestesmy zgodni.

Pozdrawiam

B.M.

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Slotwinski schrieb:

Nie znam angielskiego?

O co chodzi w tych listach?

 

pozdrowienia

TS

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Dr.Bogdan Milek schrieb:

> Bogdan Milek schrieb:

> PoloniaSFO@aol.com schrieb:

> > Dear members of PoloniaSFO distribution list:

> >

> > "Neighbors" has been nominated to run for the 2001 National Book Award.

> > It is very rare that I appeal to you personally and ask for help to defend

> the

> > Polish cause in America. Please read my letter to the National Book Awards

> > Committee and join me TODAY in defending the Polish history. We can make

> > a difference. Please help. The decision will be made on November 14, 2001.

> >

> > You can copy my letter or the other examples enclosed below

> > and send it TODAY or if you disagree please write your own.

> > Address: natbkfdn@mindspring.com

> > List of nominations:

> > http://www.publishersweekly.com/nbf/docs/nba01_final_nonfict.html

> >

> > Thank you.

> >

> > Edmund Lewandowski

> >

> > ==========

> >

> > National Book Foundation

> > 95 Madison Avenue, Suite 709

> > New York, NY 10016

> > Phone (212) 685-0261

> > Fax (212) 213-6570

> > natbkfdn@mindspring.com

> >

> > RE: 2001 National Book Awards

> >

> > >From your web site:

> > "The goal [of National Book Awards] is to enhance the public's

> > awareness of exceptional books written by fellow Americans, ..."

> >

> > Nomination of "Neighbors" is a disgrace to the integrity of

> > National Book Foundation. As expressed by several prominent

> > historians, historical data in "Neighbors" is proven to be very

> > unreliable and untrustworthy. It is sickening that on your web site

> > you even repeat some of the lies invented for marketing of this book

> > -- "one half of the town murdered another half". Please, just refer to

> > one of the most respected places recording Jewish suffering:

> > http://www.holocaustchronicle.org/StaticPages/246.html

> >

> > Awarding this book as the winner would be a huge step backward

> > in the Polish - Jewish dialogue.

> >

> > Sincerely,

> >

> > Edmund Lewandowski

> > 7 West 41st Avenue # 314

> > San Mateo, CA 94403

> >

> > =========================

> >

> > To the National Book Foundation:

> >

> >

> > The US edition of NEIGHBORS opens with an epigraph from Abraham Lincoln:

> > "My fellow citizens, we cannot escape history." Indeed, history continues

> > to correct Jan T. Gross.

> >

> > But the marketing campaign for his book disregards history. With the

> > exception of Istvan Deak in the NYR, the well-placed reviews have been

> > uncritical, even after the discovery of German bullets at the site of the

> > murders.

> >

> > Supporting historical scholarship is one thing, and selling books is

> > another. Which one are you doing?

> >

> >

> > Yours truly,

> >

> > =========================

> >

> > Dear Sirs:

> >

> > I am writing to request that you reconsider your nomination of

> > Professor Jan Gross' book "Neighbors". I am afraid that you may be

> > unaware of the controversy involving this book. It is clear to me

> > that Professor Gross has compiled an obviously flawed teleological

> > work in his review of a known, historical criminal act by selectively

> > using the testimony of only three of the nineteen witnesses at the

> > trial. No literary reviewing source seems willing to critically

> > explore the background of Professor Gross' charges, blindly accepting

> > them on face value. This book has such a lemming-like following that

> > when several well meaning, noted scholars legitimately questioned

> > Professor Gross' methods and conclusions in letters to the London

> > Times Literary Supplement their character was attacked with the false

> > and hurtful charge of being anti-semites.

> >

> > I feel that ultimately Professor Gross' book "Neighbors" will prove

> > to be an embarassment similar to the Pulitzer Prize that was recently

> > awarded (and later rescinded) for the fictitious biography of the

> > teen age gang member.

> >

> > I fully realize the difficultly that a reconsideration would cause

> > and in my heart doubt that you would have the fortitude to do so but

> > I still feel compelled to urge you to act correctly and withdraw this

> > nomination.

> >

> > Sincerely,

> >

> > =========================

> >

> > natbkfdn@mindspring.com

> > Protest of "Neighbors"

> > I am protesting the nomination and potential award of the National Book

> > Award to "Neighbors" by Jan Gross in the non-fiction category. As

> > expressed by several prominent historians, historical data in

> > "Neighbors" is proven to be very unreliable and untrustworthy.

> > Awarding "Neighbors" on November 14 with the National Book Award would

> > be a disgrace to the integrity of National Book Foundation and would

> > dishonor the tremendous Polish sacrifice and heroism during the German

> > occupation of Poland.

> > Larry Adams

> > 4537 Dewey

> > Newport, Michigan