Cmentarz jako opowieść. Co opowiada stary cmentarz Dieweg w Uccle?


The essay on Brussels Dieweg Cemetery in Uccle presents the concept of reading the cemetery culture text as a story of the dialogue between the living and the dead, which was taking place at the time of establishing and functioning of the necropolis, i.e., starting in the second half of the 19th century until 1939. Dieweg Cemetery is an example of Catholic-Jewish funeral art, whose historic testimonies in a variety of styles fall into decay and surrender to nature. The ‘reportage’ part gives an account of the dispute between Catholics and Belgian liberals in the 1860s over the right to administer the licences on the new necropolis. The main part of the essay touches upon the subject of cemetery aesthetics symbolising attitudes towards death in the second half of the 19th and at the beginning of the 20th century. They are expressed in multilingual inscriptions and numerous grave medallions in two religions on the ground, where Catholics and Jews form a community. A plan of the necropolis and a series of author’s photographs are attached to the paper as they are crucial illustrations of the words.

Słowa kluczowe

cmentarz Dieweg; Uccle; pamięć; epitafium; medalion


Opublikowane : 2019-10-16

Wasilewska-Lipke, Z. (2019). Cmentarz jako opowieść. Co opowiada stary cmentarz Dieweg w Uccle?. Prace Filologiczne. Literaturoznawstwo, (2(5), 99-125. Pobrano z

Zuzanna Wasilewska-Lipke 
Bruksela  Belgia

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