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ABSTRACT. Artur Kamczycki, “Wrestling” with art. Zionism and Jewish
aniconism [Zmagania ze sztuką. Syjonizm wobec żydowskiego aikonizmu].
„Artium Quaestiones” XXIII, Poznań 2012, Adam Mickiewicz University
Press, pp. 5-33, ISBN 978-83-232-2453-2. ISSN 0239-202X.
The article focuses on the relationship of Zionism, originated by Theodor
Herzl, and the traditional Jewish ban on making graven images (aniconism)
at the turn of the 20th century. At that time, Zionism not only attempted to
find some place for art in Jewish culture, but also work out the idea of Jew-
ish art history, and, first of all, turn art into an instrument of political prop-
aganda supporting the rise of the Jewish state in Palestine.
Artur Kamczycki, Kolegium Europejskie im. Jana Pawła II w Gnieźnie,
ul. Kostrzewskiego 5-7, 62-200 Gniezno, Poland.

ABSTRACT. Georgi Gruew, Umęczona alegoria wolności: obraz Belgii w pla-
katach propagandowych I wojny światowej [Tormented Allegory of Liberty:
The Picture of Belgium in World War I Propaganda Posters]. „Artium
Quaestiones” XXIII, Poznań 2012, Adam Mickiewicz University Press,
pp. 35-54, ISBN 978-83-232-2453-2. ISSN 0239-202X.
The article addresses the problem of imagery and visual devices used in the
British, German, and Belgian World War I propaganda posters referring to
the war atrocities and occupation of the state of the Coburgs. Exposing the
barbarity of German troops in Belgium was intended to warn Europe
against the possible victory of the Central Alliance, and to justify the moral
duty of Great Britain to get involved in warfare. On the other hand, the
propaganda of Emperor’s Wilhelm Reich showed Belgium as a historically
German territory which could be used by the enemy to put in danger the
industry of the Rhineland.
Georgi Gruew, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza, Instytut Historii Sztu-
ki, al. Niepodległości 4, 61-874 Poznań, Poland.