The following text contains the results of the analysis of the public debate, regarding the massacre in Jedwabne, which appeared in the newspaper 'Gazeta Wyborcza'. Initially, the author presents the general outline of the debate (the phases of the dispute, the areas of the controversy, the mechanisms of discourse). Next, basic analytical categories are presented which appeared as a result of the examination of articles, which were published in this daily paper. Moreover, significant attention is paid to the problem of collective responsibility which focused very prominently as a result of the Jedwabne controversy. Finally, the author concentrates on the particular qualities of the debate entailed in 'Gazeta Wyborcza'.
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