When she resisted, they made her a subject. The revision, the threatening, the scar, the need, always the latter

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When she resisted, they made her a subject. The revision, the threatening, the scar, the need, always the latter

What was she? A home for fish and other fascinating animals, a trend hiding historical treasures, a shipping lane, a tool of political propaganda, a brand. He was a muse who inspired artists. She made the inhabitants of Wrocław – “at home”, not “Lviv, Vilnius, Tarnopol”, they felt when they had to fight for their home during the flood. Who has she become? “Oder belongs to himself and to all of us, equally,” write petitioners appealing for legal personality. “This is a plea for recognition of reality: recognition of the living river Odra as worthy of the right to live”.

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