Klepsydry z lat 1946–1949 — wyjątkowe świadectwo powojennych losów
Obituaries 1945–1949 — valuable post-war period ephemera
The article makes Polish obituaries from post-war period the centre of attention. Obituaries seem to be particularly important for researchers because of being a part of ephemera — items expected to have only short-term usefulness, that have never been analyzed by linguists. Thanks to Wroclaw University Library collection, it is possible to analyze the unique obituaries published in so-called Regained Territories in very post-war period. Firstly, there is an association with other popular funeral genre published in press discussed. Then, there are three aspects taken under consideration: structure of obituary composition, symbols, typical phrases, language stylistics, syntax, values, reference to political and social reality.