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Witnesses Of War

Children's Lives Under the Nazis

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"A major and original work of history - acclaimed in hardback - which investigates the lives of children under the Nazis." "Witnesses of War is the first work to show how children experienced the Second World War under he Nazis. Children were often the victims in this most terrible of European conflicts, falling prey to bombing, mechanised warfare, starvation policies, mass flight and genocide. But children also became active participants, going out to smuggle food, ply the black market, and care for sick parents and siblings. As they absorbed the brutal new realities of German occupation, Polish boys played at being Gestapo interrogators, and Jewish children at being ghetto guards or the SS. Within days of Germany s own surrender, German children were playing at being Russian soldiers. As they imagined themselves in the roles of their all-powerful enemies, children expressed their hopes and fears, as well as their humiliation and envy. his is the first account of the Second World War which brings together the opposing perspectives and contrasting experiences of those drawn into the new colonial empire of the Th

Product code: 9781844130856

ISBN 9781844130856
Publisher Vintage Publishing
No. Of Pages 544
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS34
Witnesses of War is the first work to show how children experienced the Second World War under the Nazis. As they absorbed the brutal new realities of German occupation, Polish boys played at being Gestapo interrogators, and Jewish children at being ghetto guards or the SS.