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Through the Eyes of Innocents: Children Witness World War II

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World War II was the first modern war in which more civilians than soldiers were killed or maimed: When it ended in August 1945, more than thirty-nine millions civilians had died as a direct result of the war, and some thirteen million of these were children. In Through the Eyes of Innocents, Emmy Werner tells the story of the children of World War II through their own words. Drawing on diaries, letters, and journals kept by youngsters caught up in the war, Werner shows the universality of their experience. Children and teenagers from a dozen countries - England, Germany, France, Japan, the former Soviet Union, Austria, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Poland and the United States - are all represented in some 200 eye-witness accounts. Werner focuses on their shared reactions to the war, the hardships they endured, how they coped, and how the war experience shaped their lives. The message they share with other children in contemporary wars is an extraordinary affirmation of life and the sustaining power of hope and human decency.

Synopsis:

World War II was the first modern war in which more civilians than soldiers were killed; by August 1945, more than thirty-nine million civilians had died as a direct result of the war, about thirteen million of them were children. In Through the Eyes of Innocents, Emmy Werner tells the story of these children in their own words. Drawing on diaries, letters, and journals kept by children and teenagers caught up in the war, Werner shows the universality of the war experience, regardless of location: the children of Great Britain, Germany, France, Japan, Russia, and the United States are all represented through some 150 eye-witness accounts. Werner focuses on the shared experiences of these children, how they endured, and how they were changed forever by events beyond their control.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-255) and index.

About the Author

Emmy E. Werner is a developmental psychologist and research professor at the University of California at Davis. She is the author of many books, including Through the Eyes of Innocents (Westview Press 2000); Reluctant Witnesses (Westview Press, 1998); Pioneer Children on the Journey West (Westview Press 1995).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813335353
Subtitle:
Children Witness World War Ii
Author:
Werner, Emmy E.
Author:
Werner, Emmy E.
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
Boulder, Colo. :
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Children and war
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
23
Publication Date:
19991125
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10.33x7.32x.76 in. 1.53 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , World War II was the first modern war in which more civilians than soldiers were killed; by August 1945, more than thirty-nine million civilians had died as a direct result of the war, about thirteen million of them were children. In Through the Eyes of Innocents, Emmy Werner tells the story of these children in their own words. Drawing on diaries, letters, and journals kept by children and teenagers caught up in the war, Werner shows the universality of the war experience, regardless of location: the children of Great Britain, Germany, France, Japan, Russia, and the United States are all represented through some 150 eye-witness accounts. Werner focuses on the shared experiences of these children, how they endured, and how they were changed forever by events beyond their control.
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