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Witnesses of War: Children's Lives Under the Nazis

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Children were at the center of the Nazi ideology; now we have their history of those years. In this groundbreaking study-based on a wide range of new sources-Nicholas Stargardt details what happened to children of all nationalities and religions living under the Nazi regime. Their stories open a world we have never seen before. As the Nazis overran Europe, children were saved or damned according to their race. Drawing on an untouched wealth of original material-school assignments; juvenile diaries; letters; and even accounts of childrens games-Nicholas Stargardt breaks stereotypes of victimhood and trauma to give us the gripping individual stories of the generation Hitler made.

About the Author

Nicholas Stargardt, the son of a German-Jewish father and Australian mother, was born in Melbourne and brought up in Australia, Japan, and England. He teaches modern European history at Magdalen College, Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Maps

Acknowledgements

The Right to a Name

Dramatis Personae

Introduction

PART ONE: The Home Front

i Germans at War

ii Disciplined Youth

iii Medical Murder

PART TWO: The Race War

iv Lebensraum

v The Great Crusade

vi Deportation

vii The Family Camp

PART THREE: The War Comes Home

viii Bombing

ix Forced Out

x The Final Sacrifice

PART FOUR: Afterwards

xi The Defeated

xii The Liberated

Endnotes

Glossary of Place Names

Archival Sources

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400033799
Author:
Stargardt, Nicholas
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Nick Stargardt
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Child witnesses
Subject:
Germany History 1933-1945.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
history;wwii;germany;war;children
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PP BandW
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.02x6.34x1.05 in. 1.04 lbs.

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