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Children during the Holocaust

Author: Patricia Heberer
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : AltaMira Press in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2011.
Series: Documenting life and destruction.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Approximately 1.1 million Jewish children were murdered during the Holocaust. This book from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies tells the story of the Holocaust through the eyes, and the fates, of its youngest victims. Documents and complementary text examine the arc of persecutory policies directed against European Jewry and its impact upon Jewish children and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2010047167
(OCoLC)681481430
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Heberer
ISBN: 9780759119864 0759119864 0759119856 9780759119857
OCLC Number: 775872950
Description: 1 online resource (xli, 513 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Children in the early years of antisemitic persecution --
Children and the war --
Lives in the balance: escape and deportation --
Children in the world of the ghetto --
Children in the concentration camp universe --
Children in the web of racial hygiene policy --
The lives of others: "Aryan" children and the Nazi regime --
The world of the child --
Children and resistance and rescue --
Elsewhere, perhaps? Children and the end of the Holocaust. Children in the early years of antisemitic persecution. From assimilation to marginalization ; In the schoolroom ; "I decide who is a Jew" ; Training youth for jobs abroad ; Reichskristallnacht ; The dismissal of Jewish children from "German" schools ; What's in a name? Israel and Sara --
Children and the war. The first taste of conflict ; Caught in the crossfire: the war on civilians ; The war's long shadow: the last years of conflict --
Lives in the balance: escape and deportation. Strangers in a strange land: emigration ; victims of Einsatzgruppen activity ; "We've been picked up": roundups and deportations --
Children in the world of the ghetto. Into the ghetto ; "The garden of Eden": education in the Lodz ghetto ; "Give me your children": the "children's actions" ; Death and survival in the ghetto --
Children in the concentration camp universe. At the edge of the abyss ; Death at Auschwitz ; In a living hell: survival in camps --
Children in the web of racial hygiene policy. Compulsory sterilization ; The many faces of Lebensborn ; "Euthanasia" ; The danger of "Gypsy blood": Roma and Sinti ; children as "research material" --
The lives of others: "Aryan" children and the Nazi regime. Youth organizations in the third Reich ; Nonconformity and dissidence: the Edelweiss pirates ; Hearts and minds: Nazi propaganda ; Perpetrators and victims ; German children and the war --
The world of the child. Escape into learning ; At play during the Holocaust ; Innocence and knowledge ; In hopes and dreams: coping with the Holocaust --
Children and resistance and rescue. Youth and armed resistance ; Unarmed resistance: the children's war ; In hiding ; Children and aid organizations: the politics of rescue ; When rescue fails --
Elsewhere, perhaps? Children and the end of the Holocaust. "Over this field of death, peace breaks out": liberation ; The search for family members ; Where is home? ; The process of remembering.
Series Title: Documenting life and destruction.
Responsibility: Patricia Heberer ; introduction by Nechama Tec ; advisory committee, Christopher R. Browning [and others].

Abstract:

Approximately 1.1 million Jewish children were murdered during the Holocaust. This book from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies tells the story of the Holocaust through the eyes, and the fates, of its youngest victims. Documents and complementary text examine the arc of persecutory policies directed against European Jewry and its impact upon Jewish children and adolescents. Additional chapters reflect upon the experience of non-Jewish children as victims, perpetrators, and bystanders during World War II.

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This substantial volume narrates and contextualizes the complex experiences of the youngest victims of the Holocaust. Of the six million murdered Jews of Europe, 1.1 million were children. The book Read more...

 
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