Last Witnesses

Last Witnesses
An Oral History of the Children of World War II

by Svetlana Alexievich

  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release : 2020-06-16
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0399588760
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A masterpiece” (The Guardian) from the Nobel Prize–winning writer, an oral history of children’s experiences in World War II across Russia NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST For more than three decades, Svetlana Alexievich has been the memory and conscience of the twentieth century. When the Swedish Academy awarded her the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing “a new kind of literary genre,” describing her work as “a history of emotions . . . a history of the soul.” Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, Last Witnesses is Alexievich’s collection of the memories of those who were children during World War II. They had sometimes been soldiers as well as witnesses, and their generation grew up with the trauma of the war deeply embedded—a trauma that would change the course of the Russian nation. Collectively, this symphony of children’s stories, filled with the everyday details of life in combat, reveals an altogether unprecedented view of the war. Alexievich gives voice to those whose memories have been lost in the official narratives, uncovering a powerful, hidden history from the personal and private experiences of individuals. Translated by the renowned Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, Last Witnesses is a powerful and poignant account of the central conflict of the twentieth century, a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human side of war. Praise for Last Witnesses “There is a special sort of clear-eyed humility to [Alexievich’s] reporting.”—The Guardian “A bracing reminder of the enduring power of the written word to testify to pain like no other medium. . . . Children survive, they grow up, and they do not forget. They are the first and last witnesses.”—The New Republic “A profound triumph.”—The Big Issue “[Alexievich] excavates and briefly gives prominence to demolished lives and eradicated communities. . . . It is impossible not to turn the page, impossible not to wonder whom we next might meet, impossible not to think differently about children caught in conflict.”—The Washington Post

A Child's War

A Child's War
World War II Through the Eyes of Children

by Kati David

  • Publisher : Orion
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9781870805032
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Children aged 5 to 10, from many countries, share their wartime experiences, describing their struggles to survive, their parents' sacrifices, and the human potential for cruelty as well as love. grade: 06-09.

World War Two Explained for Kids

World War Two Explained for Kids
The English Reading Tree

by Keith Goodman

  • Publisher : English Reading Tree
  • Release : 2017-04-07
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 9781521017661
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Introducing: World War Two Explained for Kids The 'For Kids' series has been produced for children of seven and over. It is the perfect answer to move your child away from simple picture books to start enjoying and learning from more challenging reading material. Every book in the series is an exciting story that will boost reading confidence and introduce active and motivating vocabulary. Parental support is necessary to get the best out of the English Reading Tree Series. This is a crossover between picture books and chapter books. There are some images, but it has been written for the child to focus on words and their meaning. All of the books are fast-paced to keep children engaged. There is also a fun quiz that can be played to give you an accurate idea of how much he or she has learned. What people are saying about the English Reading Tree Excellent books that not only improve reading ability but educate: Goodreads Very well presented and I particularly enjoy the quiz at the end: Post Online Simple, easy to read and full of interesting facts. What more can a parent ask? Island EBooks The English Reading Tree is a series of Children's books that have been written to educate and entertain.

Who Will Take Our Children?

Who Will Take Our Children?
The British Evacuation Program of World War II, rev. ed.

by Carlton Jackson

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2008-10-02
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN : 0786437855
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A revised edition of a book published in 1985 as Who Will Take Our Children: The Story of the Evacuations in Britain, 1939-1945, this book provides the logistics and planning of the British evacuation program, the experiences of child evacuees aboard ships, and the role of the evacuations in helping to bring about the National Health Service"--Provided by publisher.

Children of World War II

Children of World War II
The Hidden Enemy Legacy

by Kjersti Ericsson,Eva Simonsen

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2005-08-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1845208803
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There is a hidden legacy of war that is rarely talked about: the children of native civilians and enemy soldiers. What is their fate?This book unearths the history of the thousands of forgotten children of World War II, including its prelude and aftermath during the Spanish Civil War and the Allied occupation of Germany. It looks at liaisons between German soldiers and civilian women in the occupied territories, and the Nazi Lebensborn program of racial hygiene. It also considers the children of African-American soldiers and German women. The authors examine what happened when the foreign solders went home and discuss the policies adopted towards these children by the Nazi authorities as well as postwar national governments. Personal testimonies from the children themselves reveal the continued pain and shame of being children of the enemy.Case studies are taken from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Denmark and Spain.

Commemorating the Children of World War II in Poland

Commemorating the Children of World War II in Poland
Combative Remembrance

by Ewa Stańczyk

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2019-11-02
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN : 3030322629
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores contemporary debates surrounding Poland’s 'war children', that is the young victims, participants and survivors of the Second World War. It focuses on the period after 2001, which saw the emergence of the two main political parties that were to dictate the tone of the politics of memory for more than a decade. The book shows that 2001 marked a caesura in Poland’s post-Communist history, as this was when the past took center stage in Polish political life. It argues that during this period a distinct culture of commemoration emerged in Poland – one that was not only governed by what the electorate wanted to hear and see, but also fueled by emotions.

Children and World War II

Children and World War II
A Book

by Sarah Ridley

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 9780749670672
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using photographs from British history as the starting point for the topic, each book in this series explores what it was like to live in the era. Simple questions are featured throughout allowing children to think more about what is going on in the photographs.

Educational and Loan Benefits for Widows and Children of World War II Veterans

Educational and Loan Benefits for Widows and Children of World War II Veterans
Hearings, Eightieth Congress, First Session, April 25-26, and June 5, 1947

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Subcommittee on Education, Training, and Rehabilitation

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1947
  • Pages : 41
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Educational and Loan Benefits for Widows and Children of World War II Veterans

Educational and Loan Benefits for Widows and Children of World War II Veterans
Hearings...Subcommittee on Education, Training, and Rehabilitation ... on H.R. 1385, 2106, and 2172. April 25, 28; June 5, 1947

by United States. Congress. House. Veterans' Affairs Committee

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1947
  • Pages : 41
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Through The Eyes Of Innocents

Through The Eyes Of Innocents
Children Witness World War II

by Emmy E Werner

  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2001-04-26
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780813338682
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Greatest Skating Race

The Greatest Skating Race
A World War Two Story from the Netherlands

by Louise Borden,Illustrated by Niki Daly

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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During WW11, a ten year old boy 's dream of skating in a famous race allows him to help two children escape to Belgium.

Children in the Holocaust and World War II

Children in the Holocaust and World War II
Their Secret Diaries

by Laurel Holliday

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-02-04
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1439121974
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Children in the Holocaust and World War II is an extraordinary, unprecedented anthology of diaries written by children all across Nazi-occupied Europe and in England. Twenty-three young people, ages ten through eighteen, recount in vivid detail the horrors they lived through, day after day. As powerful as The Diary of Anne Frank and Zlata's Diary, here are children's experiences—all written with an unguarded eloquence that belies their years. The diarists include a Hungarian girl, selected by Mengele to be put in a line of prisoners who were tortured and murdered; a Danish Christian boy executed by the Nazis for his partisan work; and a twelve-year-old Dutch boy who lived through the Blitzkrieg in Rotterdam. In the Janowska death camp, eleven-year-old Pole Janina Heshele so inspired her fellow prisoners with the power of her poetry that they found a way to save her from the Nazi ovens. Mary Berg was imprisoned at sixteen in the Warsaw ghetto even though her mother was American and Christian. She left an eyewitness record of ghetto atrocities, a diary she was able to smuggle out of captivity. Moshe Flinker, a sixteen-year-old Netherlander, was betrayed by an informer who led the Gestapo to his family's door; Moshe and his parents died in Auschwitz in 1944. They come from Czechoslovakia, Austria, Israel, Poland, Holland, Belgium, Hungary, Lithuania, Russia, England, and Denmark. They write in spare, searing prose of life in ghettos and concentration camps, of bombings and Blitzkriegs, of fear and courage, tragedy and transcendence. Their voices and their vision ennoble us all.

The Lost Children

The Lost Children
Reconstructing Europe's Families After World War II

by Tara Zahra

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015-02-23
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 9780674425064
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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World War II tore apart an unprecedented number of families. This is the heartbreaking story of the humanitarian organizations, governments, and refugees that tried to rehabilitate Europeâe(tm)s lost children from the trauma of war, and in the process shaped Cold War ideology, ideals of democracy and human rights, and modern visions of the family.

World War II: When Men, Women, and Children Saved the World

World War II: When Men, Women, and Children Saved the World
A Book

by Carole Marsh

  • Publisher : Gallopade International
  • Release : 2011-03-01
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0635081253
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 22-book American Milestone series is featured as "Retailers Recommended Fabulous Products" in the August 2012 edition of Educational Dealer magazine. As Japanese Zeros hummed in the skies over Pearl Harbor, World War II was two years in the History books. Three dictators with a desire for power and world domination formed The Axis, a globe-spanning web of destruction and human rights violations. The United States, powerful but still recovering from the Great Depression, had chosen to remain uninvolved. But as soon as the first Zero dropped its bomb on a U.S. warship, the Sleeping Giant - America - awoke. The citizens of the United States came together with such unprecedented resolve that History could only have turned they way it did. In this book, kids will learn about the World War that truly spanned the globe and produced "the greatest generation" in U.S. History. They will float with paratroopers, rid with generals in their Jeeps, and dive to the darkest depths in vintage submarines. Kids will explore the History, geography, and social issues behind World War II - from the first shots fired in the invasion of Poland to the most explosive end a war on earth has ever known. A partial Table of Contents includes: A Timeline of Events "When Men, Women, and Children Saved the World": World War II Dangerous Dictators The Swastika Blitz and Blackouts From Isolation to Infamy The Allies Tuskegee Airmen By Land, Sea and Air Bombs on Japan Numerous War Crime Trials And Much More!

World War II Brought Advances in Technology - History Book 4th Grade | Children's History

World War II Brought Advances in Technology - History Book 4th Grade | Children's History
A Book

by Baby Professor

  • Publisher : Speedy Publishing LLC
  • Release : 2017-12-01
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1541922751
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sometimes, the worst events in history gave birth to the biggest leaps in technology. Such is the case of World War II. History will reveal amazing truths that not only expedited the end of the war but also improved your life today. Knowing the historic background of so many things will help develop an appreciation of the present. Grab a copy today!

The Brave Women of World War II - Biography for Children | Children's Women Biographies

The Brave Women of World War II - Biography for Children | Children's Women Biographies
A Book

by Baby Professor

  • Publisher : Speedy Publishing LLC
  • Release : 2017-03-15
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1541940865
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Did you know that the World War II was won by women, too? These were the brave women who did more than their parts to help end the war. By reading about them, you will understand how strong females truly are. You will also feel a sense of gratitude for their bravery. Grab a copy of this book today!

What Happened After World War II? History Book for Kids | Children's War & Military Books

What Happened After World War II? History Book for Kids | Children's War & Military Books
A Book

by Baby Professor

  • Publisher : Speedy Publishing LLC
  • Release : 2017-12-01
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1541920058
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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World War II created enemies and friends among nations. When it ended, how did the involved parties rise up from the rubles? This history book will describe the events and struggles after the World War II. To make history learning interesting, this book handpicks information and includes photos too. So what are you waiting for? Secure a copy today!

United States Congressional serial set

United States Congressional serial set
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1959
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Adolf Hitler - What Started World War 2 - Biography 6th Grade | Children's Biography Books

Adolf Hitler - What Started World War 2 - Biography 6th Grade | Children's Biography Books
A Book

by Baby Professor

  • Publisher : Speedy Publishing LLC
  • Release : 2017-06-15
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1541919475
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Say “Hitler” and people would automatically think of evil and Jews. Adolf Hitler was responsible for the Holocaust, wherein thousands of Jews were killed. But what made Hitler craft anti-Jew legislation? Maybe his life held the answers. Reading about the lives of historical figures will never undo what they did but it can help to make sure history does not repeat itself. Start reading today!

Growing Up in World War II, 1941-1945

Growing Up in World War II, 1941-1945
A Book

by Judith Pinkerton Josephson

  • Publisher : Lerner Publications
  • Release : 2002-10-01
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9780822506607
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Recounts the experiences of a typical childhood during World War II, including work, play, and educational activities, and identifies the struggles felt with regard to the war.