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Cruel world : the children of Europe in the Nazi web / Lynn H. Nicholas.

By: Nicholas, Lynn H.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2005Description: xix, 632 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0679454640; 9780679454649.Other title: Children of Europe in the Nazi web.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- Europe | Children and war -- Europe -- History -- 20th century | Children -- Europe -- History -- 20th century | Jewish children in the Holocaust | National socialism and youthAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Cruel world.DDC classification: 940.53/083/094 LOC classification: D810.C4 | N53 2005Other classification: 15.70
Contents:
I: Producing the perfect Nazi -- Applied eugenics -- Purging the unfit -- Increasing the master race -- Education for the new world order -- Hitler's children -- II: Seeking refuge -- The floodgates close -- Saving the children -- III: Out for blood: the Nazis go global -- Good blood -- Bad blood -- Germanizing the west -- IV: Radicalization and resistance -- Nightmares in Utopia: Russia and Greece -- Seek and hide: hidden children -- Arbeit Macht Frei: forced labor -- Total war -- V: Aftermath -- Liberation and repatriation -- The defeated -- No place like home.
Summary: Examines the devastating influence of Nazism on the lives of the children of Europe, who were confronted with euthanasia, racist education, eugenics, forced relocation, homelessness, poverty, trauma, and starvation.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [597]-606) and index.

I: Producing the perfect Nazi -- Applied eugenics -- Purging the unfit -- Increasing the master race -- Education for the new world order -- Hitler's children -- II: Seeking refuge -- The floodgates close -- Saving the children -- III: Out for blood: the Nazis go global -- Good blood -- Bad blood -- Germanizing the west -- IV: Radicalization and resistance -- Nightmares in Utopia: Russia and Greece -- Seek and hide: hidden children -- Arbeit Macht Frei: forced labor -- Total war -- V: Aftermath -- Liberation and repatriation -- The defeated -- No place like home.

Examines the devastating influence of Nazism on the lives of the children of Europe, who were confronted with euthanasia, racist education, eugenics, forced relocation, homelessness, poverty, trauma, and starvation.

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Library Journal Review

In The Rape of Europa, Nicholas chronicled the devastation of art and culture under the Third Reich; now she shows what happened to Europe's children. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

Recently, this reviewer translated a December 1957 carbon copy of a colleague's aunt's German report about her efforts to rescue men and children in Holland in the late 1930s. In this book, Nicholas (The Rape of Europa, CH, Nov'94, 32-1695) properly places in context that aunt's efforts to save ordinary people from National Socialist abuse and the consequences of WWII. National Socialist racial policies affected every country from Spain to the Soviet Union and from Norway to Italy and Greece; hardly a corner of Europe was spared from their excesses. Aside from dastardly policies (sometimes exaggerated by local ethnic rivalries), intense warfare affected children. They were dislocated, imprisoned, shot at, bombed out, deprived of homes and parents, starved, and killed. Even those whom these horrors barely touched (in this reviewer's case, on a farm in the Dolomites where his father wisely placed his two sons) can never fully recover or forget. Nicholas places children's experiences in the context of the unspeakable violence Europeans endured for nearly 20 years. Her exceptional book ought to be read by every policy maker as a reminder that children are the ones most likely to suffer, inexcusably, from ethnic intolerance and war. ^BSumming Up: Essential. Most levels/libraries. P. Petschauer Appalachian State University

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