Cruel World: The Children of Europe in the Nazi Web

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 8, 2009 - History - 656 pages
In this riveting, powerful narrative, Lynn Nicholas shows how children under the Nazis became mere objects available for use in the service of the totalitarian state. Nicholas recounts the euthanasia and eugenic selection, racist indoctrination, kidnapping and “Germanization,” mass executions, and slave labor to which the Nazis subjected Europe’s children. She also captures the uprooted children’s search for their families in the aftermath of the war. A disturbing and absolutely necessary work, Cruel World opens a new chapter in World War II studies.


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Although numerous studies examine Nazi racial policy and its implementation, independent scholar Nicholas deftly focuses her attention on how the application of these ideas affected the lives of ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
3
Producing tha Perfect Nazi
15
Hitlers Children
97
Seeking Refuge
127
The Nazis lio lilohal
201
Aftermath
443
Notes
559
97
597
Photo Credits
607
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Lynn H. Nicholas was born in New London, CT, and educated in the U.S., England, and Spain. The Rape of Europa, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, has been translated into eight languages. It inspired an international movement to locate and repatriate works of art and other property confiscated and stolen by individuals and governments before and during World War II. Ms. Nicholas was elected to the Légion d'Honneur by the government of France and was named an Amicus Poloniae by Poland. She has become widely known as a lecturer on the issues addressed in The Rape of Europa and Cruel World and has appeared as an expert witness in art-repatriation trials and before Congress.


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