Children with a Star: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe

Deborah Dwork Deborah Dwrok


Children with a Star: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe

Children with a Star: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe

  • Title: Children with a Star: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe
  • Author: Deborah Dwork Deborah Dwrok
  • ISBN: 9780300054477
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Paperback



The little children had little parents in the twins block in Auschwitz For example, I was a little mama for twins, two girls named Evichka and Hanka My sister was the mother for Hanka and I was the mother for Evichka Evichka told me that she got a mother and a father, but that they had gone away on transport The twins were four years old I said to her, I will be The little children had little parents in the twins block in Auschwitz For example, I was a little mama for twins, two girls named Evichka and Hanka My sister was the mother for Hanka and I was the mother for Evichka Evichka told me that she got a mother and a father, but that they had gone away on transport The twins were four years old I said to her, I will be your mother She said, But you are only sixteen years old it doesn t matter I said, No, it doesn t matter because it is important that we are together and that we are not alone You have a mother and I have a daughter Magda Magda Somogyi Many books have been written about the experiences of Jews in Nazi Europe None, however, has focused on the persecution of the most vulnerable members of the Jewish community its children This powerful and moving book by Deborah Dwork relates the history of these children for the first time The book is based on hundreds of oral histories conducted with survivors who were children in the Holocaust, in Europe and North America, an extraordinary range of primary documentation uncovered by the author including diaries, letters, photographs and family albums , and archival records Drawing on these sources, Dwork reveals the feelings, daily activities, and perceptions of Jewish children who lived and died in the shadow of the Holocaust She reconstructs and analyzes the many different experiences the children faced In the early years of Nazi domination they lived at home, increasingly opposed by rising anti Semitism Later some went into hiding while others attempted to live openly on gentile papers As time passed, increasing numbers were forced into transit camps, ghettos, and death and slave labor camps Although nearly ninety percent of the Jewish children in Nazi Europe were murdered, we learn in this history not of their deaths but of the circumstances of their lives Children with a Star is a major new contribution to the history of Europe during the Nazi era It explains from a different perspective how European society functioned during the wary years, how the German noose tightened, and how the Jewish victims and their gentile neighbors responded It expands the definition of resistance by examining the history of the people primarily women who helped Jewish children during the war By focusing on children, it strips away rationalizations that the victims of Nazism somehow allowed or deserved their punishment And by examining the experience of children and thereby laying bare how society functions at its most fundamental level, it not only provides a unique understanding of the Holocaust but a new theoretical approach to the study of history.


Recent Comments "Children with a Star: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe"

During my History study I wrote a essay about children in concentration camps during the World War II. This book was a great help for me then. It's a very moving book and it shows again how senseless war is.

Not as well organized as it could be.


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