Publications of the Center for Holocaust Studies

Joanna Beata Michlic, Yuliya von Saal, and Anna Ullrich (ed.)

Childhood during War and Genocide. Agency, Survival, and Representation ; Vol. 5

Publications of the Center for Holocaust Studies

Göttingen 2023

ISBN: 978-3-8353-5599-6 (order)




EHS Volume 5 presents child-oriented research approaches by scholars from the fields of Holocaust Studies, Genocide Studies, and Second World War History. The authors highlight key concepts of Childhood Studies, arguing that children are historical actors with their own ideas, identity-forming experiences, and agency. The contributions demonstrate the importance of children`s accounts of war and postwar experiences for deeper understanding of the history of war and society in the twentieth century. The volume showcases a variety of children`s voices including child survivors of the Armenian Genocide, Jewish child survivors of the Holocaust, non-Jewish Slavic children, and war children of the Second World War by utilising testimonies from lesser-known archival and oral history collections.



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