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Author Zahra, Tara,
Title The lost children : reconstructing Europe's families after World War II / Tara Zahra.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.

Author Zahra, Tara,
Subject Refugee children -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
War victims -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Families -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects.
Add Title Reconstructing Europe's families after World War II
Description 1 online resource (xi, 308 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-301) and index.
Summary "Based on original research in German, French, Czech, Polish, and American archives ... The lost children ... brings together the histories of eastern and western Europe, and traces the effort of everyone -- from Jewish Holocaust survivors to German refugees, from Communist officials to American social workers -- to rebuild the lives of displaced children. It reveals that many seemingly timeless ideals of the family were actually conceived in the concentration camps, orphanages, and refugee camps of the Second World War, and shows how the process of reconstruction shaped Cold War ideologies and ideas about childhood and national identity"--Jacket.
Contents The quintessential victims of war -- Saving the children -- A "psychological Marshall Plan" -- Renationalizing displaced children -- Children as spoils of war in France -- Ethnic cleansing and the family in Czechoslovakia -- Repatriation and the Cold War -- From divided families to a divided Europe.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780674061378 (electronic bk.)
0674061373 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.4159/harvard.9780674061378
OCLC # 754842171
Additional Format Print version: Zahra, Tara. Lost children. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011 9780674048249 (DLC) 2010052246 (OCoLC)676725391

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