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The Resource Did the children cry? : Hitler's war against Jewish and Polish children, 1939-1945, Richard C. Lukas

Did the children cry? : Hitler's war against Jewish and Polish children, 1939-1945, Richard C. Lukas

Label
Did the children cry? : Hitler's war against Jewish and Polish children, 1939-1945
Title
Did the children cry?
Title remainder
Hitler's war against Jewish and Polish children, 1939-1945
Statement of responsibility
Richard C. Lukas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An unprecedented aspect of Nazi genocide in World War II was the cold and deliberate decision not to spare the children. Jewish children, first driven into the ghettos, were marked for total destruction as part of the "Final Solution" once it was put into effect, in 1942. Gentile children were starved, killed, or Germanized in order to reduce the Polish nation to a small complement of semi-literate slaves tending the Herrenvolk in their thousand-year Reich. This record also includes accounts of how they fought back by working for the underground, smuggling food into the ghettos, attending secret classes to continue their forbidden education. Included are stories of villains like Mengele who selected children for execution during Jewish religious holidays; Rudolph Hoess, Auschwitz's commandant who admitted his own discomfort when he witnessed the gassing of prisoners with the excuse: "I was a soldier and an officer"; a heroic Dr. Janusz Korczak who was in charge of an orphanage in the ghetto, but refused to leave his orphans, and at the head of a contingent of 192 children and 8 staff members, erect, his eyes looking into the distance, held the hands of two children as he led them to the railroad platform where trains took them to certain death. Based on vast research in the United States, Great Britain, and Poland, many interviews, theses and other papers, documents and official histories, memoirs, autobiographies, articles, periodicals and newspapers, Did the Children Cry? stands as a monument to millions of children who were bombed, wounded, deported, raped, starved, maimed, subjected to "medical" experimentation, and killed in German-occupied Poland
Cataloging source
DLC
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1937-
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Lukas, Richard C.
Dewey number
940.53/161
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.C4
LC item number
L82 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • Jewish children
  • Children
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Did the children cry? : Hitler's war against Jewish and Polish children, 1939-1945, Richard C. Lukas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-251) and index
Contents
Invasion -- Deportations -- Concentration camps -- Germanizataion -- Resistance -- Hiding -- The war and child survivors -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm29877700
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
263 p.
Isbn
9780781802420
Lccn
94004509
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 414440
  • (OCoLC)29877700
Label
Did the children cry? : Hitler's war against Jewish and Polish children, 1939-1945, Richard C. Lukas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-251) and index
Contents
Invasion -- Deportations -- Concentration camps -- Germanizataion -- Resistance -- Hiding -- The war and child survivors -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm29877700
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
263 p.
Isbn
9780781802420
Lccn
94004509
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 414440
  • (OCoLC)29877700

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