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About the Author
Table of ContentsContents Preface Introduction: Civilization in Disarray 1. The Quintessential Victims of War 2. Saving the Children 3. A “Psychological Marshall Plan” 4. Renationalizing Displaced Children 5. Children as Spoils of War in France 6. Ethnic Cleansing and the Family in Czechoslovakia 7. Repatriation and the Cold War 8. From Divided Families to a Divided Europe Archival Sources and Abbreviations Notes Index
What People are Saying About This
Zahra deftly draws important lessons about conceptions of childhood and nationality from the ways international organizations, individual countries, and families themselves sought to rebuild shattered lives. An essential contribution to our understanding of a refashioned postwar world.
Norman Naimark, author of Stalin's Genocides
Beautifully written and exhaustively researched, The Lost Children makes the story of family reconstruction central to the history of social and political reconstruction in the years following the end of the Second World War.
Robert Moeller, the University of California, Irvine
Across a European landscape shattered by the death and displacement of World War II and the Holocaust, an extraordinary humanitarian agenda crystallized: saving the children. Tara Zahra's elegantly written history brilliantly reconstructs the moment, offering a breakthrough example of the new transnational European history.
Samuel Moyn, author of The Last Utopia
A fascinating, important, and highly original book which considers the implications and consequences of World War II for children.
Larry Wolff, author of Inventing Eastern Europe
Innovative and compelling, Zahra's book brilliantly challenges our understandings of trauma, relief, and rehabilitation, carefully elucidating the competing and highly ideologized claims on children by family and nation after a war that had devastated both.
Atina Grossmann, author of Jews, Germans, and Allies