Children of World War II: The Hidden Enemy Legacy by Kjersti Ericsson, Eva Simonsen

By Kjersti Ericsson, Eva Simonsen

There is a hidden legacy of battle that's not often pointed out: the kids of local civilians and enemy squaddies. what's their destiny? This publication reveals the historical past of the millions of forgotten youngsters of global conflict II, together with its prelude and aftermath throughout the Spanish Civil conflict and the Allied career of Germany. It seems at liaisons among German infantrymen and civilian girls within the occupied territories and the Nazi Lebensborn software of racial hygiene. It additionally considers the youngsters of African-American infantrymen and German ladies. The authors speak about the rules followed in the direction of those young children by means of the Nazi professionals in addition to postwar nationwide governments. own stories from the youngsters themselves exhibit the ongoing discomfort and disgrace of being youngsters of the enemy. Case reviews are taken from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Denmark and Spain.

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1945–1946) ‘Om lov om tillegg til statsborgerlovgivningen’, p. 2. 17. See Lars Borgersrud, Overlatt til svenske myndigheter: De norske krigsbarna som ble sendt til Sverige i 1945 (Televågkonferansen 2002: Born og krig). 18. 2 bind 2’. 1. 1948. 19. Riksarkivet, Privatarkiv 250, Norges Røde Kors, lp. Nr 175, juni–juli. , Overlatt til svenske myndigheter: De norske krigsbarna som ble sendt til Sverige i 1945, Televågkonferansen 2002: Born og krig. Hillel, M. V. Im Namen der Rasse, Vienna: Zsolnay, 1975.

The children were not accepted as refugees by the Norwegian authorities. As was concluded in one case, ‘the child has a German father’. Such conclusions were not in accordance with Norwegian law however: both child and mother were Norwegian citizens. Norwegian Women: German Citizens After five years of occupation the Norwegian population was very hostile toward the Germans and everything associated with them. In such an atmosphere of hatred and revenge, war children, their mothers and all women who during the war had had German boyfriends were exposed to hostile attitudes.

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