Through the Eyes of Innocents by Emmy E. Werner
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Through the Eyes of Innocents
By Emmy E. Werner

Through the Eyes of Innocents

Children Witness World War II

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Through the Eyes of Innocents by Emmy E. Werner

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World War II was the first modern war in which more civilians than soldiers were killed or maimed: When it ended in August 1945, more than thirty-nine millions civilians had died as a direct result of the war, and some thirteen million of these were children. In Through the Eyes of Innocents, Emmy Werner tells the story of the children of World War II through their own words. Drawing on diaries, letters, and journals kept by youngsters caught up in the war, Werner shows the universality of their experience. Children and teenagers from a dozen countries - England, Germany, France, Japan, the former Soviet Union, Austria, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Poland and the United States - are all represented in some 200 eye-witness accounts. Werner focuses on their shared reactions to the war, the hardships they endured, how they coped, and how the war experience shaped their lives. The message they share with other children in contemporary wars is an extraordinary affirmation of life and the sustaining power of hope and human decency.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813338682
ISBN-10: 0813338689
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x 15mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Emmy E. Werner

Emmy E. Werner is a developmental psychologist and research professor at the University of California at Davis. She is the author of many books, including Through the Eyes of Innocents (Westview Press 2000); Reluctant Witnesses (Westview Press, 1998); Pioneer Children on the Journey West (Westview Press 1995).

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