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Title Crime without punishment... : the extermination and suffering of Polish children during the German occupation, 1939-1945 / edited by Janina Kostkiewicz
Edition First edition
Published Krakow : Jagiellonian University Press, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (270 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
Contents Introduction -- The German policy of extermination and Germanization of Polish children during World War II / Janina Kostkiewicz -- A crime without punishment : the extermination of Polish children during the period of German Occupation from 1939 to 1945 / Andrzej Kolakowsi -- Polish children and youth in Auschwitz / Helena Kubica -- Suffering of children in Auschwitz : biological and mental extermination / Beata Gola, Dorota Pauluk -- When there were no more tears left to cry : the tragic fate of the Polish children displaced from Zamosc Region in 1942-1943 / Beata Kozaczynska -- Children of the Zamosc Region in the Majdanek Camp / Magdalena Gajderowicz, Ryszard Skrzyniarz -- The German camp for juvenile Poles in Lodz at Przemyslowa Street / Krzysztof Ledniowski, Beata Gola -- The role of Gaukinderheim Kalisch in Germanization during World War II / Dawid Wieczorek -- The Germanization of Polish children and youth in Gdansk Pomerania and the role of the Stutthof Concentration Camp / Danuta Drywa -- Children's experiences in the German displacement and forced labor camp in Potulice and Smukala : memories of female prisoners / Aldona Molesztak -- The fate of the children of Bialystok under Soviet and German totalitarianism during World War II / Elwira Krynska -- Extermination of juvenile scouts in the lands of Poland during the German Occupation of 1939-1945 / Adam Massaalski -- The fate of Polish children in Allied-occupied Germany in the years 1945-1950 / Andrzej Ryk -- The returns of Polish children from German lands and scouting activity at the Transitional Center in Munich / Malgorzata Michel
Summary This book is an exploration of the scope and methods used by Germany in its extermination and Germanization policy aimed at Polish children in the years 1939 to 1945. Children were sent to prisons and concentration camps, pseudomedical experiments were conducted on them, they were sent into forced labor, and planned mass abductions of them were conducted for the purpose of Germanization. The German leadership remained firmly convinced that the crimes they committed on children would never see the light of day; they erased all traces of the children's origins, changing first and last names, and dates of birth. This extermination and Germanization of Polish children was part of a long-term plan to secure the ultimate end of annexing the Polish lands to Germany. By means of the Germanization and extermination of Polish children, an "age-old problem" was meant to be solved; it was to be a measure to prevent a future generation of Poles from striving to regain the pillaged lands of their fathers.-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Janina Kostkiewicz is head of the Department of High School Pedagogy and Polish Pedagogical Thought in the Institute of Pedagogy at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków
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Subject Children -- Crimes against -- Poland
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Poland.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Children.
Children -- Crimes against.
Poland -- History -- Occupation, 1939-1945.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Kostkiewicz, Janina, editor.
ISBN 8323370931
Other Titles Extermination and suffering of Polish children during the German occupation, 1939-1945