Cruel World

The Children of Europe in the Nazi Web

By Lynn H. Nicholas
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780679776635, 632pp.)

Publication Date: May 9, 2006

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In this riveting, powerful narrative, Lynn Nicholas shows how children under the Nazis became mere objects available for use in the service of the totalitarian state. Nicholas recounts the euthanasia and eugenic selection, racist indoctrination, kidnapping and "Germanization," mass executions, and slave labor to which the Nazis subjected Europe's children. She also captures the uprooted children's search for their families in the aftermath of the war. A disturbing and absolutely necessary work, "Cruel World" opens a new chapter in World War II studies.



About the Author
Lynn H. Nicholas was born in New London, CT, and educated in the U.S., England, and Spain. The Rape of Europa, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, has been translated into eight languages. It inspired an international movement to locate and repatriate works of art and other property confiscated and stolen by individuals and governments before and during World War II. Ms. Nicholas was elected to the Legion d'Honneur by the government of France and was named an "Amicus Poloniae "by Poland. She has become widely known as a lecturer on the issues addressed in The Rape of Europa and Cruel World"" and has appeared as an expert witness in art-repatriation trials and before Congress.
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