Enfants De Nazis

Author: Tania Crasnianski
Publisher: Grasset
ISBN: 2246859794
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Jusqu’en 1945, leurs pères étaient des héros. Après la défaite allemande, ils sont devenus des bourreaux. Eux, ce sont les enfants de Himmler, Göring, Hess, Frank, Bormann, Höss, Speer et Mengele, ces noms synonymes de l’horreur nazie. Ces petits Allemands ont vécu la seconde guerre mondiale en privilégiés, entourés par des parents affectueux et tout-puissants. Pour eux, la défaite allemande a été un coup de tonnerre. Innocents, inconscients des crimes paternels, ils en ont découvert toute l’étendue. Certains ont condamné, d’autres n’ont cessé de révérer ces hommes honnis par l’humanité entière. Enfants de nazis retrace l’ascension et le quotidien à la fois fastueux et banal de dignitaires accomplissant chaque jour leur travail de mort avant de s’égayer auprès de leurs familles, installées parfois à portée de vue des camps. Il dépeint ensuite les expériences uniques de ces enfants devenus adultes : la déchéance, la misère, la honte ou le repli. Quels liens ont-ils entretenu avec leurs pères ? Comment vivre avec un nom à jamais diabolisé par l’histoire ? Quelle part de responsabilité des crimes est-elle transmise aux descendants ? Comme ces enfants sont toujours hantés par le destin paternel, le passé nazi reste présent à nos mémoires. C’est en ce sens que leur histoire rejoint l’Histoire. Un document passionnant et de troublants portraits de famille.

Children Of Nazis

Author: Tania Crasnianski
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1628728086
Size: 52.71 MB
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In 1940, the German sons and daughters of great Nazi dignitaries Himmler, Göring, Hess, Frank, Bormann, Speer, and Mengele were children of privilege at four, five, or ten years old, surrounded by affectionate, all-powerful parents. Although innocent and unaware of what was happening at the time, they eventually discovered the extent of their father’s occupations: These men—their fathers who were capable of loving their children and receiving love in return—were leaders of the Third Reich, and would later be convicted as monstrous war criminals. For these children, the German defeat was an earth-shattering source of family rupture, the end of opulence, and the jarring discovery of Hitler’s atrocities. How did the offspring of these leaders deal with the aftermath of the war and the skeletons that would haunt them forever? Some chose to disown their past. Others did not. Some condemned their fathers; others worshipped them unconditionally to the end. In this enlightening book, Tania Crasnianski examines the responsibility of eight descendants of Nazi notables, caught somewhere between stigmatization, worship, and amnesia. By tracing the unique experiences of these children, she probes at the relationship between them and their fathers and examines the idea of how responsibility for the fault is continually borne by the descendants.

A Critical History Of French Children S Literature

Author: Penelope E. Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135871930
Size: 66.41 MB
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This two-volume critical history of French children’s literature from 1600 to the present helps bring awareness of the range, quality, and importance of French children’s literature to a wider audience. The works of a number of French writers, notably La Fontaine, Charles Perrault, Jules Verne, and Saint-Exupéry were, and continue to be, widely translated and adapted, and have influenced the development of the genre in other countries.


Author: Nikolaus Wachsmann
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374118256
Size: 80.46 MB
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The award-winning author of Hitler's Prisons presents an unprecedented, integrated account of the Nazi concentration camps from their inception in 1933 through their demise in the spring of 1945.

France In An Era Of Global War 1914 1945

Author: A. Carrol
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137443502
Size: 10.48 MB
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In France in an Era of Global War, scholars re-examine experiences of French politics, occupation, empire and entanglements with the Anglophone world between 1914 and 1945. In doing so, they question the long-standing myths and assumptions which continue to surround this period, and offer new avenues of enquiry.

The Kindly Ones

Author: Jonathan Littell
Publisher: Emblem Editions
ISBN: 1551993643
Size: 57.94 MB
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“Oh my human brothers, let me tell you how it happened.” Dr. Max Aue, the man at the heart of Jonathan Littell’s stunning and controversial novel The Kindly Ones, personifies the evils of the Second World War and the Holocaust. Highly educated and cultured, he was an ambitious SS officer, a Nazi and mass murderer who was in the upper echelons of the Third Reich. He tells us of his experience during the war. He was present at Auschwitz and Babi Yar, witnessed the battle of Stalingrad, and survived the fall of Berlin — receiving a medal from Hitler personally in the last days of Nazi Germany. Long after the war, he is living a comfortable bourgeois life in France, married with two children, managing a lace factory. And now, having evaded justice, he speaks out, giving a precise and accurate record of his life. The tone of his account is detached, lapidary, and for the most part unrepentant, whether he is describing his participation in mass murder on the Eastern Front, his bureaucratic investigations of labour productivity in the death camps, his casual murder of civilians as he tries to break through Russian lines towards the end of the war, or his fervid and convoluted relationship with his twin sister. Over its course, by entwining Aue’s life with those of historical figures such as Eichmann and Speer, Himmler and indeed Hitler, The Kindly Ones comes to depict the entire architecture of Nazism — from its grandest intellectual pretensions to its most minute, most chilling managerial details and executions. The Kindly Ones presents — with unprecedented realism, meticulous research that is both fascinating and compelling, and brilliant literary accomplishment — the greatest horrors imaginable. “War and murder are a question, a question without an answer, for when you cry out in the night, no one answers,” Aue says. In the same way, this powerfully affecting, powerfully challenging book confronts the reader with the most profound questions about history, morality, and art without offering any easy resolution. Written originally in French, and published now in English for the first time, The Kindly Ones has already sold to date well over a million copies in Europe. In France it won two prestigious prizes, including the Goncourt, and has been compared to War and Peace and other great classics of literature. From the Hardcover edition.

A French Genocide

Author: Reynald Secher
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This work provides a detailed narrative of the civil war in the Vendee region of western France, which lasted for much of the 1790s but was most intensely fought at the height of the Reign of Terror, from March 1793 to early 1795. In this shocking book, Reynald Secher argues that the massacres which resulted from the conflict between patriotic revolutionary forces and those of the counterrevolution were not the inevitable result of fierce battle, but rather were premediated, committed in cold blood, massive and systematic, and undertaken with the conscious and proclaimed will to destroy a well-defined region, and to exterminate an entire people. Drawing upon previously unavailable sources, Secher argues that more than 14 per cent of the population and 18 per cent of the housing stock in the Vendee was destroyed in this catastrophic conflict.

Sarah S Key

Author: Tatiana de Rosnay
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312370831
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On the anniversary of the roundup of Jews by the French police in Paris, Julia is asked to write an article on this dark episode and embarks on an investigation that leads her to long-hidden family secrets and to the ordeal of Sarah.