by Eva Fogelman

Children In The Holocaust And World War II

Popular culture has nominated Anne Frank as the archetypal child of the Holocaust. Until recently, other Jewish youngsters who survived the war in hiding have not had their suffering validated. German reparation authorities continually deny payments to child survivors on the “logic” that they do not remember. How can these children be suffering, the argument goes, if they did not see, hear, feel, smell, or touch death every moment during the German Occupation.

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