Reference : Child Forced Labour. An Analysis of Ego Documents Thoughout Time
Scientific journals : Article
Arts & humanities : History
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/42799
Child Forced Labour. An Analysis of Ego Documents Thoughout Time
English
Venken, Machteld mailto [Universität Wien > Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte]
2015
European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire
Routledge
22
2
368-388
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
1350-7486
1469-8293
London
United Kingdom
[en] children ; forced labour ; Second World War ; Poland ; testimonies ; censorship
[en] This article centralises a unique collection of ego documents created underCommunism in which Polish former child forced labourers articulate their warexperiences. A comparative analysis of them with recent testimonies reveals that theseego documents offer a more nuanced depiction of Germans and display richerinformation on the specific working conditions and daily routine for children than thecontemporary ones. A comparative reading of the archival testimonies with theirpublished equivalents shows how the streamlining of a publicly acceptable version ofthe past under Communism went both ways, that is, at times foregrounding thepropaganda content of autobiographical wordings, but also at other momentsdownplaying this element. The collection increases our understanding of child forcedlabour experiences during the Second World War, specifically the ways in whichchildren perceived that experience, and offers insights into the negotiated appropriationof Communist ideology at the individual level.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public ; Others
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/42799
10.1080/13507486.2015.1008412
http://www.machteldvenken.com/media/5/2015_ChildForderLabour_AnalysisEgoDocuments.pdf
The original publication is available at www.tandfonline.com

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