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Author Munson, Helene, author.

Title Hitler's boy soldiers : how my father's generation was trained to kill and sent to die for Germany / Helene Munson.

Publication Info. New York : The Experiment, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  940.53 MUN    Check Shelf
Description 308 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Note Revision of: Boy soldiers : a personal story of Nazi elite schooling and its legacy of trauma. Cheltenham : The History Press, 2021.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Závada revisited -- The wrong time to die -- Traveling to another country -- The vanished boarding school -- Not a Napola -- Castle Birdsong -- Schooled by barbarians -- The flag is more than death -- Franz and the FLAK -- Glasses and mineral water -- Barrack blues -- Dresden and departures -- Arriving in Sudetenland -- The Battle for Zawada -- Saved by a grenade -- Germanskis on the run -- A long way home -- Epilogue 1: The back-to-front file -- Epilogue 2: The glass cabinet -- Appendix I: List of locations -- Appendix II: List of abbreviations and glossary.
Summary "The true, untold story of how Germany's children fought in WWII, through the lens of the author's father and his rediscovered journal"-- Provided by publisher.
During World War II the Nazis trained some three hundred thousand German children to fight-- and die-- for Hitler. Munson's father was one of those boy soldiers from the age of nine years. By seventeen he had shot down Allied pilots with antiaircraft artillery; the in the final states of the war he was sent on a suicide mission to the Sudetenland. As Munson retraced his footsteps, she uncovered the lost history of an entire generation brainwashed by the Third Reich, and comes to see her late father as one child forced onto the wrong side of history-- and left to grapple with inherited trauma and the burden of guilt. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Dunker, Hans-Joachim, 1927-2005 -- Childhood and youth.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- Germany -- Biography.
Reichsschule Feldafing (Feldafing, Germany) -- Alumni and alumnae -- Biography.
National socialism and education.
Child soldiers -- Germany -- Diaries.
Waffen-SS. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzer-Grenadier-Division "Horst Wessel", 18 -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Czech Republic -- Závada (Opava District)
Závada (Opava District : Czech Republic) -- History, Military.
Munson, Helene -- Family.
Diplomats -- Germany -- Biography.
Child soldiers. (OCoLC)fst00854677
Children. (OCoLC)fst00854835
Diplomats. (OCoLC)fst00894415
National socialism and education. (OCoLC)fst01033789
Universities and colleges -- Alumni and alumnae. (OCoLC)fst01161636
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Diaries. (OCoLC)fst01423794
Military history. (OCoLC)fst01411630
Other Form: Online version: Munson, Helene. Hitler's boy soldiers New York : The Experiment, [2021] 9781615198603 (DLC) 2022005295
ISBN 9781615198597 (hardcover)
1615198598 (hardcover)
9781615198603 (ebook)
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