Parents and children in Second World War Germany: an inter-generational perspective on wartime separation.

@article{Vaizey2011ParentsAC,
  title={Parents and children in Second World War Germany: an inter-generational perspective on wartime separation.},
  author={Hester Vaizey},
  journal={Journal of contemporary history},
  year={2011},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          364-82
        }
}
This article discusses how the relationship between parents and their children were affected by the second world war in Germany. With fathers away from home for often as long as a decade, many children grew up without a father being physically present. The current historiography suggests that wartime separation caused a crisis in the family. But did the prolonged periods of time apart and the separate experiences of husbands at the Front and wives and children at home really destabilize family… CONTINUE READING

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