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Marks and Burns: Youth and the Consequences of War

Juliane Fürst

in Stalin's Last Generation

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199575060
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595141 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575060.003.0002
Marks and Burns: Youth and the Consequences of War

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This chapter sets the scene in which Stalin's last generation grew up. It looks at the devastating and long-lasting impact of war, both on the children who lived through it and on the environment and social structures which socialized them. The post-war ‘brokenness’ of both system and people was an important precondition for many of the new social phenomena described in later chapters.

Keywords: Stalin; children; war; brokenness; post-war years; poverty

Chapter.  13514 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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