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The Resource In the children's best interests : unaccompanied children in American-occupied Germany, 1945-1952, Lynne Taylor

In the children's best interests : unaccompanied children in American-occupied Germany, 1945-1952, Lynne Taylor

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In the children's best interests : unaccompanied children in American-occupied Germany, 1945-1952
Title
In the children's best interests
Title remainder
unaccompanied children in American-occupied Germany, 1945-1952
Statement of responsibility
Lynne Taylor
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Language
eng
Summary
"Among the hundreds of thousands of displaced persons in Germany at the end of World War II, approximately 40,000 were unaccompanied children. These children, of every age and nationality, were without parents or legal guardians and many were without clear identities. This situation posed serious practical, legal, ethical, and political problems for the agencies responsible for their care. In the Children's Best Interests, by Lynne Taylor, is the first work to delve deeply into the records of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) and the International Refugee Organization (IRO) and reveal the heated battles that erupted amongst the various entities (military, governments, and NGOs) responsible for their care and disposition. The bitter debates focused on such issues as whether a child could be adopted, what to do with illegitimate and abandoned children, and who could assume the role of guardian. The inconclusive nationality of these children meant they became pawns in the battle between East and West during the Cold War. Taylor's exploration and insight into the debates around national identity and the privilege of citizenship challenges our understanding of nationality in the postwar period."--
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1958-
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Taylor, Lynne
Dewey number
943.087/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.C4
LC item number
T39 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
German and European studies
Series volume
27
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  • International Refugee Organization
  • United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Abandoned children
  • Adoption
  • Child care
  • Germany
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In the children's best interests : unaccompanied children in American-occupied Germany, 1945-1952, Lynne Taylor
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-447) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- UNRRA Gets Started -- Unaccompanied Children -- Child Search Launched -- Legal Complications -- The Infiltrees -- Obstacle: The Landesjugendamt -- Obstacle: The ACA Directive -- Child Search under the IRO -- The Residual -- Nationality -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn982408999
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
467 pages
Isbn
9781487521943
Lccn
2017470140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)982408999
Label
In the children's best interests : unaccompanied children in American-occupied Germany, 1945-1952, Lynne Taylor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-447) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- UNRRA Gets Started -- Unaccompanied Children -- Child Search Launched -- Legal Complications -- The Infiltrees -- Obstacle: The Landesjugendamt -- Obstacle: The ACA Directive -- Child Search under the IRO -- The Residual -- Nationality -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn982408999
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
467 pages
Isbn
9781487521943
Lccn
2017470140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)982408999

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