A child is born with no state of mind,blind to the ways of mankind.
During WWII,as in any other war, all the children were victims,without exception.Of course the degree and severity on how they were victims had a significant difference. Some lost their lives,while others lost their innocence. Many of those who lost their innocence had to live with the emotional scars for the rest of their lives, for they had been forced to do things no child should ever have to do.
The only ‘crime they committed was being born at the wrong time,in the wrong place and sometimes to the wrong parents.
They did not start the war, nor did they ask for it but yet it affected them more then anyone else,because they would have to live with the aftermath.
Two children make their way into a bomb shelter in London. The boy is carrying a box with a gas mask inside.
Children sit in front of a bomb shelter and try on new shoes donated by an American charity. London. 1941.
First graders of Japanese Americans at a public school in San Francisco pledge allegiance to the flag before evacuations to internment camps are ordered..
A Polish woman and her grandchildren in a Red Cross camp in Tehran,1941-1942.
Children search for their books amid the ruins of their school.
Coventry. April 10, 1941.
A young boy selling a handful of sweets from a chair in the street, in the Warsaw ghetto 1941.
Children waiting to be fed during the Dutch famine(hunger winter) of 1944–1945.
Children play on the bomb sites and wrecked tanks in Berlin in the aftermath of the fighting there. 1945.
A group of child survivors stand behind a barbed wire fence at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in southern Poland on the day of the camp’s liberation by the Red Army. January 27, 1945.
A young refugee hangs onto his dog’s leash whilst awaiting wartime evacuation. Location unspecified. 1940.