“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.
Below are pictures of some the Children of WWII, some of these images may be distressing but I feel it is important to show them.
These children are eating carrots on sticks, instead of ice
Children from east London hold up pieces of anti-aircraft shell fragments they have collected
A young child leaning next to her dead Mother in a camp for civilians somewhere in the Soviet Union.
Adolescent German prisoners of war – almost children – in an American prison camp shortly after the end of World War II.
Children being evacuated by train out of Berlin, Germany.
Two young brothers, seated for a family photograph in the Kovno ghetto. One month later, they were deported to the Majdanek camp.
A photograph of orphaned children within the Lodz ghetto
Lodz, Poland, 1941, Nachman Zonabend distributing sweets to children at Hanukkah
Family members say goodbye to a child through a fence at the ghetto’s central prison where children, the sick, and the elderly were held before deportation .
Children practising first aid, with dolls. They are playing in a bomb-damaged house during the Blitz
The child soldiers
Nursery school children at play wearing their gas masks.