Lebensborn la fabrique des enfants parfaits
Erwin, Gisèle, Walter, Christiane ont aujourd'hui près de 70 ans. Ces Français, marqués à jamais parle sceau de leur étrange origine, sont nés dans une maternité SS. Leur secret renvoie à l'un des projets nazis les plus terrifiants entrepris entre 1935 et 1945: créer une "race supérieure", future élite du Ille Reich. Ce livre raconte la création de nurseries spéciales, les Lebensborn, par la SS. Les deux parents étaient sélectionnés selon leur "pureté raciale aryenne" : grands, blonds, les yeux bleus. Les nourrissons y étaient abandonnés, puis adoptés par des familles modèles. Leur véritable identité était alors falsifiée. Ces enfants devenus adultes dévoilent pour la première fois leur histoire, depuis leur naissance dans un établissement du Lebensborn jusqu'à la maison-mère de l'organisation, ainsi que leur quête vertigineuse pour retrouver, des décennies plus tard, la trace de leurs parents. Une enquête inédite qui met au jour une part sombre de l'histoire de France.
Les Mots des m res
Longtemps, les hommes ont défini la maternité à leur manière : succédant aux prêtres, les philosophes, les médecins, les politiques ont prescrit des règles de conduite aux " filles d'Ève ". Les femmes n'avaient pas leur mot à dire, à l'exception des mieux nanties ou des plus combatives. Progressivement, l'instruction des filles s'est généralisée, les femmes ont osé revendiquer leurs droits. Puis, grâce aux progrès scientifiques, elles ont pu limiter leur fécondité, devenir mères selon leur volonté et non plus selon leur " nature ". Et en gagnant leur vie, en accédant à l'espace public, elles ont pris la parole de plus en plus librement. Que disent les femmes, qu'écrivent-elles sur la maternité, sur la relation entre mère et enfant ? En leur donnant ici la parole, en mettant en valeur leurs dits et leurs écrits, présentés dans leur contexte historique et social, cet ouvrage, qui inclut une anthologie littéraire – du XVIIe siècle à nos jours –, offre une histoire passionnante et originale. D'une grande diversité (lettres, billets d'abandon, conseils de nourrices, traités d'éducation, poèmes, journaux, romans, autofictions, écrits pour la jeunesse, bandes dessinées, blogs...), les textes proposés émanent d'écrivaines célèbres ou d'anonymes. En abordant des thèmes aussi divers que le déni de grossesse, les nouvelles configurations familiales, la transmission maternelle ou la conciliation maternité-travail, ils illustrent des évolutions de la société contemporaine et les nouvelles façons d'être mère.
Nazi Germany 1936. The Lebensborn program is going strong as German women are carefully selected by the Nazis and recruited to give birth to new representatives of the Aryan race. Inside one of these women is Max, a fetus waiting to be born and fulfill his destiny as the perfect Aryan. Max is taken away from his birth mother as soon as he enters the world. He will be raised under the leadership and ideologies of the Nazi Party. As he grows up without a mom, without any affection or tenderness, according to Nazi educational precepts, he soon becomes the mascot of the program. But things don't go according to plan. Originally published in French, Sarah Cohen-Scali's touching, illuminating, and heartbreaking book has been translated for an English-speaking audience. A Neal Porter Book
Hitler s Forgotten Children
A powerful first-person account from a child of the Lebensborn: the Nazis' program to create an Aryan master race In 1942 Erika, a baby girl from Sauerbrunn in Yugoslavia, was taken for a "medical" examination by the Nazi occupiers. Declared an "Aryan," she was removed from her mother and held in a children's home; her true identity erased, she became Ingrid von Oelhafen. The Lebensborn program was the brainchild of Himmler: an extraordinary plan to create an Aryan master race. Later, as Ingrid began to uncover her true identity, the full scale of the scheme became clear--including the kidnapping of half a million babies like her, and the deliberate murder of children born into the program who were deemed "substandard." Her research took her to little-known records of the Nuremberg Trials, and, ultimately, to Yugoslavia, where an extraordinary discovery revealed the full truth behind her story: the Nazis had substituted "Ingrid" with another child, who had been raised as "Erika" by her family. Written with insight and compassion, this is a powerful meditation on the personal legacy of Hitler's vision, of Germany's brutal past, and of a divided Europe that for many years struggled to come to terms with its own history.
The Museum of Dr Moses
In 'The Man Who Fought Roland LaStarza' a woman's world is upended when she learns the brutal truth about a family friend's death - and what her father is capable of. Meanwhile, a businessman desperate to find his missing two year old grandson in 'Suicide Watch' must determine whether the horrifying tale his junky son tells him about his whereabouts is a confession or a sick tease. In the title story, 'The Museum of Dr Moses' an estranged daughter returns to find her mother remarried to the sinister Dr Moses, the local pathologist now retired…or has he? In these and other stories Oates explores with chilling insight the ties that bind - or worse. Another bloodcurdling masterpiece from one of the greatest short story writers of our time.
Judaism in Music
Support Public Domain: like and share http: //facebook.com/BookLiberationFront Das Judenthum in der Musik (German: "Jewishness in Music," but normally translated Judaism in Music; spelled after its first publications as Judentum) is an essay by Richard Wagner which attacks Jews in general and the composers Giacomo Meyerbeer and Felix Mendelssohn in particular. It was published under a pseudonym in the Neue Zeitschrift fur Musik (NZM) of Leipzig in September 1850 and was reissued in a greatly expanded version under Wagners name in 1869. It is regarded by many as an important landmark in the history of German antisemitism. The first version of the article appeared in the NZM under the pseudonym of K. Freigedank ("K. Freethought"). In an April 1851 letter to Franz Liszt, Wagner gave the excuse that he used a pseudonym "to prevent the question being dragged down by the Jews to a purely personal level." At the time Wagner was living in exile in Zurich, on the run after his role in the 1849 revolution in Dresden. His article followed a series of essays in the NZM by his disciple Theodor Uhlig, attacking the music of Meyerbeer's opera Le prophete. Wagner was particularly enraged by the success of Le prophete in Paris, all the more so because he had earlier been a slavish admirer of Meyerbeer, who had given him financial support and used his influence to get Wagners early opera Rienzi, his first real success, staged in Dresden in 1841. Wagner was also emboldened by the death of Mendelssohn in 1847, the popularity of whose conservative style he felt was cramping the potential of German music. Although Wagner had shown virtually no sign of anti-Jewish prejudice previously (despite the claims by Rose in his book Wagner, Race and Revolution, and others), he was determined to build on Uhligs articles and prepare a broadside that would attack his artistic enemies, embedded in what he took to be a populist Judaeophobic context.
Years of Red Dust
Published originally in the pages of Le Monde, this collection of linked short stories by Qiu Xiaolong has already been a major bestseller in France (Cite de la Poussiere Rouge) and Germany (Das Tor zur Roten Gasse), where it and the author was the subject of a major television documentary. The stories in Years of Red Dust trace the changes in modern China over fifty years—from the early days of the Communist revolution in 1949 to the modernization movement of the late nineties—all from the perspective of one small street in Shanghai, Red Dust Lane. From the early optimism at the end of the Chinese Civil War, through the brutality and upheaval of the Cultural Revolution, to the death of Mao, the pro-democracy movement and the riots in Tiananmen Square—history, on both an epic and personal scale, unfolds through the bulletins posted and the lives lived in this one lane, this one corner of Shanghai.
During World War II, many Polish children were stolen from their families by the Nazis as part of "Lebensborn" - the programme to create racially pure Aryans. This book investigates the history and ideology of racial hygiene and interviews some of the children whose lives were ruined by the war.
This book explores the similar attitudes and methods behind modern society's treatment of animals and the way humans have often treated each other, most notably during the Holocaust. The book's epigraph and title are from "The Letter Writer," a story by the Yiddish writer and Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer: "In relation to them, all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka." The first part of the book (Chapter 1-2) describes the emergence of human beings as the master species and their domination over the rest of the inhabitants of the earth. The second part (Chapters 3-5) examines the industrialization of slaughter (of both animals and humans) that took place in modern times. The last part of the book (Chapters 6-8) profiles Jewish and German animal advocates on both sides of the Holocaust, including Isaac Bashevis Singer himself. The Foreword is by Lucy Rosen Kaplan, former attorney for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and daughter of Holocaust survivors. Her foreword, the Preface and Afterword, excerpts from the book, chapter synopses, and an international list of supporters can be found on the book's website at: www.powerfulbook.com
In this riveting, powerful narrative, Lynn Nicholas shows how children under the Nazis became mere objects available for use in the service of the totalitarian state. Nicholas recounts the euthanasia and eugenic selection, racist indoctrination, kidnapping and “Germanization,” mass executions, and slave labor to which the Nazis subjected Europe’s children. She also captures the uprooted children’s search for their families in the aftermath of the war. A disturbing and absolutely necessary work, Cruel World opens a new chapter in World War II studies. From the Trade Paperback edition.