The Shift From Material to Psychological Humanitarian Efforts in Post-war Europe.

Tara Zahra’s book, The Lost Children: Reconstructing Europe’s Families after World War IIĀ is a heartbreaking account of displaced and impoverished children lacking national identities. In the introduction and first chapter, parallels are drawn between both the physical reconstruction of post-war Europe and the reconstruction of childhood identity. These children were at the center of political conflicts and were the social problem that dominated Europe from the onset of World War I. The state of Europe’s children represented the civilization itself in chaos.… Read the rest here