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By Zohar Shavit

A prior with out Shadow examines 50 years of German kid's books within which the darkest horrors of the 3rd Reich have frequently remained hidden. The horrors of the 3rd Reich are systematically screened and filtered, permitting the darker, bleaker elements of heritage to flee illumination. the following Zohar Shavit explores 345 German books for kids describing the 3rd Reich and the Holocaust, and unearths a stunning distortion of the prior: a recurrent narrative which implies that the Germans themselves had no hand within the soreness inflicted at the Jews. those books, Shavit argues, have created the fake old lesson that the genuine sufferers of Hitler's crimes have been the German humans themselves.

First released to nice acclaim in Hebrew and now to be had in English, this e-book is a take-heed call for an individual eager about German kid's literature and its accountability to earlier and future.

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