SynopsisThey were far too young for what they witnessed, too young for what they suffered and for what they had to do. No one had prepared them for nights spent in air raid shelters, days in trenches, for the terror of deportation, forced labour, evacuation, starvation and - death. They lied, stole, begged and killed.
‘Children of the War’ reconstructs the trauma of an entire generation, told exclusively from the children’s viewpoint. This four-part documentary gives a first-hand account of the horrors suffered by children in Germany, Poland, France, Great Britain and the Soviet Union during WW II. Their terrifying experiences and unbelievable survival strategies have changed these children forever - formative experiences which 70 years later need to be told and preserved in the memory of mankind.
4x45min or 2x52min | DigiBeta | 16:9