Abstract

Abstract:

Children's literature offers a rich site for investigating the confrontation between childhood and the turbulent forces of political and cultural change. German children's literature about refugees illustrates this dynamic through the responses of different generations to the enduring challenge of children dislocated by state violence. This article discusses Postkarten für einen kleinen Jungen (2013) by Henry Foner, Bestimmt wird alles gut (2016) by Kirsten Boie, Ich war ein Glückskind (2013) by Marion Charles, and Sami und der Wunsch nach Freiheit (2017) by Rafik Schami to reveal an underlying kinship between the portrayal of child refugees during the Kindertransport of 1938-39 and the European refugee crisis of 2015-19.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1553-1201
Print ISSN
0885-0429
Pages
pp. 124-144
Launched on MUSE
2020-05-20
Open Access
No
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