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ERIC Number: ED542753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1945
Pages: 75
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Education under Enemy Occupation in Belgium, China, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland. Bulletin, 1945, No. 3
US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
As yet citizens in the United States have had very little specific and authoritative information from the enemy-occupied countries of Europe and the Far East about what has happened and is happening to the intellectual life of their people. Recognizing these limitations in the information and desirous that the citizens of the United States, particularly the youth in schools and colleges, should be made as fully aware as possible of the situation, the members of the American Education Delegation meeting in London in the spring of 1944, arranged to secure authentic information on the important matters indicated. The delegation referred to was appointed by the Secretary of State of the United States for the purpose of participating with ministers of education, or their representatives, of 17 nations in a conference to be held in London, where, as is well known, most of the occupied countries have set up governments in exile. This bulletin is devoted to accounts of what the war and enemy occupation following it have meant to education in 6 of the 11 countries to which requests were addressed. They are presented as nearly as possible in the form in which they were prepared by the respective ministers of education or their representatives. They are, therefore, authentic and official and represent conditions as they were when written, during the early summer of 1944. The U.S. Office of Education presents them to the schools, school officials, and school children and youth of the United States, knowing well their sympathetic interest in their less fortunate fellows who have suffered and are suffering not alone the tragic casualties of war but the still less tolerable, brutal and unnecessary destruction which followed in its wake. In secondary schools and colleges these papers will be read as presented for the story they tell, for the style and tone of the authors, for renewed appreciation of the valiant manner in which youth of character meets disaster; but the facts disclosed will lead to further study of the countries involved, of their people, their history, and development socially, economically, and educationally. (Contains 6 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, US Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Belgium; China; Czechoslovakia; France; Greece; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; United Kingdom (London); United States