Added: July 4, 2015 – Last updated: July 4, 2015
Title: Methodological specifics of participative research on Children Born of War in the European historical context
Subtitle: An investigation and comparison of German, Austrian and Norwegian Children of World War II
Conference: Interdisciplinary perspectives on Children Born of War – from World War II to current conflict settings (June 4-5, 2015). Pre-Conference Workshop: Connecting Young Scientists with Senior Researchers
Place: Conference Center of Schloss Herrenhause, Hannover, Germany
Date: June 4, 2015
»Background: Children born as a consequence of sexual relationships of a foreign soldier and a local woman in (post) World War II Europe can be defined as a hidden population: Not much is known about them, their population size can only be estimated and they are difficult to reach for researchers. Their specific experiences cannot be depicted by means of standardized instruments. For German and Austrian occupation children there is some historical research on experiences while growing up. For Norwegian and Danish ‘Wehrmachtchildren‘ there are historical as well as social studies reporting about longterm consequences on mental and physical well-being as a result of specific experiences of this population. Nevertheless, psychosocial studies on longterm consequences of growing up as occupation child/‘Wehrmacht-child‘ have been missing so far.