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Totalitarian Regime Through the Child's Eyes (on the Material of Diaries and Letters of 1932-1945)
Despite the great interest in the study of diaries of the Second World War and pre-war time, ego-documents written by adults were mainly investigated. However, this research paper is aimed at analyzing the perception of totalitarianism in both peacetime and wartime in children's diaries. Attention will be paid to four texts created between 1932 and 1945 by teenage girls from the USSR (Nina Lugovskaya and Lena Mukhina) and Germans of Jewish origin (Marion Charles and Anne Frank). Special attention will be paid both to the literary analysis of each diary separately, and to finding common features between them, which is our main goal. The relevance of this work is based not only on the lack of studies about these diaries, but also on the general novelty of our research view.