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FRAGMENTS | Children as Soldiars


Many children from different armies took part in the fighting, either together with the Axis forces or with the Allied forces. In the United States Army the youngest soldier was 12 years old, which was not unusual for the German, Soviet or Japanese armies.

The Jewish underground also used children in order to survive and many children participated in the uprising against the Germans in Paris in 1944.

There were several cases in which children were accused of war crimes during the war, but their young age resulted in significant reductions in their trial.

Since World War II, children have not been charged with war crimes in any court or military tribunal.