Documentary series that tells the stories of the extraordinary last survivors of the generation who fought or lived through World War II.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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A generation is “all of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively.” It can also be described as, “the average period, generally considered to be about thirty years, during which children are born and grow up, become adults, and begin to have children of their own.” In kinship terminology, it is a structural term designating the parent-child relationship. It is also known as biogenesis, reproduction, or procreation in the biological sciences. “Generation” is also often used synonymously with cohort in social science; under this formulation it means “people within a delineated population who experience the same significant events within a given period of time”. Generations in this sense of birth cohort, also known as “social generations”, are widely used in popular culture, and have been the basis for sociological analysis. Serious analysis of generations began in the nineteenth century, emerging from an increasing awareness of the possibility of permanent social change and the idea of youthful rebellion against the established social order. Some analysts believe that a generation is one of the fundamental social categories in a society, while others view its importance as being overshadowed by other factors including class, gender, race, education, among others.
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In Armenia, people born after the country's independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 are known as the “Independence generation.” In the People's Republic of China, the “Post-80s” (Chinese: 八零后世代 or 八零后) (born-after-1980 generation) are those who were born in the 1980s in urban areas of Mainland China. Growing up in modern China, the Post-80s has been characterised by its optimism for the future, newfound excitement for consumerism and entrepreneurship and acceptance of its historic role in transforming modern China into an economic power. There is also the similarly named Post-90s (Chinese: 九零后), referring to modern teenagers and college students. A broader generational classification would be the “one-child generation” born between the introduction of the one-child policy in 1980 and its softening into a “two-child policy” in 2013. The lack of siblings has had profound psychological effects on this generation, such as egoism due to always being at the centre of parents' attention as well as the stress of having to be the sole provider once the parents retire. People born post-1980s in Hong Kong are for the most part different from the same generation in mainland China. The term “Post-80s” (八十後) came into use in Hong Kong between 2009 and 2010, particularly during the opposition to the Guangzhou-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, during which a group of young activists came to the forefront of Hong Kong's political scene. They are said to be “post-materialist” in outlook, and they are particularly vocal in issues such as urban development, culture and heritage, and political reform. Their campaigns include the fight for the preservation of Lee Tung Street, the Star Ferry Pier and the Queen's Pier, Choi Yuen Tsuen Village, real political reform (on 23 June), and a citizen-oriented Kowloon West Art district. Their discourse mainly develops around themes such as anti-colonialism, sustainable development, and democracy. In Germany, generations widely follow the Western world pattern but have many aspects of different Vergangenheitsbewältigung. In German history the start and abolishment of Gleichschaltung in mass movements (Nazi Hitlerjugend and later communist Free German Youth) also shaped generations. The baby boomer generation was heavily challenging their parents and relatives with their past in Nazi Germany and in World War II as well as their (individual) responsibility for the Holocaust but also the survival of the Third Reich in (West) German administration, science, legislation and culture due to claimed unsuccessful denazification. It formed German student movement which translated West Germany in some aspects. Later, Generation Golf (named after the VW Golf) is very similar to Generation X describing the generation that was raised in late West Germany with the specific background of the german separation, then deadlocked German question and cold-war threats. The east-german generation which was born in the mid-eighties and later was little influenced and indoctrinated by East German Communist education system and not captured by Free German Youth. Children in the New states of Germany who were not older than seven years during german reunification are often in a stronger cultural contrast to their parents and relatives while those who were slightly older saw a massive change in their school system, syllabi and breakdown of the youth welfare but also unexpected opportunities and chances in modern Germany. In Poland, two important groups with a shared generational identity are recognized: the Generation of Columbuses, who were born during the brief period of Polish independence in the interbellum and survived World War II, and the “generation of free Poland”, born after the dissolution of communism in 1989. In Romania, all people who were born in 1989 are called the Revolution Generation because communism fell that year and Romania experienced a violent revolution that ended the communist regime of Nicolae Ceaușescu and brought democracy to Romania. There was also a demographic called “Decrețeii”, representing those that were born during the effect of the communism regime applied Decree 770, which lasted between 1967 and 1989. In South Africa, people born after the first democratic election held after apartheid are often referred to in media as the “born-free generation”. In South Korea, generational cohorts are often defined around the democratization of the country, with various schemes suggested including names such as the “democratization generation”, 386 generation (named after Intel 386 computer in the 1990s to describe people in their late 30s and early 40s who were born in the 1960s, and attended university/college in the 1980s, also called the “June 3, 1987 generation”), that witnessed the June uprising, the “April 19 generation” (that struggled against the Syngman Rhee regime in 1960), the “June 3 generation” (that struggled against the normalization treaty with Japan in 1964), the “1969 generation” (that struggled against the constitutional revision allowing three presidential terms), and the shin-se-dae (“new”) generation. The term Shin-se-dae generation refers to the generation following Millennials in the Korean language. The Shin-se-dae generation are mostly free from ideological or political bias. In India, generations tend to follow a pattern similar to the broad Western model, although there are still major differences, especially in the older generations. One interpretation sees India's independence in 1947 as India's major generational shift. People born in the 1930s and 1940s tended to be loyal to the new state and tended to adhere to “traditional” divisions of society. Indian “boomers”, those born after independence and into the early 1960s, tended to link success to leaving India and were more suspicious of traditional social institutions. Events like the Indian Emergency between 1975 and 1977 made them more sceptical of government. Gen Xers experienced India's economic ascendance and are more comfortable with diverse perspectives. Generation Y continues this pattern. In Iran, the generation born after 1981 up to 1991 are called the “sixties' decade generation,” named after the solar calendar 1360 up to 1370, and are known as calm and well-behaved children. Some argue that because of the war between Iran and Iraq at that time, this generation suffers stress and depression. The next generation from 1991 to 2001 or post war are called the “seventies' decade generation,” also named after the solar calendar, from 1370 to 1380, who are known to be more aggressive, careless, and perky. In the Philippines, people also identify with Western terms such as “Generation X” and “Millennials”, with Filipinos born before or during the Second World War (as well as those living as adults in that period) constituting an unofficial generation. “Martial Law Babies” are generally defined as people born in the time period between the imposition of Martial Law by President Ferdinand Marcos on 21 September 1972 and its formal lifting in January 1981. The term is sometimes extended to anyone born within Marcos' entire 21-year rule, while those born after the 1986 People Power Revolution that toppled the regime are sometimes termed “EDSA Babies”. In Taiwan, the term Strawberry generation refers to Taiwanese people born after 1981 who “bruise easily” like strawberries – meaning they can not withstand social pressure or work hard like their parents' generation; the term refers to people who are insubordinate, spoiled, selfish, arrogant, and sluggish in work. 9X Generation is a Vietnamese term for people born during the 1990s.
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