Hitler's forgotten Children: My life in lebensborn

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Hitler's forgotten Children: My life in lebensborn

Mensaje por escipiona » 22 Dic 2018 16:49

In 1942 Erika, a baby girl from Rogaška Slatina, the Slovenian town that was renamed Sauerbrunn (another town with the same name exists in Austria, which made it harder for the author to find her roots after the war) by Nazi occupiers of the northern part of Slovenia, the only present-day European nation that was trisected and completely annexed into both Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy during WWII, was one of many children that were stolen from their parents by the Nazi occupiers, declared an ‘Aryan’, her true identity erased, and sent to German couples who could not have their own children under the pretense that children were saved from dysfunctional families, struck by prostitution and whatnot, so she was renamed Ingrid, and given new surname "von Oelhafen".

After the war, Erika/Ingrid began to uncover her true identity, the full scale of the Lebensborn scheme and the Nazi obsession with bloodlines became clear -- including the kidnapping of up to half a million babies like her and the deliberate murder of children born into the program who were deemed ‘substandard.’

The Lebensborn program was the brainchild of Himmler: an extraordinary plan to create an Aryan master race, leaving behind thousands of displaced victims in the wake of the Nazi regime.

Written with insight and compassion, this is a powerful meditation on the personal legacy of Hitler’s vision, of Germany’s brutal past and of a divided Europe that for many years struggled to come to terms with its own history.
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Re: Hitler's forgotten Children: My life in lebensborn

Mensaje por escipiona » 22 Dic 2018 16:57

It's a shocking book about the life of Ingrid. She grew up with a family that it wasn't her real family. His father and her mother didn´t live with her nor with her "brother". She was born in 1941. She had to run away with her father and mother and after that she was sent to several schools with having a lot of contact with her family, one day, sher realized that the person that she considered her brother, he wasn´t her real brother. People said that he was a foster child. Afther taht, she realized that her mother had a new relationship and had a new brother. And finally she realized that she was a "foster child". However, nobody in her family: explained the truth. She had to wait that a organization explained that she was taken when she was born for nazis and she lived her first days in lebenborn.
This book explains what it is Lebensborn and how nazis used that organization to create a strong aria race.

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