Saturday, November 04, 2006

Offspring of the Third Reich

An association called Lebensspuren, or Traces of Life, met today in Wernigerode, Germany, and for the first time opened its doors to the public. Two-thirds of the group's sixty members are aging Lebensborn children.

They are the product of the Lebensborn programme of the S.S., the 'Fountain of Life' scheme that turned racially and idealogically pure S.S. men into studs and blonde, blue-eyed single girls into child-rearing machines for the Fuehrer.

Thousands of such children were born in Lebensborn camps across Europe. They were immediately separated from their mothers to be brought up in homes where the only religion was Nazism and qualities like mercy and kindness were frowned upon. [Link, via Genealogy Blog]

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