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The organization ran several homes where pregnant women could give birth. Facilities also served as permanent homes for eligible women until the end of the war. Additionally, the organization paid child support on behalf of the father, and covered other expenses, including medical bills, dental treatment and transportation.
Of the estimated 10,—12, children born to Norwegian mothers and German fathers during the war, 8, were registered by Abteilung Lebensborn. In 4, of these cases, the father is known. The women were encouraged to give the children up for adoption, and many were transferred to Germany, where they were adopted or raised in orphanages. As a result of later recognition of their post-war mistreatment, the more diplomatic term krigsbarn war-children came into use and is now the generally accepted form.
The children and their mothers were often isolated socially, and many children were bullied by other children, and sometimes by adults, due to their origin. The same year the Ministry of Social Affairs briefly explored the possibility of reuniting the children and their mothers with surviving fathers in post-war Germany, but decided against this. Some children were left to state custody, during a time when such care was marked by strict rules, insufficient education, and abuse.
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Approximately 20 children ended up in a mental institution indue to lack of space in other institutions and unsuccessful adoption attempts. Some remained there past their eighteenth birthdays. Another option was to send them to Sweden. Australia was also considered after the Swedish government declined to accept these people; the Norwegian government later shelved such proposals.
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Child support from fathers living in East Germany was kept in locked accounts until diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in Supporters claim the discrimination against them equated to an attempt at genocide. In Decemberwar children filed a claim in the Norwegian courts for the failure of the state to protect them as Norwegian citizens. The case was to test the boundaries of the law; seven persons signed the claim.
The courts have ruled such suits as void due to the statute of limitations. In July the government expanded this compensation program to include war children who had experienced lesser difficulties. The Norwegian government contested the claim that the children were abused with the consent of the government. In Norway, trials involved volunteer patients under a protocol after traditional medical treatments had proved unsuccessful.
The government of Norway has acknowledged its neglect of them. As adults, the former Lebensborn Children are suing for reparations and damages from the Norwegian government for failing to protect them and discriminating against them.
Norway[ edit ] German forces invaded Norway in and occupied the country until At the end of the war, the German forces stood atIt is estimated that between 10, and 12, children were born to Norwegian mothers with German partners during the occupation. Their Lebensborn organization encouraged it.
After the war these women especially, but also their children, were mistreated in Norway. Denmark[ edit ] German forces occupied Denmark between and German soldiers were encouraged to fraternize with Danish women, who were also considered pure Aryan.
The government has estimated between 6, and 8, children were born to Danish mothers with German partners during or just after the occupation. The women were nicknamed "German Girls," used in a pejorative sense.
The Danish government has documented 5, such children. They exempted these descendants from the country's normal secrecy period of 80 years for such records. France[ edit ] German soldiers were forbidden from having relationships with French women by the Nazi regime at the beginning of the Occupation. Due to difficulties of enforcement, the military later tolerated fraternization. This was an intermediate situation between the encouragement of similar relationships in Denmark and Norway, and strict prohibition in Eastern Europe.
The different regulations were based on Nazi racial ideology as to which populations they considered racially pure enough as to be desirable for children born to their men. Having their heads shaved in public to mark them was a common punishment.
During the wartime and the post-war period, Finnish women gave birth tochildren in Finland in the period — A small portion, about 1, of the children, were fathered by foreign troops.
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Depending much on the foreign father's background, most of these children were left fatherless, and some of the mothers, along with their children, faced discrimination in the Finnish society. An estimated children were born to German soldiers in Finland, and were mostly unplanned. A booklet published by the OKW inDer deutsche Soldat und die Frau aus fremdem Volkstum, allowed German soldiers to marry those Finnish women who could be considered to represent the " Aryan race ," hinting that there was some uncertainty among Nazi authorities about ethnic Finns ' " genetic suitability.
I had kept the driver on standby each day and night for the entire fortnight and levels of frustration were beginning to rise. As long as he was on standby, alcohol was off limits.
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As bad luck would have it, the day that I became a father was also the revered Soviet Army day. For the armed forces, the day borders on the religious. Unwisely, I had given Piotr the day off and he joined his former soldier comrades to reminisce and to help sustain the Russian alcohol industry.
After two weeks of abstemious standby, the timing could not have been worse. My wife called me in a strange voice at about 9pm and urged me to make my way to the clinic as soon as possible. The one evening that I really needed my car and driver, I did not have it. I called Piotr and without a word of complaint he came over immediately looking quite nonplussed and smelling strongly of drink. Unable to drive, Piotr was quite excited and informed me that we would make our own way to the clinic.
Trudging through the heavy snow we walked to the main road and quickly flagged down a passing car. I must have shown some signs of anxiety as Piotr kept telling me that mother and baby would be fine.
We arrived at the clinic more than an hour and a half later and a nurse led me to a waiting area outside the private room where my wife lay uncomfortably on a bed behind a window. Her discomfort was evident as her physician tried to induce labour, with little success.