Norway’s Dark History with Children

Delight gives us a much needed history lesson here. I liked this post back in January of this year, but I didn’t realize the significance of it until recently.

Delight in Truth

Dear friends, Delight in Truth would like to inform you about Norway’s crimes against the Lebensborn Children.  It will provide a chilling historical context to understand what is happening to Child Protective Services (CPS) in that country today.

Between 1940 and 1945, hundreds of thousands of German soldiers were part of the Nazi occupying force in Norway. The Lebensborn program encouraged Nazi soldiers to pursue relationships and have children with Norwegian women because Nazi ideology considered them a pure Aryan race.

This social experiment in eugenics produced approximately 12,000 children who were later labeled the Lebensborn Children.  Such war children were born in countries across Europe, but in Norway they have a special story that continues even today. In fact, Frida Lyngstad, one of the singers of 1970s-80s pop band ABBA is a Lebensborn Child.

During the war, the pregnant mothers and the children were given special care and were considered to…

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2 Responses to Norway’s Dark History with Children

  1. Barbara Anable says:

    This is truly tragic…thanks for opening my eyes.

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