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Children of Nazi Forced Laborers
Posted by: Kathryn Hagel (ID *****2953) Date: January 23, 2011 at 22:59:11
In Reply to: Christening. in ww2. by stan kolodziejczyk of 1132

Dear Stan,
Here is what I found on the children of forced laborers. It's from the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. I copied the web address at the end of the excerpt.

I also looked up to see who has the vast Nazi archives on World War II. They're at Bad Arolsen in Germany. In 2006 the German government opened the archive to many groups including survivors and descendants. It takes a long time to get records, but they have the records on millions of forced laborers along with very complete concentration camp records. I think you still contact the International Red Cross if you want the records of a family member. Here is the newspaper article I found.

http://english.pravda.ru/world/europe/27-04-2006/79598-naziarchives-0/

In their "search to retrieve 'Aryan blood,'" SS race experts ordered hundreds of children in occupied Poland and the occupied Soviet Union to be kidnapped and transferred to the Reich to be adopted by racially suitable German families. Although the basis for these decisions was "race-scientific," often blond hair, blue eyes, or fair skin was sufficient to merit the "opportunity" to be "Germanized." On the other hand, female Poles and Soviet civilians who had been deported to Germany for forced labor and who had had sexual relations with a German man -- often under duress -- resulting in pregnancy were forced to have abortions or to bear their children under conditions that would ensure the infant's death, if the "race experts" determined that the child would have insufficient German blood.

http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005142
Sincerely,
Kate


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