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More thanyears ago I was a gift for Adolf Hitler I was stolen as a baby to be part of one of the most terrible of all Nazi experiments LebensbornThe Lebensborn programme 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 regimeIn Hitlers Forgotten Children Ingrid von Oelhafen shares her incredible story as a child of the Lebensborn a lonely childhood with a distant foster family her painstaking and difficult search for answers in post war Germany and finally being reunited with her biological family with one last shocking truth to be discovered

11 thoughts on “Hitler's Forgotten Children: The Shocking True Story of the Nazi Kidnapping Conspiracy

  1. Tweedledum Tweedledum says:

    Ingrid Von Oelhafen always knew there was something strange in her life story but her mother s refusal to answer any questions or tell her anything left Ingrid in ignorance until she retired and finally decided to look into her past The story she uncovered is deeply shocking and life changing.The denazification of Germany after the war, though vital to the nation s emergence from its corporate hell, led to countless families simply burying their history and re inventing themselves Children and grandchildren are only now, in many cases beginning to discover what mummy or daddy really did during the war Ingrid s mother went to her grave without revealing her secret or being able to talk about her feelings about the direction her life took Ingrid will never know to what extent her mother chose to take two children into her life who were not her own and whose parents had them stolen from them, and to what extent she may have been coerced or brainwashed into doing so.These secrets prevented mother and daughter ever becoming friends and her mother s ambivalence towards her is harrowing to read.Yet Ingrid hangs on to the discovery that her mother acted with considerable courage and singlemindedness to smuggle both her illicit children out of East Germany to safety in the west She remembered this journey and finds a crumb of comfort in a positive comment her mother made about her in a thinly filled diary or notebook.It s C21 but the cataclysmic wars and political upheavals of C20 will continue to echo and reverberate through this century casting a long shadow We have a duty and responsibility to our children and grandchildren to do our best to bring into the light dark things that have been hidden Only then can the evil legacy they carry be destroyed.

  2. R Helen R Helen says:

    There seems to have been two aspects to the Lebensborn program One, the tragic kidnapping of Germanic children from their Slavic parents and two, birth houses for the care of unwed mothers While the first is notably horrible, the second seems rather noble I suppose when you consider that many of the babies born in these houses were children of high up SS officers, there is something somewhat uneasy about it, but technically, there wasn t anything really sinister about it It is hardly one of the most terrible of all Nazi experiments, as the back of the book suggests.Ingrid von Oelhafen s story focuses on the first of the Lebensborn programs just mentioned Clearly, this was a horrible tragedy, one of the many atrocities committed by the Nazis, but Oelhafen reveals a bit of moral ambiguity here After returning to Slovakia and seeking out her family, she realizes, that in a sense, her life has been far richer and fufilling than what she would have expected had she grown up in Yugoslavia But she was taken as a baby She has no recollection of her time there The tragedy is really for the family who lost a baby, not for her Hers is that she was placed in a home where the parents were less than ideal And in this her story is really no different that any story of a foster child, placed in a home where they are less than wanted, and who one day discovers the truth Von Oelhafen s story is really the story of the discovery of her roots, one that originated in tragedy, no doubt, but nonetheless, is the similar path that many foster and adopted children make It has little to do with the Lebensborn program, I think.For most of these children, the problem is not like von Oelhafen s The problem is that they are the illegitimate children of SS men, and no one wants to have anything to do with them Either way, the book is not so horrifying as the jacket makes it out to be Her story is certainly interesting and she gives a nice historical background to it, but it really is just a case of a foster child searching for her roots, albeit in these very unique circumstances.

  3. Kee Lady Kee Lady says:

    Reading Hitler s Forgotten Children reminded me yet again why I read books Whether it s fiction or non fiction, books have great power to educate and inform whilst also encouraging critical thinking Although I was aware of the Nazi obsession with racial purity , I had never heard of the Lebensborn Programme before reading this book Initiated by Heinrich Himmler, leader of the SS in 1935, to increase Nazi Germany s Aryan population, the programme expanded into occupied countries in Eastern Europe where Nazis kidnapped children and sent them to Germany for adoption by racially pure families Ingrid von Oelhafen was one such child and in Hitler s Forgotten Children she documents her quest to find out where she came from and the impact her background had on her sense of identity.This is a powerful read and demonstrates that despite the intervening 75 years since the end of WW2, Nazi crimes are still reverberating throughout Europe and indeed around the world Although reading will incite a myriad of emotions, I think it s important that we continue to read about and discuss these stories as I firmly believe that knowledge of suffering endured by others can only lead to greater empathy and compassion.

  4. A. Barnes A. Barnes says:

    Beautifully and engagingly written, this book traces the journey of a child separated from her parents, by Nazi doctors, and sent to be adopted by a good German family As an adult, Ingrid or Erika starts to question her true identity and goes on a search for the truth However the search also leads her to reflect on the importance, in the development of our personalities, are questions of nature and nurture.Well worth a read, even if to understand the fallacy of the Nazi search for the perfect race, but also to learn about the shocking truth behind the Lebensborn programme.

  5. loulou Szal loulou Szal says:

    Told openly and factually and without any malice for the terrible wrongs and injusticee done to her Ingrid Von Oelhafen s life would never be the same once Hitler s sub human henchman crossed her family s path I bought this as an e book then had to have it on paper, in my hand, as living proof of the inhumanities man should never repeat and a living testimony of a brave, persistent survivor, who along with other Leibensborn children spoke out and recorded their experiences I also understand now what my Polish father in law would never discusshow he came to be taken from his family at 8 years old and working on a farm in Germany for the duration of the war Thank you Ingrid for your efforts in putting it all down on paper and making your story available.

  6. Ronald Ostrowski Ronald Ostrowski says:

    While the German Nazis viewed Slavs as inferior sub humans this did not stop them from stealing Slavic children from their parents to be Germanised Unlike the author, herself a stolen child, many never discovered who they were after the war This book is well researched about the extent of the crime, and we share the author s pain as she gives an account of her own experience on the journey to discover her real family Highly recommended.

  7. ozcopilot ozcopilot says:

    This book was very well written and a disturbing read The obscenities of the Nazi regime continue to appal so many years after the war itself ended, and likewise their effects on the people of Europe The author was stolen from her family as an 8 month old baby and raised in Germany as an Aryan but never felt loved or wanted by her foster family As an older woman approaching 60 she tried to find out about her past, only to run up against bureaucratic red tape and the leftover shame of the war This book is a tribute to all those who helped her to find her birth family and solve the mysteries of her past.

  8. Ms Theodora R Chapman Ms Theodora R Chapman says:

    An interesting account of a woman s search for her biological family in the decades following World War II The details of The Nazi hierarchy s plans to create a master race are not unknown but the personal narrative makes the history accessible The manuscript would have benefitted from tighter editing.

  9. Vammy Singh Vammy Singh says:

    This is a first hand account of a child plucked from its biological family and assimilated into a foreign Nazi household.This book shows the madness that was Nazism and it s belief in the Aryan super race.It is also a stark reminder to humanity that societies shaped on the basis of otherisation are prone to moral and societal excesses.A very relevant read in today s polarised times.

  10. thomas n thomas n says:

    An unusual story about a child raised to be Arian or was it written in a different way I would have expected this book to be available only in German.I did not learn too much about other Lebensborn children, maybe there are many different stories.From my point of view Ingrid s story is directed mainly by her queer parents and their inner divorce.

  11. circuitwiringdiagram.co Customer circuitwiringdiagram.co Customer says:

    Another different view of the physical and emotional decimation wrought on innocents by the Nazi regime an insight into the psyche of the Third Reich and how, they thought, they could rule the world The person delivery is intimate and you get a feel for just how difficult it was for Ingrid to discover who she really was Some things should never be forgotten this stolen generation of children, an event which has been repeated around the world since, is one of them.