Children of the Nazis

This from the Sydney Morning Herald: Documentary in Australia features “The Last Nazis: the Children of the Nazis.
Tim Elliott, who writes an entertainment blog for the newspaper, says it charts Himmler’s Lebensborn project and interviews the children, now adults, and the nurses who began raising them. “We also get a portrait of Himmler, a chinless nutbar whose inadequacies manifested in a series of surreal contradictions. Raised a middle-class Catholic, he encouraged his men to impregnate any woman of suitable stock, abandoning the strictures of marriage when they only slowed up his breeding program. As for the children themselves, they were mere cogs, raised by the Third Reich in the absence of parents. The lucky few got pewter mugs engraved with Himmler’s signature.
“Gestapo chief Himmler loved children, as long as they weren’t Jewish, Gypsy, Slav, black, Asian, homosexual or handicapped. No, for the architect of the master ace, only pure-bred Aryans would suffice. And, so, starting in l935, Himmler constructed some 30 special homes across Germany – nurseries where an entire generation of perfect Teutons would be raised, the illegitimate spawn of his prized SS troops.”
According to my research there were homes also in many other countries, and almost as many in Norway as in Germany. The number most often used is 26 homes.
The program was first opened to his SS officers and to the Gestapo, but later as the war progressed, to the ordinary troops in Norway who were ordered to seek out the blue-eyed and blonde Nordic goddesses.
These children after the war were shunned, taunted and often physically abused and most all have led conflicted lives. Many are still seeking their “true” parents. Mothers in Lebensborn homes gave an oath under the SS dagger never to reveal the identity of the father.
Many Children of the Nazis are still searching for a “true” parent. Their stories, often heard now in courtrooms in countries around the world, are pitiful and heartbreaking, all because they were to be the Master Race.


Author: lebensbornnovel

There at the base of a mountain, I live in a rustic cabin with my engineer/writer husband and loving cat, Alfie. I am a former journalist and pr consultant. In my blog I attempt to capture a sliver of WW history, the Lebensborn program to create a Master Race, and to add newsworthy tidbits which are 'somewhat' relevant to this subject.

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