Before the administrative court of Cologne begins on 21st June 2018 at 12.45 o'clock one of the last lawsuits for compensation of German war crimes.

(Polskie tłumaczenie)

Geraubte Kinder – vergessene Opfer e.V.
(Association Stolen Children – Forgotten Victims)

info@geraubte.de

Press Statement

Nazi victims sue Germany

In late June, victims of Germany's Race Policies, who had been kidnapped as children in the Nazi Reich, will be awaiting the verdict in their lawsuit against the Federal Republic of Germany. For years, Berlin has refused to assume its material responsibility for the children abducted from Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Czechoslovakia and Norway.

According to conservative estimates, Nazi occupation forces had stolen several tens-of-thousands of children from the occupied countries, because they looked Germanic and should be reintegrated into the Aryan race. They were given new names and identities, were submitted to re-education at live-in establishments and subsequent forced adoption. The objective pursued by this terrorist racism was to introduce the "blood" of these "Germanized" children into the fantasized German racial stock. These stolen children were supposed to become fathers and mothers of new German "Aryans".

Thousands of these children, who now are elderly, do not know their real parents. They had to lead a life under a false name, using alien identities. German post-war administrative authorities have obstructed their research. The German government still refuses to pay indemnities for what these victims have had to endure.

"The fate of a child kidnapped for »forced Germanization« meets, as such, none of the criteria for the special indemnity regulation, which is only in connection with their having been kidnapped, as such ..." (Wolfgang Schäuble, former German Minister of Finance)

Hermann Lüdeking, one of the kidnapped children brought a lawsuit against Berlin on behalf of many others. We cordially invite you to attend the reading of the verdict:

Thursday, June 21, 2018

in front of the NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne
(NS-Dokumentationszentrum der Stadt Köln, Centrum Dokumentacji Nazizmu miasta Kolonia)

at 11.00 AM.

For a commemoration ceremony
We have solicited Mr. Jan Sobczak,
General Consul of the Republic of Poland
for introductory remarks.

Hermann Lüdeking and Alexander Orolow (stolen children) will be on hand for a press conference (11:00 to 11:30).

Media contact:
Christoph Schwarz
0049 152 33 71 47 67