As the Nazis raised superchildren

• As the Nazis raised superchildren

As the Nazis raised superchildren

It is known that the basis of the ideology of the Third Reich lay postulate the superiority of the Aryan race over all others. Further development of their ethnic group, the Nazis saw in the establishment and improvement of their own genetic heritage. To this end, it has developed a special classified program called Lebensborn, which can be translated as "the source of life."

Originally it was the fact that the SS officers were selected for the "racially pure" women, so that they are nurtured and cared for "superchildren", which in the future will lead for a Germany. As a result of this union was born, in particular, the notorious Anni-Frid Lyngstad, the soloist of the legendary band ABBA. But over time, the project concept has changed and has become terrifying.

As the Nazis raised superchildren

The women selected to participate in the program, and give birth to live in special institutions where the most comfortable conditions were created. The first such house appeared in a village near Munich in 1936. And after Germany occupied almost all of Europe, "production" superchildren put on stream and abroad.

As the Nazis raised superchildren

The largest scale program acquired in Norway. Blond, blue-eyed Norwegians Nazis considered representative of the Aryan race. For them the prospect of a baby from a German officer was, in fact, the only possibility to maintain a relatively normal life during the war. Therefore, many women do not even have to order, they joined the ranks of women in labor voluntarily.

As the Nazis raised superchildren

Over the years the Lebensborn in Germany were born about eight thousand thoroughbred Aryans in Norway - and a half times more.

As the Nazis raised superchildren

In 1938, it was decided to increase the rate, and then the program has grown at the expense of women's appropriate appearance, which has already been pregnant. In exchange for financial support they offered to send their children to a shelter. There are children that have been selected, raised and fed in a special way. And the women who "delivered" a few babies, awarded the Iron Cross.

As the Nazis raised superchildren

A year later, by the decision of Heinrich Himmler - Reichsfuhrer SS, who oversaw the project - the SS began simply to abduct children and transported to Germany. Mainly from Poland, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. Upon arrival, their doctors examined and divided into groups depending on whether they outwardly resemble typical Aryans.

As the Nazis raised superchildren As the Nazis raised superchildren

Children who recognized unfit, sent to the concentration camp, and were suitable "germanization". They were given new names, etched memories of their parents and native land, planted the Nazis desired value. To this end, we developed a special "education" course.

As the Nazis raised superchildren As the Nazis raised superchildren

In the process of "Germanisation" children were irradiated with ultraviolet light to their hair got "right" for the true Aryan child shade. After passing the basic training accident gave the kids in the care of family in the SS.

As the Nazis raised superchildren

Almost all the documents relating to the Lebensborn program, were destroyed in the last months of the war, so to say exactly how many children suffered the same fate, is not possible. The researchers put the figure of two hundred thousand people.

As the Nazis raised superchildren

After the German surrender Norwegian women who volunteered to participate in the enrichment of the Aryan race, it was in an unenviable position. With the connivance of the authorities they are often beaten and publicly humiliated in every possible way. Children born to the SS, became outcasts. As a gesture of goodwill neighboring Sweden has hosted hundreds of outcast children. So was the Swede and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, whose father - SS sergeant - died in the war.

As the Nazis raised superchildren