I always thought that things like Nazi baby camps were myths. However, the Lebensborn programme was real and, in the words of the Daily Mail, it “turned racially and idealogically pure S.S. men into studs and blonde, blue-eyed single girls into child-rearing machines for the Fuehrer”. Now, over sixty years after the end of the war, surviving Lebensborn children are meeting to draw attention to the programme’s legacy and see that it is properly recorded.

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