Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nazi Super Babies

From Messy Nessy Chic:
Lebensborn, meaning “fount of life” was an SS-initiated program that encouraged anonymous births by unmarried “racially pure” women who were selected to breed with Nazi officers and secure the future of a “super race” for the German Reich. The program expanded into several Nazi occupied countries including Norway, France and Belgium, resulting in a shameful post-war ostracism of surviving Lebensborn mothers and the mistreatment of their displaced children across Europe after Germany lost the war.

An estimated 8,000 children were born in Lebensborn institutions in Germany, up to 12,000 children in Norway and countless others across occupied countries where “super babies” had been selected become part of the German master race. The most famous of the surviving Lebensborn children is Frida Lyngstad of the iconic Swedish pop band, ABBA....(Read more.)

1 comment:

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Was Frida Lyngstad Lebensborn?

I thought she was simply Norwegian mother and Occupant father, which is why she had to move to Sweden.

I'll have a look ...

"Sweden took in several hundred unwanted children from Norway, including future ABBA singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad, whose father was a German sergeant. Her widowed Norwegian mother escaped persecution after the war and took Anni-Frid to Sweden, where their personal history could not be traced."

OK ... reminds me, how many Jewish children may Sweden have taken in directly from the camps?

But if true, that explains why Lebensborn part of her story was not told in Swedish media.