De wieg van WO II.

Oorlogskinderen op de as Brussel-Berlijn.

"In de loop van de Tweede Wereldoorlog worden er in bezet België en in Duitsland zelf kinderen geboren uit Belgische vrouwen en Duitse mannen. Zij zijn oorlogskinderen in strikte zin: zonder de oorlog zouden hun ouders elkaar (hoogstwaarschijnlijk) niet hebben ontmoet."

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Close-to-home book...

explores fate of children born of conflict.

"When Gerlinda Swillen talks about war children, she has something specific in mind. Not simply children born during wartime or affected by a conflict, but those whose parents were on opposing sides. In the strictest sense, these children only exist because of the war."

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Research on Peacekeeper-Fathered Children in Haiti

"In November 2016, CHIBOW network coordinator Sabine Lee and CHIBOW partner Susan Bartels (Queen’s University Kingston and HHI) were awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council network grant for work on ‘Peace babies' - the unintended consequences of United Nations peacekeeping (AH/P006175/1) and a linked research grant under the PaCCS (Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research) scheme for a project on Peacekeeper Fathered Children in Haiti (AH/P008038/1)."

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”Krigsbørnskaravanen” on tour in Denmark

"The Educational Caravan of War Children in Denmark, an idea of Journalist Lotte Printz, was recently established by DKBF, and has achieved some financial support. The Caravan makes arrangements with schools across the country to have a one or two hours meeting with a single school class or a larger group of children. A Caravan visit may typically involve three war children of DKBF (possibly from the local region) ready to tell about their story and answer questions – all moderated by Lotte Printz such that a fruitful discussion may evolve."

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Werkstattgespräch "Besatzungskinder" am 4.4.2017

Ablauf:
Begrüßung

Prof. Markus Kornprobst, M.A., Ph.D. (Diplomatische Akademie Wien)
Dr. Kurt Scholz (Vorsitzender des Kuratoriums, Zukunftsfonds der Republik Österreich)

Projektpräsentation
Doz.in Dr.in Barbara Stelzl-Marx (Zeithistorikerin, Graz)
Doz.in Dr.inHeidi Glaesmer (Psychologin, Leipzig)

„Besatzungskinder. Die Nachkommen alliierter Soldaten in Österreich und Deutschland“
- anschließend Publikumsdiskussion

Anmeldung bis 30. März 2017 oder per Fax 01/504-22-65-200

Dutch love-child fathered by First Nations’ Canadian veteran...

... finds lost identity, gets citizenship. 

"Six weeks before Christmas a retired Dutch carpenter named Will van Ee met with Sabine Nolke, Canada’s ambassador to the Netherlands at the Canadian embassy in The Hague. Van Ee brought a small bottle of liqueur crafted in his small hometown of Sas van Gent, near the Belgian border, as a gift." 

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Was aus den Besatzungskindern geworden ist

Die Berlinerin Ramona Lehmann sucht ihren amerikanischen Vater.

"1945 kommen die Siegermächte nach Deutschland. Sie hinterlassen ihre Spuren bei denMenschen und in der nächsten Generation: Hunderttausende Kinder werden geboren, deren Väter Soldaten der alliierten Besatzungstruppen sind." 

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A Dutch woman entering military captivity with her husband...

... a German soldier, 1944.

"A Dutch woman is seen here with her husband, a German soldier that she had married during the German occupation of the Netherlands. Refusing to leave his side, she marched with the German prisoners to the Prisoner of War holding center. Picture taken in Walcheren, Zeeland, the Netherlands. November 1944."

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