We would like to present you with a publication which aims to tell the story of Polish " stolen" children. It consists of two texts. The first, by Anna Malinowska, presents the main principles of the German policy of stealing children from occupied countries. She discusses them on the example of activities of Lebensborn, one of the main Nazi organisations responsible for obtaining racially suitable children. The second, by Katarzyna Kaczorowska, describes post-war attempts to restore stolen children to Poland and shows how today, in Poland and Germany, these children, no longer children but very old people, are treated - also in legal terms.
Both texts appeared in an English-language collection of essays on the history of "stolen" children from Central and Eastern Europe, which is available on our website: A collection of historical essays about the “stolen” children. English language version.
At this point, we would like to present their Polish-language version.
We would like to encourage all teachers to get acquainted with the lesson plans for secondary schools, which have been prepared as an aid for all those who would like to introduce their students to the topic of 'stolen' children.
This portfolio will soon be available on the Krzyżowa website.
This publication was produced as part of the international educational project Uprooted - (Hi)Stories of Stolen Children during World War II, carried out in Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Ukraine, thanks to the support of the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (EVZ) and the German Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF).