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KLOSTER INDERSDORF – DO YOU REMEMBER? GRETA FISCHER SAVED CHILDREN – SURVIVED FROM HOLOCAUST!


Vor 70 Jahren Die Kinder von Indersdorf

http://www.br.de/fernsehen/bayerisches-fernsehen/sendungen/stationen/indersdorf-konzentrationslager-kinder-100.html

Im Sommer 1945 wurde aus dem Kloster Indersdorf ein internationales Kinderzentrum. 70 Jahre später treffen sich hier Menschen aus Israel, Polen, England, den USA und anderen Ländern. Sie wollen den Ort wiedersehen, der in ihrer Jugend eine Wende in ihrem Leben bedeutet hat.

Von: Andrea Roth

Stand: 13.07.2015 RADIO BAYERISCHER RUNDFUNK

Im jahrhundertealten Gebäude wurde im Juli 1945 von der UNO mit US-Unterstützung ein Heim eingerichtet, das Kindern, die ohne Eltern aufgefunden wurden – jungen Überlebenden der Konzentrations- und Zwangsarbeitslager genauso wie Kindern von Zwangsarbeiterinnen – eine erste beschützende Umgebung bieten sollte. Unter der Leitung der Sozialpädagogin Greta Fischer wurden hier, in einer Zeit, in der die deutsche Gesellschaft über das Geschehene schwieg, Therapien für die meist tief traumatisierten Kinder entwickelt.

Ghetto, KZ oder Zwangsarbeit

Martin Hecht kurz nach seiner Befreiung | Bild: BR

Martin Hecht

Ob bei der gewaltsamen Trennung von den Eltern und Geschwistern oder beim Miterleben, wie die Liebsten im Ghetto, KZ oder bei der Zwangsarbeit umkamen: Diese Kinder hatten ihre Kindheit  verloren. Wie Martin Hecht, dessen ältere Brüder auf dem Todesmarsch nach Flossenbürg erschossen wurden. Bis heute treibt es ihn um, warum er als Jüngster überlebte.Kleinkinder im Kloster

Im Kinderzentrum Indersdorf wurden auch viele Kleinkinder versorgt. Sie waren Überlebende der Kinderbaracken, die die Nationalsozialisten errichtet hatten, um Kinder von Zwangsarbeiterinnen unterzubringen. In den NS-Kinderbaracken vegetierten die Kleinkinder ohne ausreichende Nahrung und Betreuung dahin. Ein Stelenfeld in Indersdorf erinnert an die Kinder, die in den NS-Kinderbaracken starben. Die überlebenden Kleinkinder wurden im Kinderzentrum Indersdorf 1945 mit besonders viel individueller Fürsorge betreut, man versuchte ihnen ein Gefühl von Geborgenheit und Familie zu vermitteln.

Jugend in Indersdorf

Nach einer Kindheits-Zeit, die keine war, in KZs, Lagern und Fabriken, konnten die Jugendlichen in Indersdorf hier wieder ein Stück Jugend erleben: Sie sangen, machten Freizeit-Unternehmungen und viele verliebten sich zum ersten Mal.

Weiterreise nach Israel

Indersdorf-Kibbuzgruppe in Israel – Von links: Miriam Schwartz, Nachum Bogner, Yankele Rotem, Ora Rotem, Miriam Kruk, Avremale Litman

Mehrere hundert Kinder lebten hier zeitweise, bis sie in ihr Heimatland wie Polen oder Ungarn zurückkehren oder nach England, den USA oder Israel auswandern konnten, meist ohne Eltern und Geschwister und mit ungeahnten Herausforderungen. So wurde die 13-jährige Ora Rotem mit einer Kindergruppe Richtung Palästina geschickt – auf der berühmten “Exodus”, in ein Land im Aufbau, das noch längst nicht der Staat Israel war.

Zurück ins Leben

Anna Andlauer

Vor einigen Jahren entdeckte die Lehrerin Anna Andlauer die Geschichte des Klosters neu. Sie machte in aller Welt ehemalige Schützlinge Greta Fischers ausfindig und sorgte dafür, dass sie nach Indersdorf eingeladen wurden. Über das internationale Kinderzentrum Kloster Indersdorf veröffentlichte sie das Buch “Zurück ins Leben”.


RCMP charge Alberta man with human trafficking youth under 18


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AIRDRIE, Alta. – Mounties have charged a 25-year-old man in southern Alberta with human trafficking and prostitution offences.

Police say the charges came while investigating a youth reported missing.

They say the investigation found evidence that the youth was an alleged victim of human trafficking.

A man from Airdrie is facing several charges, including assault, human trafficking and living off the avails of prostitution.

He is to appear in court in Airdrie on Aug. 4.

RCMP say they are not releasing the accused’s name “in order to protect the interests of a witness under the age of 18 years.”

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“The FBI Built a Database That Can Catch Rapists — Almost Nobody Uses It”


The FBI Built a Database That Can Catch Rapists — Almost Nobody Uses It

For roughly 30 years the FBI has virtually ignored a system meant to help cops track the behavioral patterns of violent criminals.

http://www.propublica.org/article/the-fbi-built-a-database-that-can-catch-rapists-almost-nobody-uses-it?  please read that piece here


“NE–Victims Push Lincoln Bishop to Act on 3 Accused Clerics” SnapNetWork


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NE–Victims push Lincoln bishop to act on 3 accused clerics

For immediate release: Wednesday, July 29

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

A Catholic cleric who spent time in Nebraska is being publicly accused for the first time of molesting a child. Two other Catholic clerics, who also worked in Nebraska, are being accused as well…

http://www.startribune.com/crosiers-sued-for-negligence-amid-sex-abuse-claims/318911901/ …

IT HAPPENS ALL OVER THE WORLD

THERE IS A PRECIOUS LINK IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES:

https://mlmj.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/kirche-heute-30-juli-2015/

 


“At Least 194 Children Have Been Shot to Death Since Newtown” REPORT DEC 2013 now with VIDEO


NEWTOWN ONE YEAR AFTER (2013) “At Least 194 Children Have Been Shot to Death Since Newtown” REPORT DEC 2013

https://youtu.be/paN7kyZuvZo

“At Least 194 Children Have Been Shot to Death Since Newtown” REPORT DEC 2013.

The NRA says arming more adults will protect kids—but most are killed at home, our investigation shows, often with unsecured guns.

| Tue Dec. 10, 2013 7:00 AM EST 

Children killed by guns since Newtown https://youtu.be/paN7kyZuvZo via @YouTube

You’ve heard this story before, the one that played out again the week of Thanksgiving—this time in Lakeland, Florida—where 2-year-old Taj Ayesh got his little hands on his father’s loaded pistol, pulled the trigger, and crumpled to the ground. You may have heard about 9-year-old Daniel Wiley, who was playing outside his house in Harrisburg, Texas, when a 13-year-old mishandled an unsecured shotgun, blasting Wiley in the face. You may also have heard about 2-year-old Camryn Shultz of Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, whose embittered father put a bullet in her head before turning the gun on himself. Maybe you didn’t hear about the case in which a child shot others and then committed suicide, but that also happened this yearTwice.

A year after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Mother Jones has analyzed the subsequent deaths of 194 children ages 12 and under who were reported in news accounts to have died in gun accidents, homicides, and suicides. They are spread across 43 states, from inner cities to tiny rural towns.

Following Sandy Hook, the National Rifle Association and its allies argued that arming more adults is the solution to protecting children, be it from deranged mass shooters or from home invaders. But the data we collected stands as a stark rejoinder to that view:

  • 127 of the children died from gunshots in their own homes, while dozens more died in the homes of friends, neighbors, and relatives.
  • 72 of the young victims either pulled the trigger themselves or were shot dead by another kid.
  • In those 72 cases, only 4 adults have been held criminally liable.
  • At least 52 deaths involved a child handling a gun left unsecured.

Additional findings include:

  • 60 children died at the hands of their own parents, 50 of them in homicides.
  • The average age of the victims was 6 years old.
  • More than two-thirds of the victims were boys, as were more than three-quarters of the kids who pulled the trigger.
  • The problem was worst over the past year in the South, which saw at least 92 child gun deaths, followed by the Midwest (44), the West (38), and the East (20).

Our investigation drew on hundreds of local and national news reports. In some cases specific details remain unclear—often these tragedies are just a blip on the media’s radar. As with previous reports in our ongoing investigation of gun violence, Mother Jones has published all the data we collected in downloadable spreadsheet form. (For an ongoing tally of reported gun deaths, see this Slate project.)

As I reported in May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that over the last decade an average of about 200 children ages 12 and under died from guns every year. But those numbers don’t capture the full scope of the problem, due to inconsistencies in how states report shootings, and because the gun lobby long ago helped kill off federal funding for gun violence research. Our media-based analysis of child gun deaths also understates the problem, as numerous such killings likely never appear in the news. New research by two Boston surgeons drawing on pediatric records suggests that the real toll is higher: They’ve found about 500 deaths of children and teens per year, and an additional 7,500 hospitalizations from gunshot wounds.

“It’s almost a routine problem in pediatric practice,” says Dr. Judith Palfrey, a former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics who holds positions at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. Palfrey herself (who is not involved with the above study) lost a 12-year-old patient she was close with to gun violence, she told me.

No other affluent society has this problem to such an extreme. According to a recent study by the Children’s Defense Fund, the gun death rate for children and teens in the US is four times greater than in Canada, the country with the next highest rate, and 65 times greater than in Germany and Britain.

The pediatric community has been focused on elevating the issue. Public health researchers have found that 43 percent of homes with guns and kids contain at least one unlocked firearm. One study found that a third of 8- to 12-year-old boys who came across an unlocked handgun picked it up and pulled the trigger. On Tuesday, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a video emphasizing physicians’ role in keeping children safe from gun violence. The academy also issued specific recommendations this fall, including making sure firearms have trigger locks and storing them unloaded and under lock and key.

State legislators around the country have sought to require such precautions for gun owners, but the gun lobby has fought them vigorously. The NRA and other groups downplay the dangers firearms pose to children—in part by citing deficient federal data.

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, research has shown that when doctors consult with their patients about the risk of keeping firearms in a home, it leads to “significantly higher rates” of handgun removal or safe storage practices. Here, too, the NRA has done battle: It backed the so-called “Docs vs. Glocks” law passed in Florida in 2011, which forbid doctors from asking patients about firearms.

That law may have come with a price: Among the 194 child gun deaths we analyzed, 17 took place in Florida. Seven were accidents, including three involving unsecured weapons in homes. “The children were covered in blood,” a shaken witness told a reporter after toddlers in a Lake City home played with a gun and fatally shot an 11-year-old boy in the neck.

Florida’s tally was second only to that of Texas, which saw 19 children killed over the last year. By comparison, the other two of the four most populous states, California and New York, saw 11 and 3 deaths, respectively. Already known for strict gun regulations, California and New York both passed additional restrictions after Sandy Hook. Texas, meanwhile, enacted 10 new laws deregulating guns, including weakening safety training requirements for concealed-carry permit holders and blocking universities and local governments from restricting firearms. Florida tightened mental health controls this year—one of 15 states to do so—but has otherwise operated as a de facto laboratory for permissive gun laws, including its Stand Your Ground statute made famous by the Trayvon Martin case.

In scores of the cases we studied, the type of weapon involved was either unknown to law enforcement authorities or not specified in news reports. But at least 76 involved a handgun, while another 34 involved long guns. (Semi-automatic handguns are also the most common weapon used in mass shootings.)

Often when kids are killed in gun accidents, public outrage focuses on the parents. But legal repercussions are another matter: While charges may be pending in some of the 84 accidental cases, we found only 9 in which a parent or adult guardian has been held criminally liable. And in 72 cases in which a child or teen pulled the trigger, only four adults have been convicted. According to the nonpartisan Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which tracks state regulations closely, only 14 states and the District of Columbia have strong laws imposing criminal liability for negligent storage of guns with respect to children. (Florida, Texas, and California are among the 14.)

What happened a year ago in Newtown is still in some ways hard to fathom. The nation mourns again for the victims and families. But as Palfrey also puts it, “Newtown concentrated the horror in one place.” Whether by malice or tragic mistake, the day-to-day toll of children dying from guns goes on.

The data from our investigation can be viewed in two ways. See an interactive photo gallery of the 194 victims:

child gun deaths gallery

See the full data set behind the investigation in spreadsheet form:

For more on this story, listen to NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Also see our full special report, Newtown: One Year After, and our award-winning investigation, America Under the Gun: A Special Report on the Rise of Mass Shootings.

Research contributed by Maggie Caldwell, Nina Liss-Schultz, and AJ Vicens. Charts produced by Jaeah Lee. Video produced by Brett Brownell. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/12/children-killed-guns-newtown-anniversary

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Mother Jones

Data from Mother Jones’ Investigation: Children Killed by Guns Since Newtown

The full data set from our study of 194 cases over the past year.

SHOOTINGS & VICTIMS & AN OCEAN OF TEARS: “Guns & The Crazy Ones”


https://youtu.be/l4Lcv5KKTK4

“Sharing A Video On The Subject of Gun Violence”

Good afternoon TFC friends.  I got the following letter from someone and wanted to share it in its entirety:

Hi,

I first came across your blog from the posting: “The best thing to happen to gun safety in years snuck right under the noses of the NRA.”  And I thought you might enjoy this . . . it’s a music video which I think aligns with your values.  So, I thought you would appreciate its message, at the very least . . . and that you might feel compelled to share it with your readers on your blog, or through your social networks.
I’m a songwriter from Austin, TX . . . and this project is a collaboration with videographer, Paul Curreri.  It’s a photo montage of powerful images set to the song, Guns & The Crazy Ones.  The project was inspired by my own emotional fatigue at seeing gun violence stories leading the news day after day after day.  And my hope with the video is threefold:
– to stir up the viewers emotions, by humanizing the victims (and perpetrators) of gun violence, and by personalizing the debate
– to make it overwhelmingly obvious to anyone on either side of the debate that there’s an undeniable problem that needs addressing
– to create a shared cathartic moment from our collective exasperation
I feel as though there’s a certain ground swell of momentum that’s building right now, moving us towards some basic gun sense regulation.  And I’d like to do anything I can to contribute to that momentum.
I would be honored if you would be willing to give the video a peek.  And if you think it might touch the emotions of your readership, anything you might be willing to write about it, or share with your social media networks, would be most appreciated.  Here’s the link:
Guns & The Crazy Ones – https://youtu.be/l4Lcv5KKTK4
The video begins with the horror of the headlines and then moves through to the sorrow of those touched by the incidences.
Thanks so much for your time.  And thanks so much for all the work that you’ve done to raise people’s consciousness, and to fight the good fight, gently.
All the best —
Danny

child-abuse


MY GRANDMOTHER SAID:

“CHILD-ABUSE IS THE LAST ´GIFT´ OF SATAN”


FBI: Child Abuse ‘Almost at an Epidemic Level’ in U.S.


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ALL THESE BROKEN, LITTLE LIVES….WHO´LL BE ABLE TO RESTORE THEM?

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BBC forced out team behind Savile exposé, says ex-Newsnight journalist


 

MANY PEOPLE WANT TO HIDE THE FACTS – BUT THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN,  BECAUSE CHILDREN, THE VICTIMS, SUFFER SO DEEPLY

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BBC forced out team behind Savile exposé, says ex-Newsnight journalist

Meirion Jones claims corporation bosses viewed as ‘traitors’ those who sought to expose the presenter’s crimes or criticised its mistakes

Under this link you´ll find more reports & Videos from/about SAVILE

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jul/29/bbc-savile-expose-newsnight-meirion-jones


Teen charged in death of 8-year-old to appear in court


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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – A 15-year-old boy charged with murder, kidnapping and rape in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists’ complex in a California beach town is scheduled to appear in court.

Police say Adrian Jerry Gonzalez lured Madyson Middleton into his family’s apartment from a courtyard where she had been riding her scooter over the weekend. Once inside, he tied her up, sexually assaulted and killed her, according a charging document.

Gonzalez is expected to be arraigned Thursday in a Santa Cruz court.

Gonzalez remains in custody at the Santa Cruz County juvenile detention centre, where he has been held since the girl’s body was found in a recycling bin Monday evening.

“Unfortunately, the search for Maddy ended in the worst way possible,” Santa Cruz District Attorney Jeffrey Rosell said.

He said Gonzalez has been charged as an adult and added that in his two decades…

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