“Lebensborn translates to “wellspring of life”” (Levine, 2015). The Lebensborn Program was founded by the head of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, in 1935. The program was developed due to Germany’s population decreasing and Himmler wanting to boost the number of members for the Nazi party for the future. Lebensbor...
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...tates that he remembers Himmler being more enthusiastic about killing the Jews than Hitler was (Malone, 2009).
Now that Folker is older he has become a popular individual for many to look upon as his and other Lebensborn children’s lives were shattered in Himmler’s attempt to procreate. He plans to write a book about his life as a Lebensborn child to help inform others. In this book he plans to bring to light the others who are yearning to know the truth about their own lives, and to help lift the shame they feel for not following orders as they were taught in the younger stages of their lives. Folker is still in search of his biological mother’s grave site in Crimea as he is curious about who he is and who he is not (Malone, 2009). “Just like telling the truth about the Jews, it’s important the stories of the Lebensborn are not hidden.” – Folker Heinecke.
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