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The Nazi racial policy was not limited to the killing of "unworthy" life, but also included the promotion of "racially pure" offspring. A central role in this was played by the SS-initiated association Lebensborn, founded in 1935 by Heinrich Himmler.

Anonymous births

The goal of Lebensborn was an increase of the birth rate of “Aryan” children through special maternity hospitals. Within those hospita...

March 2, 2020

Barbara Stelzl-Marx, Director of Research in the CHIBOW network, has been named Austrian "Scientist of the Year“ in 2020. The award has been granted this year for the 27th time by the Austrian Club of Education and Science Journalists. It honours the research of Barbara Stelzl-Marx as head of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research on Consequences of War in Graz and Professor at the Karl-Franz...

February 24, 2020

Dr. Eunice Akullo contributes a guest piece based on her research which focuses on reintegration for Children Born of War in Northern Uganda. 

Picture by Roland Tiberusya

There are various analytical and empirical studies that have been done around Children born in captivity. My research, as part of my PhD thesis submitted to the University of Southampton, contributes to existing works by sugge...

February 19, 2020

Luissa Vahedi joins the CHIBOW website for a guest blog post to discuss her current research in the field.

In 1989 the United Nations (UN) adopted Resolution 45/25: The Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Accordingly, children are recognized as inherent and inalienable right holders irrespective of parental and child legal citizenship or race, in addition to gender, socioeconomic status,...

January 28, 2020

Sabine Lee and Susan Bartels have published an article in The Conversation entitled, ‘They put a few coins in your hands to drop a baby in you’ – 265 stories of Haitian children abandoned by UN fathers'. The article explores the research that Sabine and Susan have thus far undertaken in Haiti regarding children fathered by peace-keeper personnel. The link to the article is here. 

The reaction to th...

January 16, 2020

SEMA (“Speak Out” in Swahili) – the Global Network of Victims and Survivors to End Wartime Sexual Violence, initiated by Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation, unites female survivors of wartime rape from 21 countries across all continents. They are joining force to end rape as weapon of war.  CHIBOW ECR Amra Delic, a human rights activist, together with survivors from the Association Helping Victims and S...

December 19, 2019

The Forgotten Children of War Association from Bosnia and Herzegovina participated in the 10-year anniversary of the establishment of the mandate on sexual violence in conflict. They also took part in a Workshop on Advancing Reparations for Survivors of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence at the UN Headquarters in New York

The Mandate on Sexual Violence in Conflict was established in 2009 and is dedic...

CHIBOW researcher Michal Korhel has opened an exhibition called, “Děti nepřítele? – Kinder des Feindes?“ (Children of the Enemy). Which presents pictures from CHIBOW born of Czech-German relationships and highlights the discrimination they have faced throughout their lives.

The two nationalities had cohabited peacefully for centuries until the atrocities of the Second World War and its aftermath....

December 17, 2019

A warm congratulations to CHIBOW internal ethics lead Marie Kaiser and director of training Heide Glaesmer, who have been awarded the Hans-Heimann-Preis of the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics for Marie’s doctoral work on Growing up as occupation child in post-World War II Germany: Specific developmental conditions and their psychosocial consequences.

This prize...

June 17, 2019

In her book Children Born of War in the Twentieth Century published in 2017, Sabine Lee, CHIBOW's network coordinator, explores the life courses of children born of war in in different twentieth-century conflicts, including the Second World War, the Vietnam War, the Bosnian War, the Rwandan Genocide and the LRA conflict. The book is not only based on extensive archival research but also on oral hi...

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