Hitler's Forgotten Children - A True Story of the Lebensborn Program and One Woman's Search for Her Real Identity-logo

Hitler's Forgotten Children - A True Story of the Lebensborn Program and One Woman's Search for Her Real Identity

Ingrid von Oelhafen

Created by Heinrich Himmler, the Lebensborn program abducted as many as half a million children from across Europe. Through a process called Germanization, they were to become the next generation of the Aryan master race in the second phase of the Final Solution. In the summer of 1942, parents across Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia were required to submit their children to medical checks designed to assess racial purity. One such child, Erika Matko, was nine months old when Nazi doctors declared her fit to be a "Child of Hitler." Taken to Germany and placed with politically vetted foster parents, Erika was renamed Ingrid von Oelhafen. Many years later, Ingrid began to uncover the truth of her identity. Though the Nazis destroyed many Lebensborn records, Ingrid unearthed rare documents, including Nuremberg trial testimony about her own abduction. Following the evidence back to her place of birth, Ingrid discovered an even more shocking secret: a woman named Erika Matko, who as an infant had been given to Ingrid's mother as a replacement child. Hitler's Forgotten Children is both a harrowing personal memoir and a devastating investigation into the awful crimes and monstrous scope of the Lebensborn program. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS From the Hardcover edition.

Created by Heinrich Himmler, the Lebensborn program abducted as many as half a million children from across Europe. Through a process called Germanization, they were to become the next generation of the Aryan master race in the second phase of the Final Solution. In the summer of 1942, parents across Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia were required to submit their children to medical checks designed to assess racial purity. One such child, Erika Matko, was nine months old when Nazi doctors declared her fit to be a "Child of Hitler." Taken to Germany and placed with politically vetted foster parents, Erika was renamed Ingrid von Oelhafen. Many years later, Ingrid began to uncover the truth of her identity. Though the Nazis destroyed many Lebensborn records, Ingrid unearthed rare documents, including Nuremberg trial testimony about her own abduction. Following the evidence back to her place of birth, Ingrid discovered an even more shocking secret: a woman named Erika Matko, who as an infant had been given to Ingrid's mother as a replacement child. Hitler's Forgotten Children is both a harrowing personal memoir and a devastating investigation into the awful crimes and monstrous scope of the Lebensborn program. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS From the Hardcover edition.
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Created by Heinrich Himmler, the Lebensborn program abducted as many as half a million children from across Europe. Through a process called Germanization, they were to become the next generation of the Aryan master race in the second phase of the Final Solution. In the summer of 1942, parents across Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia were required to submit their children to medical checks designed to assess racial purity. One such child, Erika Matko, was nine months old when Nazi doctors declared her fit to be a "Child of Hitler." Taken to Germany and placed with politically vetted foster parents, Erika was renamed Ingrid von Oelhafen. Many years later, Ingrid began to uncover the truth of her identity. Though the Nazis destroyed many Lebensborn records, Ingrid unearthed rare documents, including Nuremberg trial testimony about her own abduction. Following the evidence back to her place of birth, Ingrid discovered an even more shocking secret: a woman named Erika Matko, who as an infant had been given to Ingrid's mother as a replacement child. Hitler's Forgotten Children is both a harrowing personal memoir and a devastating investigation into the awful crimes and monstrous scope of the Lebensborn program. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tim Tate, Davina Porter

Length:

7h 20m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:45


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:55


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:09


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:44


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:53


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:24


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:45


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:20


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:22


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:46


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:50


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:30


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:35


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

00:37