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After the liberation of German-occupied territories of European countries, thousands of women who were in relationships with German soldiers and officers who have been exposed to humiliating and brutal executions at the hands of their fellow citizens.
The most actively pursued its French counterparts. Wrath of the defeat, the years of occupation, the split of the country, the liberation of France vented on those girls.
The campaign to identify and reprisals against collaborators, known as "L'épuration sauvage", about 30,000 women suspected of having links with the Germans were subjected to public humiliation.
Often thus to settle personal scores, and many of the most active participants in the so tried to save themselves by diverting attention from its cooperation with the occupation authorities.
An eyewitness of the events: "Past us, to the accompaniment of curses and threats, slowly rode in the back of an open truck were about a dozen women, all - with shaved heads bowed low in shame.". chronicles - the personification of the words.
Frequently on shaving the head is not stopped, drew a swastika painted on his face burned or branded on the forehead.
There were also cases of lynching, when the girls were simply shot, many, unable to bear the shame, committed suicide.
They were deemed "unworthy of a national" and many more from six months to one year in prison, followed by a decrease in the rights for another year. In people, this past year was called "the year of national shame." A similar thing happened to other liberated European countries.
But about one aspect shamefully silent for decades - children born to German soldiers. They were rejected twice - born out of wedlock, the fruit of an enemy.
According to various estimates, in the same France was born more than 200 000 so-called "occupation children", but oddly enough, the same French treated them the most loyal, restricting only the ban on the names of the German and study German. Though there have been cases of attacks on the part of children and adults, many mothers refused, and they were brought up in children's homes.
In one of the stories of Somerset Maugham - "Unconquered", created in 1944, the main character kills his child, born of a German soldier. This is not fiction - such cases are also characterized the time.
The founder of the French-German association of occupation children "Heart without Borders", now numbers about 300 members, a Frenchman, son of a German soldier: "We founded this association, since society infringe our rights. The reason - we were the Franco-German children conceived during the Second World War. United we are to jointly search for our parents, help each other and work to preserve the historical memory. Why now? it used to be impossible to do: subject remained taboo. "
By the way, there is a legal provision according to which the children of German soldiers, born to French mothers are entitled to German citizenship in Germany today ...
In Norway, these girls were about 15 thousand, and five thousand who gave birth from the Germans, were sentenced to one and a half years of forced labor, and nearly all children from giving the government declared mentally disabled and sent to a home for the mentally ill, where they were held up to 60s.
The Norwegian Union of the war children later stated that "Nazi spawn" and "morons", so called these children were used to test medicines.
Only in 2005 the Norwegian parliament to bring a formal apology to the innocent victims of this and approve compensation for their experiences in the amount of 3 thousand. Euro. This amount could be increased if the victim to provide proof of the fact that faced with hatred, fear and mistrust because of its origin.