Isaiah 59:14-15. “And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.”
Watch this 1st and then when you find out what is happening in Germany today - Doesn't this all sound kind of familiar?
Dale Hurd - CBN News Sr. Reporter
BERLIN - It sounds like Nazi Germany: families afraid of a loud knock on their door in the early morning, police bursting in, and taking away their children.
But it's not Nazi Germany. It's today's Germany.
In Berlin, when authorities came for 7-year-old Dan Schulz, his family secretly videotaped the abduction. On the tape, family members are crying and the boy can be heard screaming, "Mom I don't want to go!"
A German official responds, "Your mother can't help you here."
The boy was taken by Germany's notorious child welfare agency, the Jugendamt. The official reason young Dan was taken was that he wasn't in school, even though he had been homeschooled and then began private school.
Wrecking Normal Families
The Jugendamt, which dominates Germany's controversial family court system, takes children when it wants, from perfectly normal families. The Jugendamt's well-documented treatment of families, especially homeschoolers, has now become an international issue.
In January, the Romeikes, a German homeschool family, were granted asylum in the U.S. after an immigration judge ruled that Germany and the Jugendamt had violated their human rights. Mike Donnelly, with the Home School Legal Defense Association, was one of the attorneys for the Romeikes.
"The judge said that this policy was repellent to everything that we as Americans believe," Donnelly said. "He felt that these were basic human rights. These were the kinds of rights that no country had a right to deny their people. "
The Jugendamt undoubtedly does some good, somewhere, but it also has gained an international reputation as a ruthless organization that takes children from good families and wrecks homes.
"My experience with the Jugendamt has been terrible," Dan's mother Heidi Schulz said. "They destroy families; they torture people, and make money out of it."
She is still haunted by the morning her son was taken from her.
"He was screaming so much and he held me tight, and I couldn't do anything. Nothing," she recalled.
After he was taken, Heidi was only allowed sporadic visits and phone calls.
"And when I would call him, he would scream and say, 'Mama, come and get me!' And I would say, 'I don't know where you are,'" she said.
After three years of fighting and praying for her son, a judge finally ordered Dan to be returned home. Heidi said her son had been kept at an orphanage where he was beaten up by other children, poorly fed, poorly clothed and not educated for the first year and half.
"It was terrible. At first I thought I was just going to the doctor but it was nothing like that," Dan recalled. "They told me wasn't doing well and they told me that my mother was sick."
Opponents and victims of the Jugendamt say the system amounts to a government child-trafficking network, in which about 80 kids per day are seized from parents and funneled to children's homes and psychiatric care, with the overflow going to foster homes. They claim the system needs to continually take in more children to keep functioning.
"There is a system of persons, of social workers, of teachers, psychotherapists, who live on children being taken out of the family," German psychologist Carola Storm-Knirsch said. "We call it industry."
Storm-Knirsch has worked for the Jugendamt on several cases. But she broke with the Jugendamt over the Schulz case, which she called "totally wrong."
"There are homes with empty beds. And they need children," she explained. "And they call the Jugendamt and say, 'Hello, do you have a child for us?'"
Documents shown to CBN News indicate little Dan brought in about $8,000 a month for the state home where he was kept. While CBN News was there, Heidi got a bill in the mail from the Jugendamt for what was done to her family.
"One thousand-six hundred euros," she said, adding sarcastically, "They take your child and then they take your money."
No Reform Needed?
The local Jugendamt office is right across the street from the Schulz's, so we asked for an interview. They said they couldn't talk about the case, but said that they "acted in a humane and correct way, and legally."
The German embassy in Washington told us flatly that the Jugendamt does not need to be reformed. And it answered "yes," when we asked, "Does Germany adhere to the European Convention on Human rights in respect to the rights of parents?"
But a German legal expert insists that the German Supreme Court ruled in 2004 that the European Convention on Human Rights is not binding on Germany.
In her fight for her son, Heidi tried to get the ear of German politicians, such as the former head of the European Parliament. But a videotape shows that when another Jugendamt victim suggested the Jugendamt should be considered a criminal organization, the former head of Germany's Green Party, Reinhard Bütikofer, exploded.
"Stop it with this stupid brazen radical cr---! It's stupid brazen radical cr--! I don't want to be insulted by such cr--," he screamed.
Heidi Schulz has already raised two exceptional daughters. Winonah has studied in Japan, and Tashina in America. But the Jugendamt suspects Heidi has psychological problems, and they have begun a new process which could lead to her son Dan being taken away again.
Dan told us there's nothing wrong with his mom.
"The children's home is sick, not my mother," he said.
Echoes of Nazi Germany
The psychologist Storm-Knirsch agrees, saying the Schulz family is healthy, but she thinks some members of Germany's Jugendamt and family court system could use therapy.
"These people are sick!" she said.
Heidi, who was raised in communist East Germany, said that in some ways, communism felt safer than the new Germany.
"They (the Jugendamt) are so mighty," she said. "They have all power and you are nobody."
The German establishment doesn't like to be reminded that the Jugendamt was started by Adolf Hitler. Storm-Knirsch adds that "Adolf Hitler really did his work well."
HSLDA Attorney Mike Donnelly told CBN News that more German families are seeking political asylum in the United States.
Meanwhile, in Berlin, Heidi admitted to us that she feels defenseless, as she waits for the Jugendamt to decide whether she will keep her son.
June 23, 2010
“The recent CBN report noted the Jugendamt dominates Germany’s family court system and it appears to take children ‘when it wants, from perfectly normal families.’ …”
There is a system of persons, of social workers, of teachers, psychotherapists, who live on children being taken out of the family,” German psychologist Carola Storm-Knirsch told CBN. The report suggested some 80 children per day are taken from their parents. CBN reported the case of the German 7-year-old generated $8,000 a month for the state foster agency to which he was delivered.”
(Polish/english subtitles) - Excellent report from the polish TV wich shows how German JUGENDAMT proceeds to tear children away from their non-german parents in Germany. These CHILD ABDUCTIONS are committed legally by modern German administration. KINDERKLAU, KINDESENTZUG, KINDERKLAUBEHOERDE, LEBENSBORN
Polish / W sercu Unii Europejskiej rabuje się dzieci rodzicom-obcokrajowcom z użyciem politycznego urzędu: niemieckiego JUGENDAMTU. Reportaż programu „Uwaga!" o nielegalnych i nieludzkich praktykach nowoczesnej administracji niemieckiej. Republika Federalna Niemiec od czasu końca wojny z premedytacją, poprzez przemilczanie zataja te praktyki przed swoimi europejskimi partnerami. Teraz eurodeputowani zabrali się za badanie niemieckich dyskryminacji ... - JUGENDAMT - KINDERKLAU - KINDESENTZUG - LEBENSBORN -
EN : Part 1 The JUGENDAMT steals the 7 children of family Haase
The JUGENDAMT doesn't withhold from the death of a 13 year old child. This case is absolutely SCANDALOUS, even if far away to be a single case, rather the norm in modern Germany.
2001, the 7 children of Family Haase were taken away, stolen, by the JUGENDAMT, without any reason, as to generate profit for some forster homes.
2004, family Haase won against the FRG before the European Court of Human Rights. However the Court Arrest has never been applied in Germany since.
Consequently Lisa, the 13 year old daughter committed suicide in January 2007.
Mother Cornelia claimed her pain on German TV and accused the Jugendamt to be responsible for the death of her daughter.
This interview is now used as a pretence by the JUGENDAMT to withdraw again, the two children of 7, who were allowed to turn back in their family, last autumn and sent her the bill ... for the funeral expenses. Modern German cruaulty.
In Germany children are stolen from foreign parents 1/2
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Simone a Brazilian mother explains how the German administration is organized to retain any child, their children, on German soil. Please inform your friends! Warn anybody not to come to Germany !
Simone explains how non-German mothers are considered as a case of psychology only because she wants to maintain a contact to her children, after having separated from her German Husband. By the way, non-German fathers in the same situation are considered systematically as violent or a criminal.
Further, she explains how German parents can make all the allegations they wants against their non-German spouse, and they will never be checked on their truthfulness. German authorities use those deliberately against the foreigners to take their children away. It might sound unbelievable, but it is the truth.
For German parents it is easiest to justify in compliance with his own authorities why the children should be screened from the non-German one; just accuses (not to do, but to accuse) their spouse intends to "abduct" the children outside of the country. That's all. It's marvelous simple. It is the way used all over the country.
Simone a Brazilian mother explains how the German administration is organized to retain any child on German soil. Please inform your friends ! Warn anybody !
–”German bureaucrats take children from abused U.S. mom”
June 12, 2010, WorldNetDaily.
A recent article written by Bob Unruh of WorldNetDaily exposes how corrupt German government officials are kidnapping children and placing them in state care, in what appears to be a hugely profitable racket that has destroyed countless families. And this is perfectly legal!
At the center of the allegations of corruption is the German Jugendamt, the government youth welfare office, who has jurisdiction over families who home school children as well as cases of domestic violence.
A story of Domestic Violence and Jugendamt Corruption:
In the case of Phelicia Jackson, she is an American woman from Arizona who married a man with German citizenship ties, and had two children together. The marriage broke up due to reported allegations of domestic violence, the husband fled to Germany rather than to face the allegations in court. It should be noted that the most dangerous time for an abused woman is when she separates from her abuser–the intimidation, violence, and attempts to win her back will likely escalate as the abuser fights to regain control. It is not easy for a woman to escape abuse. That being said, Ms. Jackson eventually decided to reunite with her estranged husband and traveled to Germany with her children where the abuse began in another vicious cycle. Even worse, the children’s passports disappeared.
Desperate, Ms. Jackson called her father (a pastor) for help, and he urged her to go to the [US] embassy. Ms. Jackson and her children were able to reach the embassy then were placed in a battered women’s shelter. Instead of receiving help, social services workers from the Jugendamt took custody of both children and put them in foster care. A day later, Ms. Jackson was ordered into court and lost her parental rights. Ms. Jackson remains in Germany fighting against the Jugendamt to regain custody of her children. It does not appear the husband has been held responsible or criminally charged for domestic violence. Ms. Jackson was told she probably will not regain full custody of her children, but may be able to work out a deal to have some custody or visitation.
Families who home school are also being persecuted by the Jugendamt and losing custody of children–many are seeking asylum in other countries.
A German law, enacted during the regime of Adolph Hitler whose tactics for brainwashing children were used throughout Nazi Germany, outlawed home schooling as being detrimental to the child’s social development. That is to say, it’s considered “child abuse” to home school. During Nazi rule, children were enlisted in the “Hitler Youth” and were asked to spy on parents, neighbors and friends for suspicious activity. Children were used to report Jews in hiding and participate in activities where Jews were persecuted or killed. Girls were encouraged to bear children to breed a superior Aryan race and other children were also enlisted as soldiers. State schools were used to indoctrinate children, even to spread anti-Semitic ideology that was responsible for the Holocaust, and to this day has led to the development of modern extremist groups who still commit acts of murder and terrorism.
Considering this brutal history, it is appalling the home schooling law has not been abolished. It’s use has led to further acts of intimidation and harassment against the German people–it is responsible for the deliberate destruction of families, whose children are taken away simply because they choose to home school.
Stories from families who home school have alleged that the Jugendamt has placed parents in prison, put children in foster care or psychiatric facilities, and fined the parents thousands of dollars. Yet, those parents who comply with the law should be seriously concerned about what the government is teaching the children, and how much control the government has over their individual lives.
This is a scandalous story -and by international standards- an illegal separation of brother and sister in Duesseldorf, Germany !I´m a mother of two children that grew up happily since they were born. After eight years a German judge decided to destroy their youth by separating them.
Eighty children are abducted each day in Germany. This does not happen under the rule of law anymore. Can Germany still be called a constitutional state considering these ongoing Human Rights violations?
Escândalo - e de acordo com os Direitos Internacionais- Separação ilegal de irmãos em Duesseldorf !Eu sou uma mãe, cujos filhos, durante oito anos cresceram juntos, até o momento em que uma decisão judicial inacreditável para todos os especialistas acabou com esta juventude feliz.
Na Alemanha 80 crianças são arrancadas por dia de sua família. A Alemanha pode-se chamar ainda de um Estado de Direito, no momento em que ela viola diariamente os Direitos Humanos?
Skandalöse - und nach internationalem Recht - illegale Geschwistertrennung in Düsseldorf !Ich bin eine betroffene Mutter, deren Kinder von Geburt an acht Jahre zusammen aufwachsen durften, bis ein für alle Experten unfassbarer Richterspruch dieser glücklichen Jugend ein Ende machte.
In Deutschland werden 80 Kinder pro Tag aus ihren Familien gerissen. Darf Deutschland sich noch als Rechtsstaat bezeichnen, wenn dieses Land die Menschenrechte tagtäglich verletzt?