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can you imagine if you slept with a guy in your teens and your entire counrty hated you for it until you died?

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 11:34 PM
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Norway finally forgives women who slept with Nazi soldiers

 

By Kate Connolly in Berlin
Published: 12:01AM BST 27 Oct 2005

Norwegian women who slept with German soldiers during the Second World War and have been denied a special pension ever since as punishment are finally to be forgiven.

Known as "tysketöser", German whores, they have until now been excluded from the war pension paid to all who remained true to "good national principles" during the occupation.

Now, however, Norway's government has quietly reversed its policy of discrimination against the women and will start paying the money to the few dozen still left.

"Very few are still alive and most went to their graves as shamed Norwegians," said Eva Simonsen of the University of Oslo. "But the important thing here is the principle.

"These women are no longer to be punished for the love stories of their youth that took place 60 years or more ago."

In fact, the Nazis who occupied Norway actively encouraged affairs between local women and German soldiers, part of an SS plan to enrich the Aryan gene pool. But when the occupiers fled and the puppet regime of Vidkun Quisling fell, the "tysketöser" were denounced as traitors.

Around 14,000 women who had relationships with the enemy were arrested at the end of the war and 5,000 were sent to labour camps.

Even today the estimated 12,000 children they gave birth to are seen by many older Norwegians as a danger to society.

After the war they were separated from their mothers, placed in homes where they suffered sexual and physical abuse and often classed as mentally deficient. The then authorities justified their treatment by arguing that the offspring of the German-Norwegian couples were a potential fifth column.

The most prominent "tyskerunge," or "German brat", is Anni-Frid Lyngstad, the brunette singer from the 1970s Scandinavian super group, Abba. Her mother, Synni, had an affair with a German soldier and was forced to flee with her to Sweden when they were ostracised in their village in northern Norway.

Synni died in the late 1940s and her daughter did not meet her German father until she was in her 30s.

Those of the women's children who finally received compensation payments of £2,000 this summer have cautiously welcomed the belated acknowledgment of their mothers.

"I was silent about my suffering for 50 years, like the other children only coming forward to tell my story in the late 1990s," said Gerd Fleischer, daughter of a Norwegian mother and German father. "But my mother's silence lasted until the grave".

The payments are calculated on the basis of average income during a working life. Those still eligible will not receive backdated payments.

Around 160 "war children", led by an Oslo lawyer, Randi Spydevold, are fighting for more compensation at the European Court of Human Rights.

Harriet von Nickel, 63, another plaintiff in the case, said: "When I was nine or 10, drunken villagers branded my forehead with a swastika. I rubbed sandpaper on my skin to get rid of it."







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mamacita4two
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 11:37 PM

well kinda

his family hates me cuz"i got preg"

its not the whole country but just his family



nazratred
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 11:40 PM

I couldn't imagine being hated by my entire country. But there is way more to it than the title.  To these people Nazi's were the ultimate evil for killing so many innocent Jewish men, women, and children and to have one of their own sleeping with them was too much to take.  it was a different era and different times.  even now most people think the Nazi's were vile, so I can understand why the venom that was coursing through the country towards these women even if it was fair or not.  But no I cannot imagine being hated by my entire country for something I did in my teens.




 




 

HungarianQueen
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 11:41 PM

Theres a difference between sleeping with a random man and sleeping with a Nazi. I don't think the children should have been taken from their mothers and abused and mistreated due to something their mother did but... really, as far as the mothers go, sleeping with a Nazi isn't something to be proud of.  

nazratred
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 11:42 PM

And also I think it is horrible that the children were treated so bad.  It is never a child's fault for the actions of a parent. 




 




 

Jennifer63080
by Platinum Member on Jan. 25, 2010 at 11:43 PM

I thought this post was going to be about Tiger Woods!! LMAO 


nazratred
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 11:53 PM

LMAO..I did too when I read the title..too funny.

Quoting Jennifer63080:

I thought this post was going to be about Tiger Woods!! LMAO 





 




 

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