152. Vaerebro boys home
“Værebro’s drengehjem” as it was called in Danish existed until 1984. Ironically the boys home was founded by a so-called humanitarian organization named “Foreningen af 1838 til Forsømte Børns Frelse” (The organization of 1838 for the salvation of neglected children).
The boys were disciplined by being tied to the vault in the Gym. Then the employees would use a tawse or often af piece of rope on their bare backs until blood was drawn. It is difficult to understand the level of torment and abuse these boys were put through.
Under no circumstances could it have been fun to live there as a teenager.
- Forsorgsmuseet har modtaget en gymnastikhest med en grum historie (History Online – In Danish)
- Fik tæsk med tovværk (Fyens Stiftstidende – in Danish)