571. The Hebron Home

The Hebron Home (Børnehjemmet Hebron) was the center of a massive investigation conducted by the Danish state in 1907. Motivated by her strict religious upbringing the female headmaster held the children in the children home under control with her iron fist supplemented by use of isolation rooms. Sometimes the children were even starved. In the end the investigation resulted in her being forced to resign.

Backed by religious people she was appointed to teach at local religious school until she was fired for being too strict there also. She died in 1922.

Sources (In Danish only)

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About Rotsne

Danish immigrant, but very integrated. After having worked for another research center, I have recently started working for International Culture Exchange where I serve the youth and their families wanting to become an exchange student.

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