Friday, February 11, 2022

Evacuations of children in Germany during World War II

The evacuation of children in Germany during the World War II was designed to save children from the risks associated with the aerial bombing of cities, by moving them to areas thought to be less at risk. The German term used for this was Kinderlandverschickung (KLV), a short form of Verschickung der Kinder auf das Land ("relocation of children to the countryside").

KLV Maria Taferl, Aufenthaltsort in der K L V, Osterreich, 1938 – 1945 - The Kinder-Land-Verschickung (KLV) Lager system cared for German children and tried to keep them out of harms way during WWII.

Maria Taferl is an Austrian market municipality of 872 people in the District of Melk and the most important pilgrimage site in all of Lower Austria. After Mariazell, Maria Taferl is the most important pilgrimage destination in all of Austria. Maria Taferl is located in the Nibelungengau in Lower Austria on a bank over the Danube and 47.48% of the municipality is forest. The Maria Taferl Market takes place on the so-called "Taferlberg" (Taferl Mountain), and the remaining districts are found in the hilly surrounding area. To the south, the basilica sits on top of the hill and is widely visible throughout the town. First photo source:

Source: Jugend in Reich – Adolf Schmidt book 1942 – Maria Taferl, Austria, pg 80



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