The operator of this website is the highly motivated community-minded Martin Mitchell from Australia (himself an instititionalised and abused minor in church institutions in the former West Germany)

The S.Ü.H.N.E. Team demands Antonement!
[ German Surviving Care-Leavers themselves are taking the Initiative ]
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demand atonement from all those responsible for their suffering.
SURVIVING CARE-LEAVERS – CARE-LEAVERS SURVIVORS
ÜBERLEBENDE HEIMKINDER – HEIMKINDER ÜBERLEBENDE

@ www.Heimkinder-Ueberlebende.org specializes in the elucidation of . . .
Institutional child abuse – Institutional child sexual abuse – Institutional child slave labour – German contemporary history – German church history – Background and causes of institutional child abuse – Longterm effects upon the huge number of German victims – Consequences for society as a whole – Taking to account the perpetrators and all those who owed a duty of care to the children held in their custody and failed them miserably – Demand for an immediate end to the silence and an end to the treating in Germany of these matters as being tabu and not to be spoken about!!!
http://www.heimkinder-ueberlebende.org/German_institutional_child_abuse_victims_are_taking_the_initiative.html.


Definition of Terms:

THE MACQUARIE DICTIONARY: Australia’s National Dictionary:

acknowledgment = acknowledgement noun 1. the act of acknowledging or admitting. 2. a recognition of the existence of a truth of anything: the acknowledgment of a foreign power. 3. an expression of appreciation. 4. a thing done or given in appreciation or gratitude. 5. Law a. an admission of a debt or obligation, especially a written admission that a debt is due. b. declaration by a testator before witnesses that he or she has signed a will.

The Random House College Dictionary of the English Language

accountable
, adj. 1. subject to the obligation to report, explain, or justify something; responsible; answerable. 2. capable of being explained; explicable. – accountability, accountableness, n. – accountably adv.

THE MACQUARIE DICTIONARY: Australia’s National Dictionary:

repentance
noun 1. compunction or contrition for wrongdoing or sin. 2. regret for any past action.

remorse noun 1. deep and painful regret for wrongdoing; compunction. 2. Obsolete pity; compassion.

atonement noun 1. satisfaction or reparation for a wrong or injury; amends. 2. (in Christian theology) the reconciliation of God and humankind by means of the life, sufferings, and death of Christ. 3. Obsolete reconciliation; agreement.

expiation noun 1. the act of expiating. 2. the means by which atonement or reparation is made; atonement.

reconciliation noun 1. the act of reconciling. 2. the state of being reconciled. 3. the process of making consistent or compatible. 4. Roman Catholic a sacramental rite involving a declaration of sins in order to obtain absolution, usually on condition of an act of penance.

The Random House College Dictionary of the English Language

amends
, n. (construed as sing. or pl.) 1. reparation or compensation for a loss, damage, or injury of any kind; recompense. 2. Obs. improvement or recovery, as of health. 3. make amends, to attempt to compensate for offensive conduct, as by making an apology.

[ Date of first publication on this Website: 12 October 2004 ]

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