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orphanage in Worms, Germany

Mary (View posts)
Posted: 18 Oct 2006 7:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Nov 2009 5:11PM GMT
Anyone know of, have names, info on orphanages in Worms, Germany in 1952? I think it was Catholic.....

Re: orphanage

RegNMINiles (View posts)
Posted: 18 Oct 2006 10:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Perhaps this book will be of interest :

Kinderheime, Kinderheilstätten in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. [1st ed.] München-Lochham: Pallas Verlag Dr. Edmund Gans, 1956. __ p. [2nd ed.] 1964. 320 p. A directory of children's homes and children's hospitals in West Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Arranged by city or town.

Reg Niles---not an expert on Germany

Re: orphanage in Worms, Germany

cgraves189 (View posts)
Posted: 17 Dec 2009 11:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was born in Worms, Germany in 1956 and was in an orphanage there. I was told it was a Lutheran Orpanage run by nuns. A military couple took me in on behalf of the American parents who later adopted me. I'm looking for information also. I have a German and American birth certificate. Were you in the orphanage also?

Re: orphanage in Worms, Germany

dhulsbos (View posts)
Posted: 28 Jan 2010 6:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for the info. Do you have the name of the orphanage? Do you know if there was more than one orphanage in Worms at the time? I don't remember what I said in my original posting. My mother was from Eich, a town outside of Worms. I was born January 1952, adopted by an American (Army) couple---apparently from an orphanage in Worms. Good luck with your searching. Mary

Re: orphanage in Worms, Germany

carrellrenee1 (View posts)
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 4:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Aug 2011 7:41PM GMT
My husband was born in 1956 to a small dark-haired woman who already had 3 children living in her mother's home. Her mother told her she could not bring this baby home. She had the baby at an orphanage with nuns but I'm not sure if it was Catholic. The baby was very small and the German woman and US G.I. had to wait to bring him home until her weighed at least 5 pounds. His mother never saw him.
I think this was in southern Germany, my mother-in-law will not tell us what town this took place at. She did think that the father was a US G.I. who had a Polish last name.

Re: orphanage in Worms, Germany

mi2early (View posts)
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 7:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
ADMIN NOTE:

Can you say, please, how your post relates to this thread?

Re: orphanage in Worms, Germany

carrellrenee1 (View posts)
Posted: 23 Aug 2011 4:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
I guess it really doesn't--sorry, at the time I did not know the name of the city the orphanage was in but, it was not Worms.

Re: orphanage in Worms, Germany

grichmondreck (View posts)
Posted: 26 Aug 2011 11:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
The name of the orphanage is Kinderheim St Marien. It is still Catholic.
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