If you have a cell phone and alerts turned on you may periodically get messages warning of emergency weather conditions or Amber alerts asking you to assist in the recovery of a child kidnapped from their family. The system has saved countless numbers of lives. Yet, when a government kidnaps children there is no task force in place for their recovery.
As you may remember, we went to Germany last year to support the Global Home Education Conference and help lawmakers see that homeschooling was not something to be fearful of, but rather to embrace. I met some of the Wunderlichs, a persecuted homeschooling family living in Germany. They were wonderful people who had done a great job raising their oldest son. Unfortunately, their school-aged children have since been kidnapped by the German government, and fellow homeschoolers must act now. HSLDA has compiled everything you need to put pressure on Germany to release the children back to their parents. First, please pray for them, as God has protected them in the past and we know His Will will be done again.
At 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013, in what has been called a “brutal and vicious act,” a team of 20 social workers, police officers, and special agents stormed a homeschooling family’s residence near Darmstadt, Germany, forcibly removing all four of the family’s children (ages 7-14). The sole grounds for removal were that the parents, Dirk and Petra Wunderlich, continued to homeschool their children in defiance of a German ban on home education.
The children were taken to unknown locations. Officials ominously promised the parents that they would not be seeing their children “anytime soon.”