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 ]
demand atonement from all those responsible for their suffering.

@ 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!!!

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

, 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:

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

, 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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