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“Stolen Generations”: Australia is addressing its past

The deeply sad song is something like the hymn of the Stolen Generations – those “stolen generations” of indigenous people who were snatched from their families between 1910 and 1970.

Aim: In homes and missions, the children should be “re-educated”, forgetting their origins and language and adopting the culture of European immigrants. Those affected suffer to this day because they feel at home neither with their people nor in the world of whites.