Some Origins of Karl’s Activism

Karl’s career as an activist began at age ten.

Following Anna Trapp’s death, he was abruptly moved to a farm-based Lutheran children’s home (Rettungshaus Marienberg Kinderheim), two kilometers outside the small village of Schwarzenbach an der Saale, in Upper Franconia, Bavaria. The “rescue” home was established in 1853 to cater for vulnerable and socially disadvantaged children from all over Bavaria. In 1958, there were lots of orphans in Bavaria who needed housing. Read more