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Inside The Secret Experiment That Purposely Left Orphaned Children With Pedophiles

Berlin in 1973 during the World Festival of Youth and Students. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons

Helmut Kentler, the man behind the project, was a noted psychologist whose work was often called an ‘open call for pedophilia’

By Gina Dimuro | 22 January 2018

ATI — The sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s is usually lauded as having broken down outdated codes of conduct and morals while paving the way for important advancements in women’s and gay rights.

But what happens when every social code is broken? There are two sides to every coin, and in West Germany, the sexual revolution had a dark underbelly that culminated in a pseudo-scientific experiment sponsored by the government that placed unknown numbers of children in danger.

The discussion of pedophilia in politics has had a strange history in Germany. The country’s Green Party is now mainly associated with environmentalist policies, but there is an ugly chapter in its history that has recently been brought back into the spotlight. […]

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