Read Eva’s Diary.

Dear Friends,

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Eva Krumbacher was taken away from her parents, along with about 40 other children, by 100 armed German police on Yom Teruah, Sept 5, 2013. She attempted several times to run away from the foster homes in which she was held captive. Being a dual citizen, she was able to escape with her little sister to her grandmother’s house in Switzerland. There, she was found by the German police.

The Swiss authorities scheduled a meeting of the family with their social services. Instead, three days before the meeting, they sent Swiss police to capture her and her sister and take them by force to the German border. There they turned them over to the German police. It was a journey of many tears.

Finally, through an appeal to a judge who heard her heart, she was able to return to her parents, which had been the desire of her heart since the beginning. Her sister, Merea, remains in captivity. She also desires her freedom, but is younger, and so is not capable of standing up to the German legal system.

Eva appealed for help to the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, but as yet has received no reply. In her diary above, you will find her letter to the Chancellor, as well as her diary entries over the course of the three months she was in captivity, describing the day-by-day events since she was taken away from her home, her parents, and her friends.

Sincerely, for the Communities of the Twelve Tribes,

Kevin Carlin

First published as Newsletter 25 on January 2, 2014