This Sunday April 28 Vancouver Alpen Club will be hosting the award winning storyteller Katharina Ritter. She is presenting the Schwabenkinder, the story of the Swabian children between the 18th and early 20th century who were taken from their villages in Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein to be sold in the children markets in Germany. They were then taken to the Upper Swabia –a region between the Baden-Württemberg and Bavarian province of Germany- to work in the German farms. The hard work at the farms, the separation from the families and the plight and suffering that these children had to endure in their journey became a subject of controversy in the American press. In 1915, the pressure of the international community finally put an end into the children markets.
Join the event on Sunday with family to enjoy the enchanting voice of Katharina Ritter and her thrilling tale of the Swabian Children.
Location: North American Premiere at the Vancouver Alpen Club. 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver.
Time: Sunday, April 28, 2013. 6 pm.
Admission fee: free.
Free parking available on the streets beside the building.
Sponsored by: British Columbia Council of Teachers of German
Generalkonsulat der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Vancouver
Vancouver Alpen Club