Monday 23 09th 2013
Dear Madam Chancellor Angela Merkel,
I hope that this letter will be read and considered carefully.
I wanted to write you the day before yesterday. I was totally impressed with your strong statement on television, because you have so well stated that this country needs children's rights and religious freedom. I found you very honorable and admired you very much. I was very glad that you had been elected.
To start with, I want to introduce myself to you. My name is Eva Krumbacher. I am 17 years old and was forced to leave the so-called sect of the twelve tribes through a police raid. This intervention has separated me and the other 39 children and babies at once from our parents. All of us had been used to having a close, loving relationship with our parents. I found this to be a very brutal and aggressive intervention in our private lives. I think you must have heard about this matter.
I love my life there in the community and would never wish for something else, at least not now. I would say that all rights have been revoked, especially of the smaller children. Children have the right to live with their parents if they want it. My little sister, for example, is suffering mental harm through this separation from our parents. I call that child abuse, when children are removed forcibly from their parents. It goes against the will of the child.
Also, there is no freedom of religion, if parents are not allowed to teach their children the way they want it. I was trained by my mom always at home and have not become stupid. The only reason, why I did not obtain a qualified degree is because we were at the time outside the country. I think it's wrong when our training is referred to as poor or bad. That is unfair. I want to get justice and speak for the rights of young children because their human rights (the right to be together with my father and my mother, the right to psychological integrity, right to express my religion) is being trampled upon and not being recognized.
I place great hope in you. I wish that Germany to be a strong country through you, and that through you, we will be granted religious freedom and the freedom to teach children at home, as is that possible in most European countries.
I really hope that this letter will be read seriously and will not inconsiderately be thrown in the trash. I need help and the children need help. I put my hope in you, so that we can return home. Please listen to me .
Greetings and thanks