Germans Petra and Dirk Wunderlich are going through a horrific nightmare. They homeschool and because they homeschool, the local village’s Youth Welfare Office put the four Wunderlich children under their legal custody last fall.
The Catholic News Agency (CNA) reports the Wunderlich’s children were removed from their home by police force last week.
German raid on home-schooling family draws condemnation
On the morning of Aug. 29, the association reports, 20 social workers, armed police officers and special agents took four children from the home of Dirk and Petra Wunderlich, who were educating their children in violation of the national ban on home schooling.
The children range in age from seven to 14. The family lives near Darmstadt, 25 miles southwest of Frankfurt.
“I looked through a window and saw many people, police, and special agents, all armed,” Dirk Wunderlich told the home-school society. “They told me they wanted to come in to speak with me.”
He said three police officers brought a battering ram and were prepared to smash his door. When he let them in, the officers shoved him in a chair and told him they had an order to take the children.