Children's Home No. 6

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Children's Home No. 6 was an orphanage in Moscow established for orphans from fascism.[1] It was established for Austrian and German children and was considered a model in the Soviet Union, housing some 130 children.[2] In 1938, a number of the teenaged residents were arrested in the so-called Hitler Youth Conspiracy, bringing pressure to close the school.[2]

Other institutions for German-speaking children were the Karl Liebknecht School and Ernst Thälmann summer camp,[3] both of which closed around 1938.

Despite the efforts of the Austrian Communist Party to keep it open, the orphanage was closed in 1939, a week after the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.[2]

Notable former residents[edit]


  1. ^ Barry McLoughlin, Kevin McDermott (Eds.), Stalin's Terror: High Politics and Mass Repression in the Soviet Union Palgrave Macmillan (2003), p. 182. ISBN 1-4039-0119-8. Retrieved November 29, 2011
  2. ^ a b c Barry McLoughlin, Kevin McDermott (2003), p. 219
  3. ^ Atina Grossmann, "German Communism and New Women" in: Helmut Gruber and Pamela M. Graves (eds.) Women and Socialism, Socialism and Women: Europe Between the Two World Wars (1998), pp. 160. Berghahn Books. ISBN 1-57181-152-4 Retrieved November 13, 2011