Medicine: The Babies Never Smiled

Doctors know what to do about the undernourished bodies of European children. What to do about their war-warped personalities is not so simple. Last week UNRRA workers described some 200 stick-legged, spare-ribbed children now housed at Kloster-Indersdorf Monastery north of Dachau. All are under 16 and all were former inmates of Dachau.

The 18-month-old babies could not sit up at first—and they never smiled. Those old enough to remember anything remember most vividly the separation from their parents at railroad sidings where their parents were crowded into trucks.

When first released, the starving children wanted to talk more than they wanted to eat;...

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