30 Years Ago, Romania Deprived Thousands of Babies of Human Contact

Estimates say that 30 years ago under Nicolae Ceaușescu’s regime in Romania, 170,000 babies, children, and teens lived in “child gulags” often in filthy, horrific conditions. Deprived of loving care of any kind, those that lived were often under-developed physically and mentally, finding it hard or impossible to form attachments with other people. This is the story of one man who survived and was adopted by a family in America.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Jun 22, 2020
Length: 34 minutes (8,748 words)
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