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Dear Friends,

Although the Higher Regional Court of Munich found no traces and could confirm no evidence of mistreatment of our daughter Merea, our appeal was rejected. So Merea continues to be held in the children’s home. Now our appeal goes before the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe.

My beloved Merea

Our beloved daughter, Merea.

In Switzerland, we have also reached the Swiss Federal Court, because of the delivery of our daughters Merea and Eva from Switzerland to Germany. The Supreme Court in Bern has rejected our complaint.

Unfortunately the courts are not in a hurry. This is all at the expense of children and of course also of their parents. The situation seems to harden. It’s time to pray, talk, write, act, whatever we can do. Everyone is called to use according to whatever his ability and his talent is. Something has to change, otherwise…

Today, we – tomorrow you.

This is what is facing Germany and seemingly Switzerland, and maybe all of Europe.

Once every 14 days we are allowed to visit our daughter Merea. She lives in the Marie Heim, near Augsburg. Four of the Twelve Tribes children are housed here, in two separate groups. The children’s home is actually quite a nice home.

For our children, a prison

However, for our children, it is not a nice children’s home, but a prison, because they are treated like prisoners. The head of the home confirmed that he never had such strict rules for girls. The reason he said is that the children should not be influenced by the parents, which is the direction given by Mr. Singer of the Jugendamt of Donau-Ries.

This is an extreme example of a contact ban. It is the attempt to kill, to destroy, not an individual, which is clearly a crime, but a family: to destroy the relationships that make that small, special group of relatives what they are, a family.

The fact that the children are affected every day by all sorts of people seem to fall into oblivion. The influence of parents, siblings and friends is classified on the basis of our faith in the Bible as dangerous and undesirable. Our faith in God is being outlawed.

At the last visit, as the others, our visit was totally monitored. An educator or Jugendamt assistant guard us every second, so that no word escapes the ear of supervision. This means that our daughter Merea (and all the other children of the Twelve Tribes ), since the taking into care (state kidnapping), can no longer talk openly and be at ease with us, their parents. This has been going on for over six months.

I call that torturing children…the modern way.

Our Children are treated like prisoners of war.

The children are particularly guarded in everyday life. Their letters are opened and read, still, even after 6 months. Letters will not be given to them if they are written in English, even though the children are bilingual and have English-speaking friends or relatives. Also German letters will only be handed over, or read when the writer (eg, the parents) do not affect the child through the mail. One can therefore only superficially write “the weather”. The letters of the children are censored and not given to the children if they are not acceptable…to the Jugendamt (youth department).

The will of our children will be broken and their little souls torn apart. This is the will of the Jugendamt.

It is amazing that the children’s homes, youth protection institutions, and foster parents strictly follow the instructions of the Youth Office, although these directions go against the “dignity of man” and against the rights of privacy in one’s communications, and against the interests of the child.

This blind loyalty to the state is reminiscent of Communist East Germany (the DDR) or Nazi Germany (the Third Reich). “I am only following orders,” everyone can truly say. Their fathers said it before them.

Someone might say, “Yes, but Romans 13 says that state authority is ordained of God and that we must therefore obey the civil authority.” Did not the apostles also have a conflict with the state’s authority long ago? See Acts 5:27-32.

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29)

Authority is good, but when a government legislates against the word of God, we must obey our Father more than the government. We (the Twelve Tribes ) are obedient to the government as long as they remain within the limits which God has given them (Romans 13:1-7).

The German government is keeping our children as hostages. It does not give us the opportunity to emigrate with our children in another country .

With kind regards,

David and Barbara Krumbacher


The Krumbacher family in happier times, at home. That’s Merea in the middle.

It’s time that the government wakes up in Germany and protects the rights of its citizens, and stop restricting and taking them away.

The Basic Law must be maintained.

Article 1

( 1) The dignity of man is inviolable. To respect and protect it shall be the duty of all state authority.

Article 2

(1 ) Everyone has the right to the free development of his personality…

Article 3

( 1) All persons are equal before the law.

(3 ) No one may be prejudiced or favored because of his sex, his parentage, his race, his language, his homeland and origin, his faith, or his religious or political opinions. No one shall be discriminated against because of his disability.

Article 4

( 1) Freedom of faith and of conscience, and freedom of religious or philosophical creed, shall be inviolable.

( 2) The undisturbed practice of religion shall be guaranteed.

Article 5

( 1) Everyone has the right freely to express his opinions in speech, writing, and pictures and distribute and to inform himself without hindrance from generally accessible sources.

Article 6

( 1) Marriage and the family shall enjoy the special protection of the state.

( 2) The care and upbringing of children is the natural right of parents and a duty primarily incumbent upon them. Through its operating monitors the state community.

Article 10

( 1) The privacy of correspondence, posts and telecommunications shall be inviolable.

Article 13

( 1) The home is inviolable.

( 2) Searches may be ordered only by a judge, are placed at risk in delay, by other authorities designated by the laws and carried out only in the form prescribed.

Article 17

Everyone has the right, individually or in writing that in community with other requests or complaints to the competent authorities and to the legislature.


Please read the news about our children:

The Lost Honor of the Krumbacher Family.

The Press Release of the Community in Klosterzimmern.

Seized in the Middle of the Night: this describes their seizure in Switzerland (they are Swiss citizens) and their forced return to Germany. This is what our appeal to the Swiss courts have been about.

My daughter, Havah’s (Eva), diary: Diary of an Abused Girl. This concerns her abuse at the hands of the Jugendamt in state custody.

At the Krumbacher family you will find more links to what our children have written.