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2/8/2007 4:44:31 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA: Calls to the German Embassy are Having an Impact!

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

HSLDA: Calls to the German Embassy are Having an Impact!

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

Earlier this week we shared with you what is happening to Melissa
Busekros, the 17-year-old German girl who was forcibly removed from
her parent's custody by more than 15 police officers and then placed
in the child psychiatry unit of the Nuremberg clinic. The account can
be read at .

Thank you for answering the call! Many of you have responded and the
German Embassy has received hundreds of calls and emails. In addition,
homeschoolers in Canada have also responded and the German Embassy in
Canada has also received hundreds of calls.


We continue to have an opportunity to help Melissa Busekros by doing
three things.

1. The Busekros family has asked that letters be sent directly to
Melissa at the psychiatry clinic. The address is:

Amina Melissa Zalona Busekros
Klinikum Nurnberg-Nord
Haus 48 B
Prof.-Ernst-Nathan-Str. 1
D.90419 Nurnberg

2. Contact the Minister of Justice in Bavaria:

Beate Merk
Prielmayerstr. 7
80335 Munchen
Tel. +49 89 5597 1799
Fax +49 89 5597 3580

3. Continue calling or emailing the German Embassy and give him this

"We are shocked to hear of the Busekros' homeschooled daughter Melissa
being removed from the custody of her parents and being placed in a
child psychiatric unit. This is an outrage that hearkens back to the
Nazi era. We cannot believe a free nation would put a homeschooled
child in a psychiatric ward for 'school phobia.' The attack on the
homeschool families throughout Germany must stop."

Dr. Klaus Scharioth
German Embassy
4645 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC, 20007-1998
(202) 298-4000

The embassy can be emailed from its website:


German parents have been fighting for the right to homeschool for the
last seven or more years. However, all efforts have failed in the face
of the stubborn German government and their official response that
they cannot "allow a counterculture to exist."

We believe the hope for Germany will be via international pressure
bearing down so that they abandon their witch-hunt after homeschoolers
and their terrible treatment of these innocent families.

Homeschoolers remaining in Germany are hoping to legalize
homeschooling in one state and thereby make a safe-haven for
homeschoolers. However, German homeschoolers are so few and the
attacks so intense that it is hard to make any progress in this area.

If you wish to assist the Germans in their struggle for homeschool
freedom, or with many other struggling countries, you can donate to
HSLDA's international fund via the Home School Foundation at .

Your donation will be used to meet the needs of homeschoolers in
Germany. After meeting the known homeschooling needs in this country,
if there are remaining funds, this money will be transferred to the
Foundation's International Fund to meet homeschooling needs in other

Thank you for standing with these families and taking a moment to
assist them.


Christopher J. Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel
Director of State and International Relations

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