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    Mary Ellen Wilson (1864–1956) or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. As an eight-year old, she was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.

    Among these tales one of the most tragically gruesome is that of Little Violette whose name rings through infamy, forever associated with the epithet “The Zombie Child.”

    The Slipshod Sisters, date unknown. The Sisters ran the Slipshod Home for Feeble Minded Children.

    52 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever

    The Last Seconds | This woman and her child are about to be executed. Their crime? They're ethnic Ukrainians. Stalin ordered a "Great Purge" from 1937-38. The executions were carried out by the NKVD, the Soviet Union's secret police.

    "Don't Let Daddy Lick Me Again!" wow! Beating the crap out of your child so he will take a laxative?! How ironic, not to mention disturbing.

    Genie is one of the closest cases to investigate "the Forbidden Experiment." Genie is the pseudonym for a feral child who spent the first thirteen years of her life locked inside a bedroom strapped to a chair. She was a victim of one of the most severe cases of social isolation ever documented. Genie was discovered by Los Angeles authorities on November 4, 1970. After, she was never able to grasp language or the concept of grammar, generating evidence for the 'critical period' theory.

    Mary Bell - child serial killer When she was 10, Mary Bell strangled a 4 year old boy named Martin Brown. When she was 11, she, along with a 13 year old friend killed another boy, this time a 3 year old named Brian Howe. They strangled him, and Mary carved an “M” into his stomach, cut off his hair, and mutilated his genitals. She was convicted shortly afterwards and served 12 years in prison, eventually she was released and granted permission to start life under a new name. She ...

    The Lebensborn project was one of most secret and terrifying Nazi projects

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    As an eight-year-old, Mary Ellen Wilson was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly. Her case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Image dated 1874.

    Lina Medina was the youngest mother in history, just 5 years, 7 months when son Gerardo was born in 1939. Her abuser was never discovered. Lina is still alive but her son died of cancer at age 40.

    The nurses behind the Nazi 'Super Race Children': Inside the Aryan breeding wards where boys and girls were given UV treatment if their hair turned brown

    Judith Barsi (1978-1988) was a child actress whose most famous for her voice-over work as Ducky in The Land Before Time. She and her mother were shot to death by her abusive and jealous father after shooting them he burned them and committed suicide on July 25, 1988. Barsi's final film, All Dogs Go to Heaven, in which she voices the orphaned Anne-Marie, was released a year after her death and the song Love Survives, used in the movie, was dedicated to her memory.

    Against child abuse !

    I can not imagine, and never hope to know, what is going through the hearts and minds of these people.

    Living Conditions of Mary Ellen Wilson 1864-1956 - America's First Recognized Child Abuse Case. She was never allowed out of this apartment in Hell's Kitchen. As an eight-year-old, Mary Ellen Wilson was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly. Her case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

    Gertrude Nadine Baniszewski also known as Gertrude Wright and Nadine van Fossan, was an Indiana divorcée who, with the aid of most of her own children and neighborhood children, such as Ricky Hobbs and Coy Hubbard, oversaw and facilitated the prolonged torture, mutilation, and eventual murder of Sylvia Likens, a teenaged girl she had taken into her home.

    One Child of the #Holocaust

    Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in 1848, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years old. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence.