an orphanage was in former times an educating home for half - and full orphans, also for heavy-drawable, who do not receive the necessary welfare service with parents . Orphanages developed from the Findelhäusern of the Middle Ages, particularly numerously since that 17. Century from the establishments of the Pietisten, z. B. the Francke' donations in ( Saale) or the princess Franziska Christine donation in meals resounds. Today to a large extent in child and youth villages come up.

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