Dr. Karin Jäckel (firstname.lastname@example.org) www.karin-jaeckel.de
Joumana Gebara (email@example.com)
From the book
Nicht ohne meine Kinder - Eine Mutter
kämpft gegen das JUGENDAMT
Not without my children -
A mother combats against the JUGENDAMT"
Karin Jäckel und Joumana Gebara,
Editor Lübbe, February 2006
Joumana Gebara is the daughter of an Italian-French
mother and a Lebanese father but German citizen. She
is a divorced single mother of three children, a daughter
and two sons.
After a degree in business management, she remains
unemployed in Germany. The Federal Employment Service
(Arbeitsamt) bear her application's expenses for a
job in Italy. She gets an unlimited employment contract
in a leading company in Bolzano.
Since Joumana is a single mother and two of her children
can't stay by their father, the JUGENDAMT funds
a childminder for the time she will be seaking for
an apartment in Italy.
The children's fathers have common custody rights
on children with the mother. Both agree the relocation.
The removal is organized, children are checked out
from school and different sports clubs. Everything
is prepared for a new beginning in Bolzano.
Nobody warns the mother that she is at highest
risk to lose her children by doing so in modern
Germany. Each time she calls the childminder
from Italy to check if everything is ok, each time
she gets assurance everything is allright. Even still
then, when the Jugendamt has already secretly abducted
As she comes back to Germany, in order to pick up
her children, her children are gone. Only her daughter
is there. The two sons had disappeared. Nobody tells
her why they have been taken away and where they are,
weither the police, nor the JUGENDAMT.
Finally, the desperate mother can find out that her
older son has been abducted, placed and hidden by
JUGENDAMT without any hearing, any Court decision,
any defense, any rights at all, in an unknown care
family at a location which is kept secret, the youngest
assigned to his father.
The JUGENDAMT doesnt give any explanation to her.
A high-dramatic, emotional fight begins for the mother
to get her two sons back, who were raped by JUGENDAMT
in violation of any international Law, conventions
and Human rights.
Weeks later, at the hearing before the Court, the
German Judge doesnt verify wether if the administrative
abduction was legal or not, nor who is the custodian
parent. But the JUGENDAMT asserts for the first
time the real reasons which lead few civil servants
to rape children, as they are used to do in modern
the employment of the mother harms German KINDESWOHL
[ worlds unique child's well-being ]. Further, since
the mother cant care for her children during work
time, she has to charge a childminder for the period
after school. Therefore - so the civil servants, who
felt extremly at ease before the local Judge in the
Court room - she neglects her children. In addition
they allege that the mother has abandoned her children
in Germany, and intended to abscond to Italy.
The black despaired objections and evidences of the
mother are simply ignored (this is normality when
brought by a foreigner) by the German Judge. Moreover
the Court refuses to hear the daughter's testimony,
even if she is 14 years old. The agreement concluded
between mother and JUGENDAMT, shortly
before travelling to Italy, loses instantly any probative
force. By his statement to the press later on, the
Jugendamt's speaker explained; "the mother haven't
arrange the terms of her departure together with the
JUGENDAMT, even if she had no obligation to
Later on, the JUGENDAMT alleges to the officer
of the italian youth authority's department: "we
took her children away. It doesn't play any role whether
Joumana Gebara is a good or a bad mother, the removal
of children to Italy harms German KINDESWOHL."
Briefly before Christmas 2004 the German family court
punishes Joumana Gebara for working and takes from
her the parental custody for both of her 6 and 7 years
old sons. She is not allowed to see her children nor
contact them in any way not to mention that she is
not authorized to take her children with her to Italy.
Moreover no one reveals the whereabouts of her older
Mother and children go through hell.
Finally what no one has expected help will come from
France : Joumana meets Olivier, President of the French
parental association CEED in Paris and father of a
son who was abducted to Germany by the German mother
and retained there since with support of German Judge
Joumana Gebara wins in Olivier an adept advisor and
a courageous helper, who links her to his personal
network, goes along with her to German authorities
and lawyers, brings publicly criminal charge for child
abduction against the reponsible employees of the
JUGENDAMT and finally plans the retrieving
of her older son.
When the secret location of her 'disappeared' son
is revealed through a bright searching action, they
carry out a secret action to save her son from adoption
in a German forster family and bring him to Bolzano.
Months later Joumana carries out on her own account,
together with another helper from the USA, a second
action to get back her younger son.
What both children had to suffer of in Germany is
published in the book. This are heart-breaking documents
of mental cruelty, committed under the cover of the
German " KINDESWOHL", German legal 'well-being'
By the Court hearing before the Italian Family Court,
the requesting German father has opportunity to explain
why he followed strictly JUGENDAMT's instructions.
The judge abided to the imploratory request of the
small boy not to be sent back to Germany and parted
again from his family, mummy, sister and brother .
The "Case Gebara" is not a unique case
in modern Germany.
German and foreign organizations of parents and grandparents,
whom German JUGENDAMT and Family Courts have
taken their children and grand-children away, have
complained massively against the praxis of German
administration, which tear out children from their
families in order to break tie for ever to biological
parents and grand - parents, which instigate and machinate
behind the curtain, so that Court decision on visitation
rights will never be be enforced for non custodian
parent, and last but not leas, wich provide the necessary
'legal' support to German abducting parents, so that
at the long term their binational children will remain
in Germany and separated definitly from their foreign
In the past ten years, around two million married
parents lost contact to their children through German
Court decisions, not considered hereby, is the number
of unreported cases from unmarried couples. Each year
thousands of new cases are to be added.
The governments of the USA, Great Britain and France
protested already violently against this family jurisdiction.
However even the quotation of President Jacques Chirac,
who defined German family jurisdiction as "the
jungle law" still applies to German jurisdiction.
In a conference held ten years ago, German officials
described the JUGENDAMT as a "Kinderklaubehoerde"
(a child rapting administration). But nothing happened
Since foreign parents are tricked dishonestly by
JUGENDAMT and GERMAN JURISDICTION, with the compliance
of German politicians, since most victim parents who
try to oppose to German 'legal' Kidnapping and administrative
trafficking in children are hazed with no end and
sometimes threat of being jailed, even if they are
the victims but not the perpetrator, since Italian
have understood what is going on in the case of Mrs
Gebara, we decided to meet off the German soil to
held the first book presentation in Bolzano.