SPIEGEL WISSEN 04/20
It's been ten years since Celine and her three siblings were taken out of the apartment with flashing lights.
When the 17-year-old talks about that night, she sounds serene. "The neighbors called the police," she says.
"The first night we slept in the station."
Many would look at her pityingly as soon as she talked about her life back then,
about the parents who took drugs, about the neglect.
Nine years ago, Celine and her siblings came to the SOS Children's Village Harksheide in Norderstedt,
just under an hour's drive from Hamburg.
Words by Sarah Heidi Engel - Der Spiegel