Upon my arrival in Europe, one year after the war had ended, I found the people busily clearing away the wreckage and rebuilding the damaged structures. The reconstruction of the ravaged cities was being carried on with great rapidity; but, in their preoccupation, people overlooked the millions of children who were orphaned or deserted. Left to shift for themselves in a world of hunger, misery and squalor-and deprived of human care-these children wander aimlessly about the streets, begging or stealing. They have lost all sense of security, morals and decency.
"Europe's Forgotten Children,"
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