From 1945-47, my siblings and I were at the Milwaukee County Home for Dependent Children.
I went home sooner than they did and they stayed a year or two later.
We had to earn our keep and where worked like dogs and mistreated.
I have a sister who is still suffering to this day because of being locked in a closet every night.
My brother was beaten with a rubber hose and I suffered at the hands of a matron that couldn't stand me.
There were four of us.
The idea of records being burned is just an excuse to me. Just like when my son asked for his records from treatment he received from Behavorial health, no one seemed to know where they were either after a big move.
I remember those tunnels and the horrid food we would be forced to eat. The only time our food was decent is when inspectors came in, then we were treated like royality by the people in charge. Mr & Mrs Brandstetter or ? Can't quite recall how to spell it right.
I found an article through Newspaper Archives.com about beatings with the hose and when the desk drawer was opened there it was and the story was out. Then was covered up due to the DA running for office and never prosecuted the responsible parties.
My brother suffered at their hands and was never the same.
We were taken from our parents due to neglect.
Miserable life. I will never forget it.
The building still stands and is a spooky place even now. My bed was in front of the upstairs window in the center.
If anyone knows anything about that place or was there, it would be good to hear from them.