Greenland Cultural Genocide

Greenland Cultural Genocide

In the 1950s, Denmark conducted a social experiment and abducted 22 Greenlandic Intuit children from their parents and moved them to Denmark to assimilate them into Danish culture. They were promised a better life in Denmark with the goal of them later returning to Greenland, as assimilated Danes, to form a future elite who could serve as a link between Copenhagen and Greenland's capital Nuuk. More than half died before reaching adulthood.

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