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From the viewpoint of care receivers

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This chapter concentrates on the fourth phase of care, involving the reaction and response from those receiving care. It tells the story of a girl, who lived with the Poor Sisters of The Divine Child. Care receivers are often overlooked in historiography and the archives hardly contain any traces of them. One of the girls who lived there from the beginning, Evelina van der Lugt, left a personal document covering the period of 1852-1856. Because her mother died and her father was ill, she and her sister had to go to a children's home. The asylum had only opened the month before their arrival. Forty years later she recorded her memories of these first years. She told the history of the home as she had experienced it at the time, from the perspective of a receiver of sisterly care.

Keywords: asylum; care receivers; Evelina van der Lugt; Poor Sisters of The Divine Child; sisterly care



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