Rauhes Haus ("the Rough House"), the name of an institution founded at Horn, near Hamburg, in connection with the German Home Mission. It is partly a refuge for neglected children; partly a boarding school for the moral and intellectual education of children of the higher classes; and, a training school for those who wish to become teachers or officials in houses of correction. It was opened Nov. 1, 1831. By the addition of new houses the whole has been very much enlarged. The children live in families of 12. In connection with the Rauhes Haus there was founded in 1845 a kind of conventual institute for the education of young men as superintendents of similar institutions.
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