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Military internees

During the Second World War Switzerland took in 103,000 members of foreign armies.

These were made up largely of Poles who had fought in the French Army, French soldiers, deserters from Germany, Allied soldiers who had escaped p.o.w. camps, and Italians.

For information please click on the appended PDF's.


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Military internees - background information
10.12.2008 | 35 kb | PDF
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Military internees - the records in the Federal Archives
10.12.2008 | 41 kb | PDF
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Military internees - links/tips for further research
10.12.2008 | 41 kb | PDF


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