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Switzerland's Shame:The children used as cheap farm labour

Explore Switzerland // Oct. 30, 2014

Switzerland’s shame – children used as farm labourers. Swiss children from poor families were regularly taken from their families and forced to work on farms. This practice continued well into the 20th century. Now there’s a campaign to compensate the victims.

Switzerland's Shame:The children used as cheap farm labour


This dark secret is the subject of a new BBC documentary. You can hear the harrowing tale of the plight of the children and how they are fighting for recognition and justice.


BBC Assignment – a special broadcast this weekend on WRS – just after the news at 3pm on Saturday and again at 10am on Sunday.

Read the BBC story here

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