Child victims of the system

Despite Switzerland's current reputation as a wealthy country, as recently as the 1970s children from poor families were routinely sent by the authorities to live with farming families as child labourers under a harsh care system. This widely-accepted practice involved tens of thousands of children. Revelations of ill-treatment and abuse have emerged in recent years, prompting a government apology and moves towards official compensation. 

Righting past wrongs
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Child labourers

A new feature film sheds light on a sad chapter of Swiss history. From the 19th century until the mid-20th century, the authorities placed ...