Re: Internment camps in Switzerland 1939-1945 #holocaust

Family Bonds

I had family in these camps, and I have found little specific documentation of the camps themselves. I have looked for photos but have found almost nothing. Under the laws of the time, if your father's first cousin had married a Swiss worker, she would have lost her Swiss citizenship; women were assigned the citizenship of their husbands. This was true in almost all western countries at that time. I had Swiss-born extended family who were not protected by the Swiss government during WW2 because they had earlier married men who were citizens of other countries.  

The Swiss government maintained detailed records on the people in the camps, and you can order copies from the Swiss Federal Archives. Search the archives for Alfred's name. You have to pay for the copies, which are sent digitally.

Frank Bond

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