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APH: Switzerland's kids by Cadaska APH: Switzerland's kids by Cadaska
Switzerland totally was Europeís babysitter back then :nod:
He got children from France, Belgium, Serbia, Spain, Czechoslovakia, England, Greece, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Actually the Swiss Red Cross still offers this service.


Switzerland had a population of about four million people back then and the Swiss still had to live on food rations after WWII. So taking care of so many kids in such times is pretty impressive imo :D

I think Ludwig cares for his people and therefore would have loved to take Switzerland up on his offer. However, he seems to defend Hitlerís decisions and opinions in front of other nations even when he personally disagrees with them (Austrian Anschluss). So he probably repeated what his bosses said and published about Switzerland (which, as you can see here, wasnít very flattering). Many ordinary Germans also didnít have a very high regard for Switzerland (again, Iím being diplomatic here X)).


The money came from donations by the Swiss population. Itís astounding but non-Swiss people were not even allowed to donate! Families which decided to take care of a foreign child didnít get any money for it (unless they really couldnít afford it, which was rare).
Most kids stayed for three months but a year or more was not that unusual.


That the Swiss liked the Austrian children most is of course not an indisputable fact. I just read testimonies which claimed that and thereís simply so much more information about the Austrian children that Switzerland must have had a special interest in them. I found so many photos of Austrian children. Thereís even a pretty awesome book with testimonies.
And of course this: [link]
The German kids who had come to Switzerland later founded a trust to help other children in need. 44000 German kids came to Switzerland after the war.

Switzerland is less hostile to Austria here becauseÖ.well, he got rather clingy after WWII (Austria approved) :XD:
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minneal Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, that's so cute
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BloodLily16 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good old Liechtenstein. 
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Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   General Artist
Aww so cute ^^
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Sashel506 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this so much@!
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xxRiddleFanxx Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The last panel's so cute~
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O-Idillya Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
that kid kinda looks like romano xD
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Dogviolet Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Amazing, as always!! :)
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Cadaska Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Thanks a lot!
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Dogviolet Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
You're welcome! :)
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statiqueSagitta Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
counting sheep
literally :iconpandarunplz:
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