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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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:iconlittleshadow3:
littleshadow3 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student Artist
I never knew....OMG!
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muuu1234 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Dat last one tho
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:iconminneal:
minneal Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, that's so cute
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:iconbloodlily16:
BloodLily16 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good old Liechtenstein. 
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:icondreamer-of-magic:
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   General Artist
Aww so cute ^^
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:iconsashel506:
Sashel506 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this so much@!
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:iconxxriddlefanxx:
xxRiddleFanxx Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The last panel's so cute~
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:icono-idillya:
O-Idillya Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
that kid kinda looks like romano xD
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:icondogviolet:
Dogviolet Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Amazing, as always!! :)
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:iconcadaska:
Cadaska Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Thanks a lot!
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:icondogviolet:
Dogviolet Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
You're welcome! :)
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:iconstatiquesagitta:
statiqueSagitta Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
counting sheep
literally :iconpandarunplz:
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:iconthe-adorkable-nerd:
The-Adorkable-Nerd Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love it ^^
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:iconkiramaru7:
kiramaru7 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
I love your cartoons, but this one really hit home. My uncle's mom was born in France & she survived WWII cuz her parents  sent her to Switzerland during the war. The sad thing is she never saw her family again, but she did eventually emigrate to America & started a family here. :D
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:iconcadaska:
Cadaska Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Thank you!
That's sad to hear. I'm glad Switzerland accepted her, they turned away many refugees. Especially if they were Jewish.
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:iconkiramaru7:
kiramaru7 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
You're welcome!

Yeah, but that was the sad reality for people living during a time of war, more especially during WWII. We're Jewish, so it's lucky they took her in. How sad for her parents to put their baby on a train, knowing they may never see her again, or wonder if she's okay, or whatnot. *sighs*
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:iconcadaska:
Cadaska Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Yeah, I'm glad our generation can no longer imagine what that feels like (and doesn't have to)
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:iconkiramaru7:
kiramaru7 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
*nods* Exactly! I feel bad that there are still children & families in war-torn places that know these tough choices. *sighs*
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:iconthomas41:
Thomas41 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Every time I read one of these I just die of laughter! XD
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:iconcadaska:
Cadaska Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Thanks! XD
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:iconthomas41:
Thomas41 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
No problem just sat on my computer for at least an hour reading them laughing hysterically everytime.
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:iconskies-of-amaranth:
skies-of-amaranth Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
That's so nice of Switzy~
Also, where did Liech learn all THAT?
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iheartwinky Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love these comics.
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:iconcadaska:
Cadaska Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Thanks! :)
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:iconblackstormwarrior:
blackstormwarrior Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Love the second panel XD
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:iconlunaflight77:
Lunaflight77 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Funny and Historical. ;)
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:iconagltaria:
AGLtaria Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Mountain Jew.

FFFFFFT
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:iconsullendream:
SullenDream Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
awwwwwww! switzerland was soo nice!! :aww:
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:icondangara2610:
Dangara2610 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
*///0///*
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:iconnymm-kirimoto:
Nymm-Kirimoto Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
d'awwwwwwwwwwww
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:iconmorrigansfury:
Morrigansfury Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwww
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:iconminid97:
minid97 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute!!! Very well done.
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:iconkiyoko-mai:
Kiyoko-mai Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconx3v2plz:
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:icondotheumbridgesmash:
DotheUMBRIDGESMASH Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Austria's kid is so cute!
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:icongunslingerprincess:
GunslingerPrincess Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my gosh!!!!!! YES!!!! THIS IS SO FLIPPING AWESOME! GREAT WORK!
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:iconvampyremisa:
vampyremisa Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist
no... romanian kids.....
anyway great artwork!
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:icongeek-de-la-musique:
geek-de-la-musique Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this.

I've been, ah, lurking for a while, but I must say, this is LOVE. especially the last panel.
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:iconcadaska:
Cadaska Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Thanks! :)
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:iconhetalialover345:
hetalialover345 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
swissaus
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:icongraceglow:
Graceglow Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Liechtenstein.
Is.
A.
Freaking.
Boss.
XD
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:iconpokemonaofei:
pokemonaofei Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
AWWW MY LOVE FOR SWITZERLAND JUST WENT UP A NOTCH
Nobody beats Austria and Prussia though~ (in the Germanic circle; my favourite Nation is still Russia, kolkolkol...though I sometimes wonder why he is up there.....)
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DarkKyubbi Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondurrhurrplz:
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:iconbignick142:
bignick142 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Wow! I never knew we did this. This makes me so proud to be Swiss:)
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:iconrina-san28:
Rina-san28 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Liechtenstein and her puns.
NO, FRANCE! KEEP THE STATUE OUT! Better yet, GIVE IT TO ME!
This is awesome.
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SakuraWhitefang Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
AWWW! the little austria holding the cow plush was sooo cute!
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:iconxxsolarcrossoverxx:
xXSolarCrossoverXx Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Aw! Cute!
Swizzy really likes kids (to a point, not having a bedtime story can be sad, da?)
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:icongermanyalyssa:
germanyalyssa Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
These have to be my favorite comics.
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:iconyumemedley:
YumeMedley Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Is there an article I can read on this? I did a google search, but I'm not finding much.
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:iconcadaska:
Cadaska Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I don't think there are any non-German articles.
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:iconyumemedley:
YumeMedley Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Okay.
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