The Plight of Belgian Children: The Allied Interest in the Child Evacuation Scheme to Switzerland, 1942-1945

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Abstract

In June 1942, the Allied governments investigated whether they could support and enlarge an ongoing Swiss-led humanitarian mission to evacuate 100,000 Belgian, French and Yugoslav children from their war-torn countries and send them to neutral Switzerland. The logistics of these plans involved gaining the consent of the German government, the participation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and its national branches, the approval of the Swiss government, the financial support of the British government, and the promise of provisions from the United States and Canada.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChildren and War Past and Present II
EditorsGrazia Prontera, Wolfgang Aschauer, John Buckley, Helga Embachler, Albert Lichtblau, Johannes-Dieter Steinert
PublisherHelion & Co.
Chapter9
Pages149-158
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781911096917
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

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