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Thousands of people in Switzerland who were forced into child labour are demanding compensation for their stolen childhoods. Since the 1850s hundreds of thousands of Swiss children were taken from their parents and sent to farms to work - a practice that continued well into the 20th Century.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29765623

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Comment by Gaye Dalton on October 29, 2014 at 13:59

At last it surfaces - just to validate the father of the ex partner (she would be a little younger than I so this is just before WWII)  of my Swiss ex was sold into this kind of serfdom near Basel. It was common practice, nobody remarked such things until now.

Dearly though I love them the Swiss are better at keeping their dirty secrets than anyone.

I am glad this is "out" at last.

 

Comment by jack colleton on November 25, 2014 at 9:50

too long for twitter.

Comment by Andrew Brennan on January 4, 2015 at 23:12

If you click on the Share icon .... beside the Twitter & Facebook icons you can then select Twitter in the pop-up box that appears.  It's only then a matter of editing the Tweet ....

Comment by jack colleton on January 5, 2015 at 1:14

thanks Andrew. i hope that works!  i am used to doing what you suggest on facebook and being forced to be creative can create a whole new message! 

Comment by jack colleton on January 5, 2015 at 1:16

- 92 characters. not sure how i can reduce that enough!

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