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July 1945

INTERNATIONAL STUDY WEEKS FOR CHILD VICTIMS OF THE WAR S. E. P. E. G.Semaines internationales d'Etudes pour l'Enfance victime de la Guerre Internationale Studienwochen für das Kriegsgeschädigte Kind

Am J Dis Child. 1945;70(1):40-42. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1945.02020190047010

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Abstract

In its message of Feb. 25, 1944 the Federal Council proclaimed its desire, as soon as conditions permitted, to provide neighboring populations which had suffered from the war with immediate and generous aid.

This great proposal has aroused the liveliest interest both in Switzerland and abroad, as hitherto the war has obliged our country to maintain a reserved and even a passive attitude which have often been misinterpreted. People now look to us to furnish the counterpart of the privilege which we have enjoyed in remaining unscathed. On the other hand, these years of peace in the midst of tumult and revolution have run the risk of isolating us and even of excluding us from the initiatives to which the hardships and the liberation of other peoples are giving birth.

However, a constructive movement, sprung from our very neutrality, is taking shape, based on the desire to forge links, to

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