Refugee, Military, History
While surrounded by the Axis powers in World War II, Switzerland remained democratic and, unlike most of Europe, never succumbed to the siren songs and threats of the Nazi goliath. This book tells the story with emphasis on two voices rarely heard. One voice is that of scores of Swiss who lived in those dark years, told through oral history. They mobilized to defend the country, labored on the farms, and helped refugees. The other voice is that of Nazi Intelligence, those who spied on the Swiss and planned subversion and invasion. Exhaustive documents from the German Military Archives reveals a chilling rendition of attack plans which would be dissuaded in part by Switzerland's armed populace and Alpine defenses.
Halbrook, Stephen P.
"The Swiss And The Nazis: How The Alpine Republic Survived In The Shadow Of The Third Reich,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 43
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol43/iss1/2