Exile and Migration (Switzerland)

Huber, Anja (2018). Exile and Migration (Switzerland). In: 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War. Freie Universität Berlin 10.15463/ie1418.11289

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This article analyses Swiss migration policy and Switzerland’s role as a country of asylum from 1914 to 1918. Subsequent sections discuss the change in migration patterns; how political emigrants and refugees were dealt with; the role of exile communities; the establishment of new border controls and a Federal Immigration Authority; and eventually the discourse on "Überfremdung". This article argues that the war gave rise to new migratory patterns and a defensive outlook against foreigners in Switzerland. Furthermore, the state of war enabled the Swiss government to centralise migration control at the federal level.

Item Type:

Book Section (Encyclopedia Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Swiss History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Modern and Contemporary History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Economic, Social and Environmental History

UniBE Contributor:

Huber, Anja Gabriela

Subjects:

900 History
900 History > 940 History of Europe
900 History > 950 History of Asia
900 History > 990 History of other areas

Publisher:

Freie Universität Berlin

Language:

English

Submitter:

Daniel Segesser

Date Deposited:

26 Feb 2019 10:29

Last Modified:

01 Nov 2019 06:16

Publisher DOI:

10.15463/ie1418.11289

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.124455

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/124455

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