G3 Witzwil

In 1894, Witzwil estate in Western Switzerland was turned into a prison. Prisoners had to work on the farm and dig irrigations ditches in the surrounding wetlands. From 1913, all Roma and Sinti entering Switzerland were interned. Families were split up and the men were sent to Witzwil to do hard labour until they and their families were deported.

1913 - 1925