Contact point for coercive measures

Contact point for victims of coercive measures and placements until 1981

Those directly affected by former forced welfare measures and placements up to 1981 (administrative care, forced castrations and sterilizations or forced abortions, forced adoptions as well as placements as foster, boarding or foster children and children in institutions) can contact us.

With the revision of the Federal Act on the Reappraisal of Forced Measures and Placements prior to 1981 (AFZFG), the submission deadline for the solidarity contribution was abolished. The amendment to the law came into force on November 1, 2020.

We can offer you the following support:

support you
with the
file search

We arrange competent specialists

We inform and advise you on how to proceed.

Please contact us at
telephone number 061 205 09 10
. We would like to invite you to a personal meeting.

Further information on this topic can be found on the website of the Delegate for Victims of Forced Labor at

If you would like to contact the State Archives directly, these are the addresses of the Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft State Archives:

State Archives of the Canton of Basel-Stadt
Martinsgasse 2
P.O. Box
4051 Basel

State Archives of the Canton of Basel-Landschaft
Wiedenhubstrasse 35
4410 Liestal