22. May 2019

20th / 21st century | Culture

Art follows bombs

On 1 April 1944, Schaffhausen was mistakenly bombed. The municipal museum lost more than 80 paintings. Then, artworks to match the scale of the losses started arriving from all over Switzerland. Even now, this level of cultural donation is testament to the huge solidarity compatriots felt for the stricken city.

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17. May 2019

Modern Age | Society

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The dream of a brave new world

She spoke no English and had no job. Nonetheless, in 1891 19-year-old Stephanie Cordelier decided to emigrate to the USA.

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15. May 2019

20th / 21st century | Culture

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Switzerland and Eurovision

Switzerland and Europe – it’s a love-hate relationship. At least when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest. A potted history.

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10. May 2019

20th / 21st century | Politics

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The ‘Kanton Übrig’ – Switzerland’s ‘leftover’ Canton

In 1919, the population of Vorarlberg voted to join Switzerland. The Federal Council was split, and the country otherwise was also rather reluctant. In the end, the region remained in Austria.

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6. May 2019

20th / 21st century | Politics

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The national exhibition of 1939

The national exhibition of 1939 was not only a centre for the spiritual defence of the nation – it was also a hugely successful exhibition. With over 10 million visitors, it was extremely popular as well.

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1. May 2019

20th / 21st century | Economy

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Switzerland from above

Eduard Spelterini was an adventurer, balloonist and photographic artist. He showed many for the first time what Switzerland looks like from above.

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