Category: 20th / 21st century

24. December 2018

20th / 21st century | Culture

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The story of a Christmas carol

Exactly 200 years ago, ‘Silent Night, Holy Night’ was performed for the first time. Thanks to its moving message and captivating melody, it is one of the world’s most popular Christmas carols.

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19. December 2018

20th / 21st century | Economy

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Rivella – Whey makes it possible

It’s quite rare for a lawyer to invent a soft drink. And the fact that he used a by-product to do so is almost impossible. But that’s exactly what happened. The result was Switzerland’s national drink, Rivella.

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14. December 2018

20th / 21st century | Politics

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From Buchenwald to the Zugerberg

After the Second World War, young survivors of Nazi concentration camps were brought to Switzerland to recover. The Burg Zug Museum is exhibiting drawings by the so-called “Buchenwald children” for the very first time.

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12. December 2018

20th / 21st century | Religion

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Wooden nativity scenes from the Bernese Oberland

Wooden nativity scenes from Brienz have a long tradition in Switzerland. The original design was created by Hans Huggler-Wyss in 1915.

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7. December 2018

20th / 21st century | Politics

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Women on strike!

One hundred years ago, a quarter of a million people downed tools in the general strike. What role did women play in the three-day strike of November 1918?

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