Category: Society

31. October 2018

20th / 21st century | Politics

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For peace in a time of war

The outbreak of World War I took Switzerland’s pacifists by surprise. Nevertheless, they intensified their efforts to bring about peace in Europe.

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17. October 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

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Tripping

75 years ago, Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann experienced the first LSD trip in history. LSD has been changing our view of the world ever since.

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3. October 2018

20th / 21st century | Literature

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Swiss picture books before 1900

Ernst Kreidolf’s Art Nouveau books, in which he brings flowers and insects to life, are among the oldest Swiss picture books. His book “Flower Fairy Tales” was published in 1898. Up until then, illustrated books for younger Swiss children were very rare.

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20. September 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

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Wild dances: Village living after 1968

In the late 1960s, many hippies moved to the countryside. In communal house-shares, they cultivated their own lifestyle. Not entirely without resistance, as the example from Birmenstorf shows.

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19. September 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

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Slouching instead of sitting

In the 1960s, the Swiss-style parlour began to lose its appeal. People no longer sat properly at the dining table, but hung about on sofas, carpets or bean bag chairs.

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