A dark chapter in Switzerland’s history
Abused, not cared for – these few words sum up the fate of countless children, adolescents and adults in Switzerland up into the 1970s. Under the title ‘Vom Glück vergessen’ (Forgotten by happiness), the Rätisches Museum Chur vividly brings to life for its audience the reality of ‘enforced welfare measures’.
Vom Glück vergessen
22.08.2020 29.08.2021 / Rätisches Museum Chur
The exhibition is centred on five people affected by the system of enforced welfare measures, all born between 1881 and 1957. In accessible rooms made of cardboard you, the visitor, are invited to enter their world. Audio dramatisations and archive documents tell their stories. And the question is raised: how does what happened affect us today? The exhibition is available in German, Italian and Romansh and is accompanied by a free booklet. Well-prepared teaching materials (secondary level) are available for teachers (in German). For instruction at tertiary level, there is a Moodle course at www.sorgeoderzwang.ch The audio pieces are also available online, along with a film on the subject.