Andrej Abplanalp 29.06.2022
From Basel and later from Birsfelden, Anne Frank’s father, Otto, worked to ensure that what is probably the most famous diary in history was read all over the world.
Andrej Abplanalp 09.06.2022
On 9 June 1712, Christoph Lieber lost his head. A prominent Catholic Klostervogt (abbey bailiff), Lieber was one of the reasons why the conflict between the Swiss denominations flared up again at the beginning of the 18th century.
Andrej Abplanalp 25.02.2022
In 1872 contact between San Francisco and Glarus stopped. It seems Rudolph Heer wanted to finally cut all ties to his old life…
Andrej Abplanalp 23.02.2022
After arriving in America in 1868, Swiss emigrant Rudolf Heer was unable to find work in the east of the country. So he and his family moved further west.
Andrej Abplanalp 21.02.2022
In 1868, Rudolf Heer and his family emigrated to America. In five letters home to his mother he described his life in the New World, allowing us a glimpse into the life of an emigrant.
Andrej Abplanalp 14.02.2022
At the beginning of the 20th century, the general enthusiasm for aviation also found its way into the military. After a tentative start, in 1914 Switzerland began to assemble a fleet of its own.
Andrej Abplanalp 31.01.2022
In 1850, Switzerland got its first national postage stamp. But it took a long time to persuade everyone to use it. The reason for this was, as usual, money…
Andrej Abplanalp 17.01.2022
Switzerland’s first international treaty was signed with Austria in July 1849. It was an agreement on the regulation of postal relations.