Christophe Vuilleumier
Christophe Vuilleumier is a historian and board member of the Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Geschichte (Swiss Historical Society). He has published a number of articles on 17th and 20th century Swiss history.

15. April 2020

War/battle | 20th / 21st century | Politics | Society | Article | Featured

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German prisoners of war in Switzerland

After World War II, many German prisoners of war escaped to, and through, Switzerland. Swiss authorities responded in different ways: some of these fugitives were deported, while others were interned.

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27. March 2020

Modern Age | Culture | Economy | Article | Featured

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The ‘kings’ of Geneva

The Exercice de l’Arquebuse was a Geneva society which, until 1782, held a festival of marksmanship (Schützenfest) each year, which culminated in the crowning of a ‘king’. This king then ruled temporarily as monarch.

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2. October 2019

20th / 21st century | Culture | Article | Featured

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The lost film of Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein

90 years ago, Russian director Eisenstein shot a film at La Sarraz Castle featuring an array of avant-garde luminaries. But the footage has remained lost to this day.

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30. August 2019

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The dangerous business of Jules Bloch

Swiss industrialist Jules Bloch exported ammunition components to France during the First World War. Germany attempted all kinds of intrigues to put an end to his dealings.

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8. February 2019

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War refugees: the Italians in 1914

For thousands of Italians living in France, Germany and Austria, the outbreak of the First World War meant getting out. They chose to flee through Switzerland.

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