Dominik Landwehr
Dominik Landwehr is a cultural and media scientist and lives in Winterthur.

3. August 2020

Literature | Modern Age | Education | Culture | Article | Featured

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The birth of the tabloid media

With the advent of printing, from the late 15th century onwards printed news reports could be produced and circulated for the masses. In many cases, these reports were composed in the style of today’s tabloid media.

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5. June 2020

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

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The Schwarzenbach Initiative

It was probably one of the most controversial votes in 20th-century Swiss history: James Schwarzenbach’s ‘excessive immigration’ initiative of 7 June 1970.

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27. May 2020

Technology | Tourism | 20th / 21st century | Economy | Article | Featured

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When Dutti bought a mountain railway

At the end of the 19th century, Switzerland experienced a mountain railway boom. There was feverish building activity on Monte Generoso. But the company was only able to survive with help from Migros.

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6. May 2020

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

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A song goes round the world

His voice touched millions. Tenor Joseph Schmidt died in 1942 in the Zürcher Oberland, on the final leg of his escape from the Nazi regime. Even today, the Jewish singer’s story is a moving one.

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28. February 2020

Collection | Technology | 20th / 21st century | Politics | Featured

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The CX-52 cipher machine and an espionage scandal

The CX-52 is one of the first cipher machines produced in Switzerland by the company Crypto AG. It is a much sought-after collector’s item and symbolises the greatest espionage scandal since World War II.

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