Gabriel Heim
Gabriel Heim is a book and film author and exhibition organiser. He is principally concerned with research into topics of modern and contemporary history and lives in Basel.

28. August 2019

Modern Age | Politics | Religion | Culture | Article | Featured

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The synagogues of Lengnau and Endingen

The first Jews settled in Lengnau and Endingen in the 16th century, and the country’s first synagogues were built in those villages.

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21. August 2019

Modern Age | Religion | Economy | Article | Featured

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The Rue du Parc synagogue in La Chaux-de-Fonds

In the late 19th century, La Chaux-de-Fonds was a popular destination for Jewish immigrants. This also benefited the watchmaking industry and the urban landscape, which gained the country’s largest synagogue.

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15. August 2019

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

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Over on Freigut!

At the beginning of the 20th century, the city of Zurich attracted scores of Jewish families. They brought their culture with them to their new homeland, also building synagogues. Like the one on Freigutstrasse, for example.

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5. July 2019

Women in history | 20th / 21st century | Society | Economy | Article | Featured

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The Italian girls of Migros

With the ‘Trentino Promotion’ launched by Gottlieb Duttweiler, a first wave of young Italian women took up positions in Swiss households in 1946.

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3. January 2019

Research | Modern Age | Economy | Article | Featured

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From the pharmacy to the supermarket shelf

Ovomaltine is a popular breakfast drink. It was invented by a pharmacist, and to begin with it was only available in pharmacies.

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