Category: 20th / 21st century

12. December 2018

20th / 21st century | Religion

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Wooden nativity scenes from the Bernese Oberland

Wooden nativity scenes from Brienz have a long tradition in Switzerland. The original design was created by Hans Huggler-Wyss in 1915.

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7. December 2018

20th / 21st century | Politics

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Frauen im Streik!

One hundred years ago, a quarter of a million people downed tools in the general strike. What role did women play in the three-day strike of November 1918?

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5. December 2018

20th / 21st century | Culture

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Toni Vescoli and the beatniks

Toni Vescoli was part of Zurich’s beatnik scene in the late 1960s. The musician looks back on his early days, when long hair was still frowned upon and guitar music was the work of the devil.

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30. November 2018

20th / 21st century | Culture

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Warhol, Tinguely, Polke and the escape into cursing

What demon had taken hold of Sigmar Polke when he created his ‘Schimpftuch’ in 1968? And what statement does Tinguely’s beer bottle-smashing machine make? We don’t know. What is beyond doubt, though, is that these artworks truly defined a style.

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9. November 2018

20th / 21st century | Politics

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Peace at last!

After more than four years of violent conflict, the First World War came to an end on 11 November 1918. Social tensions in Switzerland had intensified drastically and culminated the next day in the general strike.

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