Category: Culture

2. October 2019

20th / 21st century | Culture

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The lost film of Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein

by Christophe Vuilleumier

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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18. September 2019

Modern Age | Society

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Homesick for the mountains

by Alexander Rechsteiner

200 years ago, homesickness was thought to be a typically Swiss affliction. It was triggered by ‘Kuhreihen’, old herdsmen’s songs. The children’s book character Heidi also suffered from homesickness.

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28. August 2019

Modern Age | Religion

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The synagogues of Lengnau and Endingen

by Gabriel Heim

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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7. August 2019

20th / 21st century | Sports

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The nation’s favourite gymnast

by Andrej Abplanalp

Jack Günthard was both a superb athlete and a gifted entertainer. With his radio and TV shows, he got the nation on its feet and keeping fit.

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31. July 2019

Modern Age | Literature

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The Rütli fan

by Michael van Orsouw

Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, was a fan of William Tell. In the 19th century, he even wanted to buy the Rütli and build a castle on it.

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