Category: Politics

14. December 2018

20th / 21st century | Politics

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From Buchenwald to the Zugerberg

After the Second World War, young survivors of Nazi concentration camps were brought to Switzerland to recover. The Burg Zug Museum is exhibiting drawings by the so-called “Buchenwald children” for the very first time.

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7. December 2018

20th / 21st century | Politics

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Women on strike!

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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28. November 2018

Modern Age | Politics

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Switzerland – a country without a capital

Berne has been the permanent location of the Swiss Government since 1848. Previously, other places had also had this honour. Aarau was one, along with Lucerne and Lausanne. The story of a long search.

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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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7. November 2018

20th / 21st century | Politics

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Switzerland as a safe haven for pacifists

During the First World War, Switzerland increasingly became a place of refuge for pacifists. It was thus not only a neutral centre in Europe, but also the focus of countless intrigues.

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