Category: Society

3. June 2020

20th / 21st century | Women in history

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Female focus

by Ricabeth Steiger

In the history of professional photography, there are fewer well-known female photographers than male ones. There have, of course, been more male photographers overall, but this has also been due in part to social convention.

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15. April 2020

20th / 21st century | War/battle

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German prisoners of war in Switzerland

by Christophe Vuilleumier

After World War II, many German prisoners of war escaped to, and through, Switzerland. Swiss authorities responded in different ways: some of these fugitives were deported, while others were interned.

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10. April 2020

20th / 21st century | Nature

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A queen among the Green

by Andrej Abplanalp

40 years ago, the second Swiss Horticultural & Gardening Expo, ‘Grün 80’, attracted millions of Swiss people, and one queen: Queen Elizabeth II.

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8. April 2020

20th / 21st century | Politics

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Protected moorland instead of military training ground

by Aaron Estermann

In the 1980s, there was a pitched battle in Rothenthurm to save an area of moorland. This ultimately resulted in the adoption of a constitutional article on nature preservation.

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25. March 2020

Middle Ages | Women in history

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Nuns – Powerful women in the Middle Ages

by Andrej Abplanalp

Medieval nuns – the phrase brings to mind a group of women living in seclusion behind convent walls, devoting themselves to their faith. But a look at history gives a very different picture.

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