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The changing faces of a timeless Swiss icon

It’s not easy being a child actor. The pressure of growing up on screen can be too much for some, while others manage the transition to successful careers in acting or something else. What became of some of the dozens of young girls who played Heidi? The story of the ...

Swiss soldiers celebrate Christmas

During the Second World War Switzerland followed the “Reduit” strategy, a concept of using the Alps as a defence against the Nazi threat. This meant that many soldiers had to do their military service in secluded mountain areas – even during the festive period. (SRF/Filmwochenschau/swissinfo.ch) Show more Source Culture – ...

An Eritrean festival in a Swiss church

What happens when Switzerland’s sizeable Eritrean population has a round-the-clock religious festival to celebrate and nowhere to gather? Photographer Daniel Rihs found out. The protestant community in the town of Buchs in northern Switzerland came to the rescue and offered their church to the Eritreans for the nearly 24-hour Epiphany ...

New Credit Suisse boss welcomed by Swiss papers

Tidjane Thiam’s face was on the cover of the main Swiss newspapers on Wednesday, along with the words “non-banker”, “carrier of hope” and, in particular, “black”. “Long overdue” was the view of Zurich’s Tages-Anzeiger regarding the change at the top of Switzerland’s second-largest bank, which also signalled a “fundamental strategic ...

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