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Swiss withdraw photo exhibition on war victims

Switzerland has withdrawn its offer to present a photo exhibition on war victims that was scheduled to open at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters on March 30. Complaints from certain ambassadors resulted in the withdrawal. According to the La Liberté newspaper on Thursday, the exhibition by Swiss photographer Jean Mohr met with ...

What the Swiss get up to on the day of rest

We see children, women, men, with or without dogs, sledging, washing cars, vacuuming, in the forest, in the allotment – or simply doing nothing at all. What these large-format photographs all have in common is that they were taken outdoors, on a Sunday afternoon, in black and white and appeared ...

When Churchill mixed Swiss business and pleasure

On September 19, 1946, Winston Churchill gave a historic speech in Zurich in which he called for a “United States of Europe”. Exactly 50 years after his death, swissinfo.ch goes behind the scenes of the speech and looks at what he thought of Switzerland – and what Switzerland thought of ...

Milestones in Swiss pop

Swiss pop has been on a voyage of self-discovery ever since the Hula Hawaiians put out the country’s first rock instrumental, “Chimpanzee Rock”, in 1957. A museum exhibition tells the story. The Bern Museum of Communication’s “Oh Yeah!” exhibition traces the development of Swiss pop music over 60 years, from ...

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