On the exhibition:
Fifty years ago, in August 1968, the Prague Spring was brutally crushed. And it was not long before the tragic events received a real face: The refugees arriving in Switzerland. A Second Life is their story and the story of Switzerland which took in more than 20,000 Czechoslovak citizens of whom more than 14,000 stayed in the country. By presenting portraits of 25 of these individuals, we commemorate the fate of the innumerable people and the dramatic events that forged a strong and lasting human bond between the two countries.
When: 3-18 December 2018
Opening event: 3 December 2018, 5:15 pm
Where: University of Zurich Main Building, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich, Atrium "Lichthof"