Stories of internment, flight and open arms
Special guided tour of the Bourbaki Panorama held in German and with a person who personally had to seek for asylum.
The gigantic circular picture (10 x 112 m) is a reminder of the largest humanitarian action Switzerland has ever carried out. How come that in the winter of 1871, 87,000 French soldiers crossed the Swiss boarder within 3 days? How did the Swiss population react? What were their fears and hopes? A gripping and defining story for Switzerland and its humanitarian values lasting up until today.
Nadja Buser and Kairat Birimkulov have a discussion in German in front of the panorama about stories from past times, today's experiences and illusions about a new home country.
You will discover what it means to seek for asylum nowadays by analyzing different scenes depicted in the panorama.
Sunday, 11 to 12 pm
Meeting point at the Bourbaki Panorama museum’s reception.
The guided tour is an event organized during the Asylum Action Week Aktionswoche Asyl (15.-23.06.2019).
The guided tour is free of charge. Participants only pay the museum's entrance fee.