Chairlift travels back to a poor past

Today Switzerland is a country many people would like to migrate to. One hundred years ago thousands of Swiss had to leave their country behind, in search of a better life overseas. Like a group of 80 people from one mountain village, who left all at once.

This content was published on July 21, 2012 - 16:13

The 80 villagers from Visperterminen, in canton Valais, were headed to the Americas. Today’s residents of the village are commemorating the migrants’ journey with an open-air performance on and around an illuminated chairlift. (SF/

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