The Poschiavo forms a narrow strip of Swiss soil that is almost entirely surrounded by Italian territory. In the 19th and 20th centuries, it developed along its border with Valtellina
The Puschlav forms a narrow strip of Swiss soil that is almost entirely surrounded by Italian territory. In the 19th and 20th centuries, an astonishing practice of smuggling developed along its border with the Veltlin, surprising because of its sheer quantity, but above all because of the history of the men and women who fought for their own survival with enormous effort and sometimes at considerable risk or looking for luck. In critical times - such as under the fascist dictatorship and during the Second World War - the border also represented a possibility of refuge or rescue for many refugees.
Andrea Paganini's research brings to light a little-known chapter of our history that has left a deep mark on the character, mentality and culture of border residents.
Presentation and discussion with Andrea Paganini
Moderator: Mirella Carbone
A collaboration between the Institute for Cultural Research Graubünden and Laudinella Kultur.
(Wednesday) 20:30 - 21:45
Hotel Reine Victoria
Via Rosatsch 18, 7500 St. Moritz