Andrea Buchschacher

Born in 1985 in Zurich, Switzerland
Andrea finished her Master's degree in Political and economic Philosophy at the University of Bern. (Last updated 2013)

"Land of Dreams. On emigration and return" (2005)

Four family legends, four unknown fates under the common denominator of "migration": Using genealogical research and information about particular emigration countries - Africa, America, Argentina and France - and emigration theories, student Andrea Buchschacher was able to use literary means to reanimate the history of her ancestors, a story long gathering dust. She wrote fictional but historically accurate stories.

With her contribution Andrea won a first prize in the 2003-2005 EUSTORY National History Competition of the Association of Swiss History Teachers, whose theme was: "Migration." Her work is based on recollections of family members and on family documents.

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