Swiss ‘witch’ museum receives CHF1 million anonymous gift

By swissinfo
2018.02.13. 15:14
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The Anna Göldi Museum has received a donation of CHF1 million ($1.1 million), the museum announced on Monday. This should allow the museum to stay open all year round. The museum first opened in August 2017 and shows the history of the maid Anna Göldi, who was famously tried and executed as the “last witch of Europe” in 1782 by the local courts in the canton of Glarus. The exhibition guides visitors through the past of the old Swiss Confederation. It also highlights the value of our contemporary human rights and celebrates a shared culture of remembrance. Exhibits are housed in a historic building in the village of Enneda.  The donation is tied to an expansion project aimed at ensuring that the central building of the museum, the so-called Hänggiturm, can be used long-term, the museum statement said.  The tower was built during the heyday of the Swiss textile industry in the



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