Switzerland 2015. Aeschimann children from Tibet

Image 19 of 44
< Prev Next >
Switzerland. Canton Aargau. Rüfenah. Yangchen Büchli at home with the photo album of her arrival on board a Swissair flight in Zürich-Kloten airport on march 16, 1964. The swiss tibetan woman is an Aeschimann's child who arrived 50 years ago in Switzerland to receive custody on a private initiative by an influential Swiss industrialist, Charles Aeschimann. In 1962, Charles Aeschimann agreed with the Dalai Lama to take 200 children and place them in Swiss foster homes and give them a chance for a better life and a good education. Most of the children still had parents in exile or in Tibet, just a few were orphans. On the left bottom corner, Charles Aeschimann with the tibetan chiildren. 25.02.2015 © 2015 Didier Ruef