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Switzerland. Basel. St. Jakobshalle. Dolma Knell (L), Yangchen Büchli (CL), Dicki Shitsetsang (CR) and Rinzin Lang (R) are moved by emotions after their personal meeting with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. The three women and the man are part of Aeschimann's children 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. 8.02.2015 © 2015 Didier Ruef