Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

Studia Theodisca

ISSN

2385-2917

Volume

23

DOI

https://doi.org/10.13130/1593-2478/7546

Abstract

The twentieth-century Swiss local authors Walter Laedrach and Katharina Zimmermann rediscovered the dark chapter of Swiss history documenting the torture and execution of non-resistant and non-conformist Christians in the Bernese Oberland. The following anal­ysis of the literary representation of these pacifist Anabaptists will identify historiographical sources that served as inspiration to the authors and the contributions their historical no­vels make in Switzerland’s process of coming to terms with its tragic past.

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