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Swiss American Historical Society Review

Swiss American Historical Society Review

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The Handschin Foundation is 100 years old. Thanks to this Foundation many young people from the Canton Basel-Landschaft have been receiving scholarships which have made it easier, or even possible, for them to get an education. The founder, the industrialist Heinrich Handschin from Rickenbach, regretted his own lack of formal education throughout his life. Therefore he provided in his last will that "poor, gifted young people from the Canton" were to be helped to complete an education appropriate to their abilities.

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