Heinrich Handschin, personal growth
Barely back in Basel Handschin met Bernhard Lerch (1811-1904), a ribbon manufacturer and Swiss entrepreneur from Moscow, who was looking for a weaving master for his firm. This meeting was to become a fateful tum in Handschin' s development. Bernhard Lerch offered the young and well-qualified Handschin a position, he accepted and in 1856 traveled to Moscow where he was to spend the next 25 years.
"Heinrich Handschin: A Man Wants to Climb up,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 45
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol45/iss2/6