Celebrating 75 Years!

There are several interesting stories that are circulating about the founding of the American Women’s Club of Basel:


During WW2, a large number of American pilots ended up in Switzerland, either parachuting from disabled planes or helped across the border by Americans living in Switzerland. American women living in Basel were mobilized to give assistance to them and other Americans assigned to the American Consulate in Basel.


Between 1946 and 1947, after WW2, the American army organized R&R trips for their soldiers to Basel.  A group of American women rallied together to help take care and entertain these soldiers. 


In 1947, the American Women’s Club of Basel was founded by 3 women – Helen Forrer, Elizabeth Preiswerk and Susan Meyer. 


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