The Needle Trauma

In February 1995 the police cleared Zurich's drug hell once and for all. On the occasion of the historical anniversary the Tages-Anzeiger presents a web documentary about one of Switzerland's greatest social disasters. (Text: Michèle Binswanger)

Why did the authorities tolerate such misery? 20 years after the close-down of the drug scene The Needle Trauma has the answer.

Prominent political stakeholders of the time and former addicts recall the dramatic events as they really unfolded.

Why was this melting pot of misery allowed to continue for so long? In this exclusive multimedia special, the Tages-Anzeiger finds conclusive answers for the first time.