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Switzerland

New antisemitism report in Switzerland: Conspiracy theories gain ground

The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG/FSCI) and the Foundation against Racism and Antisemitism (GRA) have released their latest report on antisemitic incidents in German-speaking Switzerland. The report notes the troubling rise of antisemitic conspiracy theories online across the country.

Swiss Jewish community holds 114th General Assembly

The Swiss Jewish community (SIG/FSCI) held its 114th General Assembly on 19 May 2019.

Artistic works of Holocaust survivor Fishel Rabinowicz presented in Bern

The exhibition "Holocaust Artist" was presented for the first time at the official ceremony commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019 in Bern.

Swiss make slow progress returning Nazi-looted art

Progress in Switzerland has been patchy since the country endorsed the Washington Principles - a set of guidelines to encourage museums to find and identify Nazi-looted art.

Swiss synagogue attacked in antisemitic incident

The window of a synagogue in the Swiss city of Basel was smashed by a hammer this past Shabbat.

Synagogues across Switzerland to be illuminated on Pogromnacht

Synagogues will be lit up across Switzerland on the night prior to 9 November to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Pogromnacht, the huge mass anti-Jewish pogrom in Nazi Germany in 1938.

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