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Switzerland

New report on Antisemitism in 2020 in German-speaking Switzerland

The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities SIG, in collaboration with the Foundation against Racism and Antisemitism GRA, published the report on Antisemitism 2020 in German-speaking Switzerland.

Synagogue in Biel vandalised with antisemitic symbols

Antisemitic slogans and symbols were discovered on the door of the synagogue in Biel. A swastika and the slogans "Sieg Heil" and "Juden Pack" were engraved with a sharp object.

Pork deposited in front of synagogues in Switzerland

In a series of antisemitic incidents in French-speaking Switzerland, a pack of bacon was deposited in front of the synagogue of Lausanne, and pork was thrown towards the building in Geneva.

Swiss Jews file criminal complaint after Far-Right party publishes antisemitic hoax

The Swiss Federation of Jewish communities (SIG) has filed a criminal complaint against the far-right Swiss Nationalist Party (PNOS), after the extremist group published the inflammatory antisemitic hoax, the  “Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”

The lockdown evokes traumatic memories in some Holocaust survivors. Others react surprisingly resiliently.

Shoah survivors belong to the corona risk group and had to isolate themselves early at home. Zurich-based Anita Winter, President of the Gamaraal Foundation, set up a coronavirus hotline for them.

Covid pandemic fans flames of antisemitism in Switzerland

Jewish people in Switzerland are concerned about increasing antisemitism during the Covid-19 pandemic, says the Foundation against Racism and Antisemitism (GRA).

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