Swiss art museum reviews collection for Nazi-looted pieces

The Museum, Kunsthaus Zurich said it would like to see an independent commission set up in the country to tackle the issue of confiscated art by Nazi Germany during World War II. 

Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities reports an increase of antisemitic attacks

The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG) and the GRA Foundation Against Racism and Antisemitism released their 2022 Antisemitism report for the German, Italian and Romansh language areas of Switzerland. 

Basel Canton commissions SIG to manage the regional antisemitism registration office

Basel-Stadt Canton commissions the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities to take over the management of the regional antisemitism registration office. The mandate runs as a pilot from 2023 to the end of 2024.

Swiss Jews welcome the decision of the Legal Commission of the National Council to support a ban on Nazi symbols

The SIG and the PLJS welcome these groundbreaking decisions of the National Council's Legal Commission, especially the one for a special law against Nazi symbols. With this law, a clear and comprehensible catalogue of National Socialist symbols can be banned.

Reacting to a report by the Federal Office of Justice, Swiss Jews are initially calling for a ban on Nazi symbols

A report by the Swiss Federal Office of Justice concluded that it would be possible, but complicated, to ban national socialist, racist and extremist symbols. In order to simplify the process of banning, the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities SIG call to focus on Nazi symbols as a first step.

Swiss Jewish Community organizes a delegation of teachers to Auschwitz

Around 80 Swiss teachers flew from Zurich to Katowice to visit the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG) was one of the co-organizers of the visit.

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