NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

Switzerland

Half of Swiss Jews have experienced discrimination, according to survey

About 50% of Jews in Switzerland have experienced harassment and discrimination in the past five years, according to a survey by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW).

Gamaraal foundation sets up hotline to assist Holocaust survivors

The Gamaraal foundation has set up a telephone hotline in Switzerland to provide support to Holocaust survivors during the coronavirus crisis.

Basel fine arts museum to pay compensation for Glaser art collection

Basel’s Fine Arts Museum has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to the heirs of Jewish art collector Curt Glaser as compensation for acquiring artworks from him at knock-down prices when he fled Nazi Germany.

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.

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