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Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities elects Ralph Lewin as its new President

Ralph Lewin has been elected as the new president of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG/FCSI), following the 115th Assembly of Delegates held in Bern.

Swiss lottery scratch card used the phrase ‘gassed Jew’

A state-owned lottery company in Switzerland has apologized for a crossword scratch card that appeared to feature the word combination “gassed Jew.”

Holocaust survivor and activist Gábor Hirsch dies in Switzerland

Gábor Hirsch, the founder and former president of the Swiss Contact Point for Holocaust Survivors passed away died on August 20th in Zurich at the age of 90.

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.

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