Switzerland

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.

Swiss kosher butcher vandalised four times in a month

A kosher butcher shop in the Swiss city of Basel has been vandalised four times in one month in what local Jews are condemning as an antisemitic campaign of intimidation.

Swiss Jews and Muslims publish joint declaration against antisemitism, racism and islamophobia

The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities has jointly published a declaration against antisemitism, racism and islamophobia, together with Muslim and Jewish organisations.

Swiss region plans Jewish tourism etiquette guide

With the help of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG), tourism authorities in the canton of Graubünden are planning an etiquette guide to raise awareness of the needs of Jewish visitors among hoteliers in the region.

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