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Switzerland

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.

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.

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