Tag: Swiss Jewry
Is There a Future for Jews in Switzerland?
March 15, 2007 | Dr. Simon Erlanger
Swiss Jewry seems to be set for steady decline. There are today some eighteen thousand Jews in Switzerland—the same number as in 1900, whereas the general population has doubled since then. Assimilation and emigration, mainly to Israel, have reduced the Jewish population. Jewish numbers were never high in Switzerland although many Jewish communities existed there in the Middle Ages. A pattern began in 1348 when many cities in the territories of what was to become the Swiss Confederacy murder