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Swiss hotel tells Jews to shower before swimming

A Swiss hotel that posted a sign telling Jewish guests to shower before using the pool has provoked official complaints from Israel and calls for it to be closed. The Paradies apartment hotel in the Alpine village of Arosa in east Switzerland also restricted access for Jewish visitors to the guest freezer.

It was accused of antisemitism after an outraged guest put a photo of the notice outside the hotel pool on Facebook. The sign, addressed “to our Jewish guests”, said: “Please take a shower before you go swimming.” It added: “If you break the rules I’m forced to close the swimming pool for you.”

A second notice, in the kitchen, instructed “our Jewish guests” they could access the freezer only between 10am and 11am and 4.30pm and 5.30pm.


Read the full article by David Charter of The Times at The Australian.