Oldest Jewish Community in Switzerland Is Disappearing, but Not Without a Fight

Ariel David
Ariel David
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Nowadays, most of the Jews in the Swiss villages of Endingen and Lengnau are found underground.

Buried under crumbling, moss-covered headstones in the sloping land of a peaceful hillside cemetery, these thousands of tombs are perhaps the most touching legacy of these little-known shtetls, which for three centuries served as the singular ghetto for all the Jews of Switzerland.

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