Two Swiss Synagogues Targeted With Pork Products in Anti-Semitic Episode
February 9, 2021
Pork products were used in two recent anti-Semitic incidents on synagogues in Switzerland, according to media reports.
In the first incident, on Jan. 30, a package of bacon and a stuffed pig were placed at the door of a synagogue in the city of Lausanne.
Four days later, on Feb. 3, a woman hurled pieces of pork toward the Liberal Jewish Community synagogue in Geneva.
The acts were committed by different perpetrators, according to the Intercommunity Coordination Against Antisemitism and Defamation (CICAD), a Swiss Jewish watchdog group.
CICAD said that criminal complaints would be filed.
“Acts of this nature are an insult to any Jew,” a CICAD statement declared.
#Antisémitisme Des actes de cette nature sont une insulte à l’égard de tout juif et qui prennent une dimension hautement symbolique lorsqu’ils sont commis sur une synagogue. Il s’agit de faits graves qui doivent interpeller nos autorités et plus largement nos concitoyens. pic.twitter.com/oPNkJ0YdHO
— La CICAD (@CICADch) February 5, 2021