SIG Publication Series

The SIG is the editor and issuer of a series of publications on the history and culture of Jews in Switzerland. 19 volumes have been issued since 1992, together with a commemorative edition to mark the 100th anniversary of the SIG.

The SIG has been issuing a series of publications entitled «Beiträge zur Geschichte und Kultur der Juden in der Schweiz» (contributions on the history and culture of Jews in Switzerland) since 1992. The aim is to enhance knowledge and understanding of Jewish life in Switzerland. Topics covered include, for example, the history of Jewish communities in this country, the architecture of synagogues and the situation of Swiss Jews during the Second World War. The richly illustrated volumes trace historical developments and provide insights into the history, culture and living traditions of the various Jewish communities in Switzerland.

Obtaining individual volumes of the publication series

Volumes 8 (2002) to 19 (2021) and the commemorative edition «Jüdische Lebenswelt Schweiz - Vie et culture juives en Suisse» (2004) marking the 100th anniversary of the SIG were published by Chronos Verlag and can be ordered there. The other volumes can no longer be acquired through the book trade, but are available in numerous libraries.

Volume 19 | by Angela Bhend

Triumph der Moderne. Jüdische Gründer von Warenhäusern in der Schweiz, 1890–1945

Triumph of the Modern. Jewish founders of department stores in Switzerland, 1890 – 1945

Beiträge zur Geschichte und Kultur der Juden in der Schweiz

2021, Chronos Verlag, Zurich

Hardcover, 352 pages, 125 illustrations, colour and b/w

ISBN 978-3-0340-1585-1

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Volume 18 | by Lea Bloch

«Ich glaubte ins Paradies zu kommen». Leben und Überleben des Flüchtlings Kurt Bergheimer in der Schweiz

«I thought I’d entered Paradise». Life and survival of the refugee Kurt Bergheimer in Switzerland

Beiträge zur Geschichte und Kultur der Juden in der Schweiz

2021, Chronos Verlag, Zurich

Hardcover, 352 pages, 125 illustrations, colour and b/w

ISBN 978-3-0340-1585-1

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Volume 17 | by Hannah Einhaus

Für Recht und Würde. Georges Brunschvig: Jüdischer Demokrat, Berner Anwalt, Schweizer Patriot (1908 – 1973)

For Law and Dignity. Georges Brunschvig: Jewish democrat, Bernese lawyer, Swiss patriot (1908–1973)

Beiträge zur Geschichte und Kultur der Juden in der Schweiz

2016, Chronos Verlag, Zurich

Hardcover, 324 pages, 36 illustrations, b/w

ISBN 978-3-0340-1324-6

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Volume 16 | by Jacques Picard, René Bloch (ed.)

Wie über Wolken. Jüdische Lebens- und Denkwelten in Stadt und Region Bern, 1200 – 2000

Above the Clouds. Jewish life and thought in the city and region of Bern, 1200–2000

Beiträge zur Geschichte und Kultur der Juden in der Schweiz

2014, Chronos Verlag, Zurich

Hardcover, 527 pages, 69 illustrations, b/w

ISBN 978-3-0340-1219-5

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Volume 15 | by Annette Brunschwig

Heimat Biel. Geschichte der Juden in einer Schweizer Stadt vom Spätmittelalter bis 1945

Biel, My Home. History of the Jews in Switzerland from the late Middle Ages to 1945

Beiträge zur Geschichte und Kultur der Juden in der Schweiz

2011, Chronos Verlag, Zurich

Hardcover, 238 pages, 51 illustrations, b/w

ISBN 978-3-0340-1072-6

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Volume 14 | by Noëmi Sibold

Bewegte Zeiten. Zur Geschichte der Juden in Basel von den 1930er Jahren bis in die 1950er Jahre

Turbulent Times. On the History of the Jews in Basel from the 1930s to the 1950s

Beiträge zur Geschichte und Kultur der Juden in der Schweiz

2010, Chronos Verlag, Zurich

Hardcover, 400 pages, 65 illustrations, b/w

ISBN 978-3-0340-1002-3

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