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 13 | by Ron Epstein-Mil

Die Synagogen der Schweiz. Bauten zwischen Emanzipation, Assimilation und Akkulturation

The Synagogues of Switzerland. Buildings between emancipation, assimilation and acculturation

Photographs by Michael Richter

Beiträge zur Geschichte und Kultur der Juden in der Schweiz

2017, 2nd extended edition (1st edition 2008), Chronos Verlag, Zurich

Hardcover, 280 pages, 255 colour illustrations

ISBN 978-3-0340-1398-7

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Volume 12 | by Karis Huser

Vieh- und Textilhändler an der Aare. Geschichte der Juden im Kanton Solothurn vom Mittelalter bis heute

Livestock and Textile Traders on the Aare. History of the Jews in Canton Solothurn from the Middle Ages to the Present Day

Beiträge zur Geschichte und Kultur der Juden in der Schweiz

2007, Chronos Verlag, Zurich

Hardcover, 472 pages, 175 illustrations, b/w

ISBN 978-3-0340-0862-4

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Volume 11 | by Sabine Schreiber

Hirschfeld, Strauss, Malinsky. Jüdisches Leben in St. Gallen 1803 bis 1933

Hirschfeld, Strauss, Malinsky. Jewish life in St. Gallen, 1803 to 1933

Beiträge zur Geschichte und Kultur der Juden in der Schweiz

2006, Chronos Verlag, Zurich

Hardcover, 404 pages, 67 illustrations, b/w

ISBN 978-3-0340-0777-1

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Volume 10 | by Stefan Mächler

Hilfe und Ohnmacht. Der Schweizerische Israelitische Gemeindebund und die nationalsozialistische Verfolgung 1933 – 1945

Help and Helplessness. The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities and National Socialist persecution, 1933–1945

Beiträge zur Geschichte und Kultur der Juden in der Schweiz, Band 10

2005, Chronos Verlag, Zurich

Hardcover, 570 pages, 48 illustrations, b/w

ISBN 978-3-0340-0727-6

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Volume 9 | by Anton-Andreas Speck

Der Fall Rothschild. NS-Judenpolitik, Opferschutz und «Wiedergutmachung» in der Schweiz 1942 –1962

The Rothschild Case. Nazi Jewish policy, victim protection and “reparation” in Switzerland, 1942–1962

Beiträge zur Geschichte und Kultur der Juden in der Schweiz

2003, Chronos Verlag, Zurich

Hardcover, 204 pages

ISBN 978-3-0340-0751-1

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Volume 8 | by Noëmi Sibold

«… mit den Emigranten auf Gedeih und Verderb verbunden.» Die Flüchtlingshilfe der Israelitischen Gemeinde Basel in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus

«… standing with the emigrants for better or worse». The Israelite Community Basel and refugee relief in the time of National Socialism

Beiträge zur Geschichte und Kultur der Juden in der Schweiz

2002, Chronos Verlag, Zurich

Hardcover, 172 pages, 10 illustrations, b/w

ISBN 978-3-0340-0750-4

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