The SIG and GRA antisemitism report compiles and analyses the occurrence of antisemitic incidents in the German-, Italian- and Romansh-speaking regions of Switzerland, making it possible to evaluate the nature and extent of antisemitism in the country.
The SIG publishes a Report on Antisemitism every year in collaboration with the GRA Foundation Against Racism and Antisemitism. The report compiles and analyses occurrences of antisemitic incidents in the German-, Italian- and Romansh-speaking regions of Switzerland. Incidents are reported to the SIG via the form on its website, or by phone or e-mail. The SIG records other incidents by actively monitoring the media, internet and social media. To evaluate and analyse the individual cases, the SIG refers to the definition of antisemitism and illustrative examples provided by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance IHRA.
Combating antisemitism: measures for prevention and education
Combating and preventing antisemitism are key tasks among the activities of the SIG. The antisemitism report gives the association itself, politicians, educational institutions, the media and the population in general a picture of the extent of antisemitism in Switzerland and how it is evolving. The report serves as a basis for developing suitable measures for prevention, education and criminal prosecution.
The full version of the Report on Antisemitism by the SIG and the GRA is available in German and French. From 2018 onwards, there are also summaries in English. As of 2022, the full Report on Antisemitism will also be published in English. Choose the relevant language version of the website to access the full report. Previous reports can be found in the menu below.
Report on Antisemitism 2021
The heated and hostile debates about the pandemic and its consequences are resulting in antisemitic attitudes becoming more prevalent. This is evident from the antisemitic incidents observed and in particular the antisemitic conspiracy theories which continue to be propagated in the circles of anti-Covid protesters. The number of physical and verbal incidents remained at a low level but there was an increase. A sharp rise was recorded in online incidents. The Covid pandemic acted as the main trigger in 2021 as previously.