The manager at the Swiss hotel where signs singling out Jews were hung commented on the controversy, stating that she has nothing against Jews and that the signs weren’t meant to be anti-Semitic: “If I had problems, I would not accept Jewish guests at the hotel.”
The hotel in Switzerland Photo Credit: Channel 2 News
The manager of the Swiss hotel where anti-Semitic signs were hung insists that she has nothing against Jews. “The sign has been removed, it’s no longer there,” the manager told Channel 2 News. “I hung it because I saw Jewish guests coming to the pool on Saturday morning. I checked and they did not shower. There’s a big sign that shows where the showers are, and if they do not read it, then I have to make another sign. I have no problem with Jewish guests, really I do not – if I had problems, I would not accept Jewish guests at the hotel.”
However, the Haredi family from Israel that stayed at the hotel is not convinced. “We have never encountered such anti-Semitism,” they told Channel 2 News. “We reserved the hotel on the Internet and we saw a lot of good comments. We spoke with the woman who was very nice to us. We told her that we were Jewish and she said that during this time of year, many Jews stay with them – and then we saw this sign and we were in shock. It’s very weird, even the non-Jewish guests did not understand.”
Signs hung at the hotel Photo Credit: Channel 2 News
As previously reported by JOL, written on the sign hung outside the pool was: “To our Jewish guests: Please take a shower before you go swimming and although [sic] after swimming,” the sign at the entrance to the hotel pool reads. “If you break the rules, I’m forced to cloes [sic] the swimming pool for you. Thank you for understanding: Ruth Thomann.”
Even on the refrigerator in the lounge, there was a sign that stated that the Jewish guests are only permitted to use it during certain hours- between 10:00-11:00 AM and 4:30-5:30 PM. According to the sign, the hotel staff does not like it when guests bother them constantly.
“We were shocked,” explained the father. “None of us went to the refrigerator because we didn’t want there to be an argument but the day after that, the sign at the entrance to the pool suddenly appeared and that was a real embarrassment.”