Swiss hotel sparks outrage by asking Jewish guests to shower before swimming


Paradies manager Ruth Thomann, who signed the notices, meanwhile insisted to Swiss daily 20Minutes that she was not an anti-Semite, and acknowledged that her "choice of words was a mistake". "I hope you understand that our team does not like being disturbed all the time", it said.

We spoke with the woman who was very nice to us.

A haredi family from Israel received a shock when they found an anti-Semitic sign at the Swiss hotel at which they were vacationing، as Arutz Sheva said.

"On Saturday, I made a note and I used the wrong words", Ruth Thomann - the owner of the Paradies Apartment House in the town of Arosa - told The Algemeiner on Monday.

She told the Blick newspaper that the apartment hotel now had a lot of Jewish clients, and that other guests had complained that some of them did not shower before using the pool and had asked her to do something. "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". If you break the rules, I'm forced to cloes the swimming pool for you.

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"It was very unusual", he said. There is a really nice group of Jews here from all over the world - there are barely any Israelis.

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In defending this Jewish-only note, Thomann explained that since the refrigerators in the room are small, she permits guests to keep small amounts of kosher food in the hotel refrigerator.

When I asked why she singled out Jews and did not just place generic signs for all guests, she did not seem to have an adequate answer.

On Twitter, Tzipi Hotovely - Israel's deputy foreign minister - said she had contacted the ambassador in Switzerland over the matter.

"W$3 e must make sure that the punishment for incidents such as these will serve as deterrents for those who still harbor the germ of anti-Semitism", she said.

"I wrote something naive on that poster", she was quoted as saying, admitting that it would have been better to simply address all guests with the same message. When I got off the phone with her, I actually felt like I had to take a shower.

Thomann told The Algemeiner that she had placed the note because "some of these guests went swimming with clothes on, with T-shirts, and didn't take a shower".