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True Talk ‘Someone shouted Heil Hitler at me’

"True Talk" puts people in front of the camera who are fighting prejudice or discrimination. They answer questions that nobody would normally dare to ask directly.

Shay is a young man from Switzerland who also happens to be Jewish. Nearly 20,000 Jews live in Switzerland, mainly in the Zurich area. Most of them are Swiss citizens. Nevertheless, Jewish women and men are often treated like foreigners, according to Swiss Public Television, SRF. There are other preconceived ideas about Jews being arrogant, money-grabbing and over-keen to talk about the Holocaust. 

Someone once shouted a Nazi slogan at Shay as they drove past him. He says he often gets strange looks when he wears a Kippa. Despite this, he feels safe in Switzerland as, “in other countries, the army has to patrol synagogues. Overall there is not that much anti-Semitism”.


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