The Paradies apartment hotel in the Alpine village of Arosa in eastern Switzerland is being accused of anti-Semitism after an outraged guest posted to Facebook a picture of a notice plastered outside the hotel pool.
“To our Jewish Guests, women, men and children, please take a shower before you go swimming,” it said, adding that “If you break the rules I’m forced to (close) the swimming pool for you.”
Paradies manager Ruth Thomann, who signed the notices, meanwhile insisted to Swiss news outlets that she was not an anti-Semite, and that other guests had complained that some of many Jewish clientele did not shower before using the pool and had asked her to do something to remedy the situation. Thomann acknowledged that her “choice of words was a mistake.”
There have been several calls by many Jewish organizations to have the hotel shut down for its behavior. Read more at Yahoo News.