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  Tevet 3, 5772 , 29/12/11

Swiss Rehabilitation for Helping Holocaust Jews Ends

The Swiss parliament said, Wednesday, that a commission established in 2004 had finished the process of rehabilitating the names of 137 people punished during World War II for having helped Jews escape Nazi persecution, according to Agence France Presse. Historians say several hundred people lost their job, were fined and in some cases even jailed for having sheltered Jews hiding from the Nazis on the grounds that their actions had violated Swiss neutrality.

Of those who were rehabilitated, only one lived to see her rehabilitation and died a year later. The rehabilitation amounted to official recognition that their actions were right and proper. It did  not include any compensation.



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