Anti-Semitic Signs In Hotel Say Jewish Guests Must Shower Before Swimming

Lester Mason
August 15, 2017

The owner admits she used the "wrong words" in the notes. "If you break the rules, I'm forced to close the pool for you".

In my opinion, this woman is prejudiced against Jews, but is so out of touch with reality*, does not even realize what she did was highly offensive - and she still wants Jewish customers!

Another sign on a refrigerator hotel stated that Jewish guests were only allowed to use it during certain hours to avoid bothering hotel staff. "Thank you for understanding". "And absolutely, the Jewish mafia, then, if you criticize it says you're anti-Semitic, but the Jewish mafia is a very powerful mafia".

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.

As for the refrigerator note, Thomann told The Algemeiner that the hotel allowed Jewish guests traveling with Kosher food the privilege of storing such food in refrigerators in the hotel's kitchen.

The Local was unable to contact Thomann on Tuesday, however she has responded to the articles in Israeli press, apologizing for her "wrong words". "I wrote 'for our Jewish guests, ' and one of them wrote me an email asking me to take it down".

Thomann removed the signs following complaints.

However, when they arrived, they noticed two very disturbing signs, which The Jerusalem Post reported Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely called an "ugly display of anti-Semitism".

Hotovely said Thomann should face criminal charges for writing them.

"Unfortunately anti-Semitism in Europe is still a reality and we 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.

Thomann has denied accusations that she is anti-Semitic.

The Paradies apartment hotel in the Alpine village of Arosa, in eastern Switzerland, has been accused of antisemitism after a guest posted to Facebook a picture of a notice near the hotel pool. The reason for this policy was to ensure the hotel's staff could carry out their duties smoothly, she said.

Meanwhile, an online petition has been launched against the hotel, gathering more than 500 signatures by the time this story was published.

The hotel has commented saying that it was a misunderstanding and there was no anti-Semitic intent behind the signs. When I got off the phone with her, I actually felt like I had to take a shower.

In October 2016, a hotel in southern Germany faced a backlash on social media after an Israeli tourist claimed the facility canceled his booking over his nationality.

He said that there were several other Jewish families staying at the hotel, mainly from the US, UK and Belgium. However, the hotel claims the message was simply a mistranslation.

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