Swiss Hotel Asks “Jewish Guests” to Shower Before Swimming

A small hotel in the Swiss Alps is facing a barrage of criticism after it put up a sign asking “Jewish guests” to shower before swimming in the hotel pool, Deutsche Welle reports. Israel described it as “an anti-Semitic act” of the worst kind.

The Paradies apartment hotel in the eastern Alpine village of Arosa became the target of a fierce backlash on August 15 after an outraged guest published a photo of the sign on social media.

“To our Jewish Guests,” the notice read. “Please take a shower before you go swimming. If you break the rules, I’m forced to (close) the swimming pool for you. Thank you for understanding.”

The photo went viral and was widely covered by the Israeli media.