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Emil Schlesinger, Ph.D.

Rabbi, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

SAINT GALL (ST. GALLEN) – Chief town of the canton of the same name in the northeast of Switzerland. The first information concerning its Jewish inhabitants dates from the year 1349, when the Jews, who then lived in a special quarter, the "Hinterlauben"...
ZURICH – Capital of the Swiss canton of the same name. Jews first settled there in the early part of the fourteenth century, and soon acquired considerable wealth by lending money. They paid high taxes for toleration, but were allowed to...