Swiss Confederation

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe where it is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.

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  • Those who did seek to recover lost property found themselves rebuffed by officials who claimed no knowledge or by robotic bank clerks who asked for unproducible evidence such as death certificates from Auschwitz. Some bureaucrats systematically hid the facts and records. “The Swiss stonewalled for more than fifty years,” says World Jewish Congress secretary general Israel Singer, himself the son of Holocaust escapees. But Switzerland’s banks were not alone.

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