Kommunalismus und jüdische Emanzipation. Bürgergemeindlicher Widerstand als politischer Faktor in der Schweiz

This article examines the course of Jewish emancipation in Switzerland, taking into account the influence of the political communes. How did the communes resist the naturalization of Jews and how could this resistance delay the political equality of the Jews? And how did the governments deal with this communal resistance? To answer these questions, this article will examine the political events surrounding the communal resistance to the naturalization of Jews in Oberendingen and Lengnau, the two village communities in which most of Switzerland’s Jews lived.