Swiss party accused of using Nazi techniques


Switzerland’s biggest political party was accused of adopting Nazi propaganda techniques in an anti-crime campaign.

The People’s Party has run an advertising campaign showing three white sheep on a Swiss flag booting out a black sheep accompanied by the slogan, “For more security.”

The ads are part of the party’s attempt to enact the first law in Europe that would punish the immigrant parents of children who commit crimes by ejecting them from the country.

Ronnie Bernheim of the Swiss Foundation against Racism and Anti-Semitism said the proposal was similar to the Nazi practice of Sippenhaft, or kin liability, which held relatives of criminals responsible for their crimes and punished them equally.

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