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Guggenheim, Camille


GUGGENHEIM, CAMILLE (1863–1930), Swiss jurist and politician. Born in Zofingen, Guggenheim joined the Social Democratic Party in 1916 and later became Social Democratic member of the Great Council. He was member of the Swiss Federal Court (1929). Despite his short term in office, Swiss Fascists used his example after 1933 to prove the "Judaization" of Switzerland.


A. Wyler, "Bundesrichter Camille Guggenheim. Der mensch und die Persönlichkeit," in: Jüdische Presszentrale, 616 (Oct. 10, 1930), 5; Basler Nachrichten, 268:2 (Oct. 1, 1930), obituary.

[Uri Kaufmann (2nd ed.)]

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