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Designation for the period of the Helvetic Republic (1798–1803), and in a broader sense for the genesis of a Swiss civil society based on the principle of constitutional equality. From a Jewish perspective, Helvetic is associated with the expectation of emancipation, which, however, was disappointed during the period of the Helvetic Republic, and even in the federal state, established in 1848, it was not enshrined in …

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Picard, Jacques, “Helvetic”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0308>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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