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Aargau did not join the Swiss Confederation until 1803, which permitted Jews to escape the expulsion order. Jews were not allowed to return until 1776 and the whole population, 550 by the finish of the 18th century, lived in the villages of Lengnau and Oberendingen . The Jews were not allowed to construct a cemetery in the towns, as an alternative burying their dead on what became recognized as Judenäule (“Jews’ island”) in the middle of the Rhine River. Currently, the Jewish population of Switzerland is about 18,500 persons – the tenth biggest Jewish neighborhood in Europe. The World Travel...