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Swedish hospital official quits over alleged antisemitic bullying by surgeon

Source: JTA

A department head at a Swedish hospital resigned following media reports about a physician in the department continually bullying Jewish staff.

The former manager left Karolinska University Hospital, near Stockholm, due to “a combination of personal reasons, but also because he has not handled the situation [efficiently] enough,” Annika Tibell, the hospital’s director, told Sveriges Television, the broadcaster reported Tuesday. The department head was not named in the report.

Management at Karolinska knew about the “obvious and open antisemitism” expressed by the physician to at least one Jewish employee since February, but the complaints were “ignored,” the Simon Wiesenthal Center dean, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, wrote in the letter.