There is a saying that you always hate your closest neighbor the most.
But I really do not understand why the Swiss Germans dislike the Germans so much. After all, the Swiss French seem to get along fine with the French. And the Swiss Italians appear to be quite friendly to the Italians.
I had hoped that this article would throw some light on the topic. But it does not explain the level of dislike that I have heard expressed repeatedly.
Would someone please explain the animosity towards the Germans? When did it start? Why did it start? Why is it continuing?