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Swedish Parliament Hears Report on Measures Against Anti-semitism

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Anti-Semitic propaganda, activities of a Swedish neo-Nazi organization and suspects are being investigated by Swedish security police, Minister of Justice Ingvar Lindell said today in Parliament.

The Minister, replying to questions about such activities in Sweden, also said that recent outrages justified consideration of increasing the penalty for group-baiting so that prison terms would be the standard punishment.

History lessons in Swedish schools will be expanded to include the events of the Nazi era and other historical aspects of anti-Semitism, Ragmar Edenman, Swedish Minister of Education, promised a delegation of pupils yesterday.

The delegation was sent by the Swedish School Pupils Union, representing 120,000 members. The delegation called on the education official to demand better teaching on anti-Semitism and nazism in Swedish schools, contending that existing courses were unsatisfactory. The delegation also reported that large-scale anti-Semitic Nazi propaganda has been aimed at Swedish school pupils.

Meanwhile, swastikas appeared on the walls of public buildings in Sweden again yesterday. A number of the Nazi hate symbols were found smeared on some of the buildings of ancient Upsala University. A statement condemning the outrages was issued promptly by the rector of the university. Dr. Torghy Segerstedt.

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